Can a light Higgs impostor hide in composite gauge models?

Zoltán Fodor, Kieran Holland, Julius Kuti, Dániel Nógrádi, Chik Him Wong

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The frequently discussed strongly interacting gauge theory with a fermion flavor doublet in the two-index symmetric (sextet) representation of the SU(3) color gauge group is investigated [1-3]. In previous studies [3] the chiral condensate and the mass spectrum were shown to be consistent with chiral symmetry breaking (cSB) at vanishing fermion mass. The recently reported b -function [4] is not inconsistent with this observation, suggesting that the model is very close to the conformal window and a light "Higgs impostor" could emerge as a composite state. In this work we describe the methodology and preliminary results of studying the emergence of the light composite scalar with 0++ quantum numbers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number062
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Event31st International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, LATTICE 2013 - Mainz, Germany
Duration: Jul 29 2013Aug 3 2013

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    Fodor, Z., Holland, K., Kuti, J., Nógrádi, D., & Wong, C. H. (2013). Can a light Higgs impostor hide in composite gauge models? Proceedings of Science, 29-July-2013, [062].