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In MSSM, are the higgs fields eaten by Z,W scalars or pseudoscalars?

I am very puzzled by the quintet of Higgs bosons in the MSSM: two charged, two scalars and a pseudoscalar. I wonder if they could be understood better if they were considered jointly with the three ...
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Why is the lightest Higgs not a free parameter in SUSY?

In the Standard Model, the Higgs mass doesn't really have any theoretical constraints. It could have basically any value and nothing 'breaks'. However, in MSSM models, we often see the tree level ...
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Is a 125 GeV Higgs large (or small) for the MSSM?

As far I as I know, and from naturalness considerations, a 125 GeV Higgs mass is rather large for the MSSM. This is because in the MSSM $$m_h^2 \lesssim M_z^2 \cos^22\beta + \Delta$$ where $\Delta$ ...
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Status of the little hierarchy problem

What is the current thinking on the little hierarchy problem in light of a potential Higgs mass above 120 GeV? A few years ago, at least, I remember various phenomenologists saying that this at least ...
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Pauli-Villars (PV) regularisation breaks supersymmetry. How to see that?

Does the PV regulator breaks SUSY? Take for instance the 1-loop (top/stop loops) correction to the Higgs squared-mass parameter in the MSSM, and you'll get something like, $$\delta m^2_{h_u} = - ...