Toward the minimal realization of a light composite Higgs

Zoltan Fodor, Kieran Holland, Julius Kuti, Santanu Mondal, Daniel Nogradi, Chik Him Wong

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Work in progress is reported on a particularly interesting gauge theory with a fermion doublet in the two-index symmetric (sextet) representation of the SU(3) color gauge group. Extending previous studies we outline our strategy as we investigate Goldstone dynamics and Electroweak scale setting from chiral symmetry breaking (χSB), test the GMOR relation from the spectrum of the Dirac operator and the related chiral condensate, begin to develop and test mixed action based improved analysis of χSB with new run plans at fixed topology to cross over from the p-regime to the epsilon-regime of χSB, continue to pursue the light 0++ scalar and its relation to the dilaton, and probe the scale-dependent running coupling from the perturbative UV scale to the scale of chiral symmetry breaking. Our observations suggest that the model is very close to the conformal window and a light composite scalar, perhaps the Higgs impostor with or without dilaton-like interpretation, appears to emerge with 0++ quantum numbers. The lightest baryon of the model on the 3 TeV scale has intriguing implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number244
JournalProceedings of Science
VolumePart F130500
StatePublished - 2014
Event32nd International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, LATTICE 2014 - New York, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 28 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General


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