Life in Technicolor: Bright and dark matter from new strong interactions

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Life in Technicolor: Bright and dark matter from new strong interactions

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 2nd December 2009
  • Speaker: Mads T. Frandsen (University of Oxford)
  • Location: Lecture Theatre B,

Event details

The baryonic mass in the universe is mainly due to the strong interactions of QCD. To the extent we know it today the origin of mass in the universe is thus dynamical. I will discuss Technicolor, i.e. a new strongly interacting gauge theory beyond the Standard Model (BSM), as the dynamical origin of Electroweak Symmetry Breaking, the mass of the SM gauge bosons and of the inferred dark matter in the universe. While motivated by QCD, phenomenological constraints suggest that the Technicolor dynamics cannot be QCD-like. This makes Technicolor an interesting and challenging field of research at the interplay of lattice gauge theory, BSM phenomenology and cosmology.

The Particle Physics Theory seminar is a weekly series of talks reflecting the diverse interests of the group. Topics include analytic and numerical calculations based on the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, theories exploring new physics, as well as more formal developments in gauge theories and gravity..

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