A composite Higgs model built on a conformal fixed point

Particle Physics Theory seminar

A composite Higgs model built on a conformal fixed point

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 17th March 2016
  • Speaker: Anna Hasenfratz (University of Colorado)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room,

Event details

A composite Higgs model  that is based on an infrared fixed point of a conformal system in the ultraviolet but chirally broken in the infrared can show many desirably features. The running coupling of such system ``walks" and the energy range of walking can be tuned, while the spectrum could include a light scalar characteristic of broken conformal symmetry. We realize such a model on the lattice by lifting the mass of some fermions while keeping the others massless or light.  Renormalisation group considerations predict that the spectrum of such a system shows hyperscaling. If the scale is set by the pseudoscalar decay constant $F_\pi \approx 250$ GeV the spectrum contains several resonances in the 2-3 TeV range, in addition to an isosinglet scalar that is around 750 GeV.

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