Supersymmetry signals of supercritical string cosmology at the Large Hadron Collider
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We investigate the minimal supergravity signals at the Large Hadron Collider in the context of supercritical string cosmology (SSC). In this theory, the presence of a time dependent dilaton provides us with a smoothly evolving dark energy and modifies the dark matter allowed region of the minimal supergravity model with standard cosmology. Such a dilaton dilutes the supersymmetric dark matter density (of neutralinos) by a factor O(10) and consequently the regions with too much dark matter in the standard scenario are allowed in the SSC. The final states expected at the Large Hadron Collider in this scenario, unlike the standard scenario, consist of Z bosons, Higgs bosons, and/or high energy taus. We show how to characterize these final states and determine the model parameters. Using these parameters, we determine the dark matter content and the neutralino-proton cross section. All these techniques can also be applied to determine model parameters in SSC models with different supersymmetry breaking scenarios. 2009 The American Physical Society.