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Neutral Naturalness

September 22, 2015 - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Zackaria Chacko
Institution: 
UMD

I explain the hierarchy problem of the standard model of particle physics, and discuss some of the ideas which have been put forward to resolve it. I then show that a specific class of theories, built around a framework known as neutral naturalness, can solve this problem while remaining consistent with all current experimental tests. I explain that while certain theories in this class give rise to striking signals, others are extremely difficult to test, and require a detailed study of the properties of the Higgs boson.  I consider the implications of these results for the Large Hadron Collider, and for future experimental programs.

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