Babu, KS (reprint author), Oklahoma State Univ, Dept Phys, Stillwater, OK 74078 USA.
[Babu, K. S.] Oklahoma State Univ, Dept Phys, Stillwater, OK 74078 USA
; [Gogoladze, Ilia
; Shafi, Qaisar] Univ Delaware, Bartol Res Inst, Dept Phys & Astron, Newark, DE 19716 USA
; [Raza, Shabbar] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Theoret Phys, State Key Lab Theoret Phys, Beijing 100190, Peoples R China
; [Raza, Shabbar] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Theoret Phys, KITPC, Beijing 100190, Peoples R China
We present a class of supersymmetric models in which symmetry considerations alone dictate the form of the soft SUSY breaking Lagrangian. We develop a class of minimal models, denoted as sMSSM-for flavor symmetry-based minimal supersymmetric standard model-that respect a grand unified symmetry such as SO(10) and a non-Abelian flavor symmetry H which suppresses SUSY-induced flavor violation. Explicit examples are constructed with the flavor symmetry being gauged SU(2)(H) and SO(3)(H) with the three families transforming as 2 + 1 and 3 representations, respectively. A simple solution is found in the case of SU(2)(H) for suppressing the flavor violating D-terms based on an exchange symmetry. Explicit models based on SO(3)(H) without the D-term problem are developed. In addition, models based on discrete non-Abelian flavor groups are presented which are automatically free from D-term issues. The permutation group S-3 with a 2 + 1 family assignment, as well as the tetrahedral group A(4) with a 3 assignment are studied. In all cases, a simple solution to the SUSY CP problem is found, based on spontaneous CP violation leading to a complex quark mixing matrix. We develop the phenomenology of the resulting sMSSM, which is controlled by seven soft SUSY breaking parameters for both the 2 + 1 assignment and the 3 assignment of fermion families. These models are special cases of the phenomenological MSSM (pMSSM), but with symmetry restrictions. We discuss the parameter space of sMSSM compatible with LHC searches, B-physics constraints and dark matter relic abundance. Fine-tuning in these models is relatively mild, since all SUSY particles can have masses below about 3 TeV.