UV Completions of Composite Higgs Models with Partial Compositeness

Particle Physics Theory seminar

UV Completions of Composite Higgs Models with Partial Compositeness

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 23rd January 2013
  • Speaker: Alberto Parolini (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Location: Lecture Theatre A,

Event details

I review the content of arXiv 1211.7290; the authors construct UV completions of bottom-up models with a pseudo Nambu-Goldstone Boson (NGB) composite Higgs and partial compositeness, admitting a weakly coupled description of the composite sector. The latter is identified as the low energy description of an SO(N) supersymmetric gauge theory. The Higgs is a NGB associated to an SO(5)/SO(4) coset of a global symmetry group and is identified with certain components of matter fields in a Seiberg dual description of the theory. The Standard Model (SM) gauge fields are obtained by gauging a subgroup of the global group. The mass mixing between elementary SM and composite fermion fields advocated in partial compositeness arise from the flow in the IR of certain trilinear Yukawa couplings. I describe the two models of this kind introduced in the article. Most qualitative properties of the bottom-up constructions are derived. Accommodating all SM fermion masses within the partial compositeness paradigm remains the main open problem, since the SM gauge couplings develop Landau poles at unacceptably low energies.

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