Is SUSY theory "necessary" at this point? I have a question: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=beautiful-theory-collides Based on the presumed energy state of the newly found Higgs Boson, is SUSY theory even necessary or beneficial in terms of explaining particle physics theory anymore? Apparently some of the "simplest" SUSY variations have already been eliminated. As I understand it, the Higgs was also found at an energy that may not even benefit very much from SUSY extensions. Is that actually the case?