Aug 23 – 28, 2010
Europe/Berlin timezone

Beyond the Minimal Composite Higgs Model

Aug 26, 2010, 4:46 PM
Wolfgang-Paul-HS (Bonn)



Nussallee 12


Mr Javi Serra (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)


The composite Higgs mechanism is a very well motivated scenario for electroweak symmetry breaking. The Higgs boson emerges as a (massless) Nambu-Goldstone boson (NGB) from a spontaneous global symmetry breaking in a strongly interacting sector living at the TeV scale, providing an elegant solution to the hierarchy problem. After a brief review on how the minimal version of this scenario, based on the SO(5)/SO(4) coset, can successfully pass all the electroweak precision tests and solve the flavor problem, I will present several non-minimal coset extensions, which exhibit a richer spectrum of pseudo-NGB's, with very interesting phenomenology.

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Mr Javi Serra (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

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