Twelve fundamental and two sextet fermion flavors

Z. Fodor, Kieran Holland, Julius Kuti, Dániel Nógrádi, Chris Schroeder, Chik Him Wong

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We report extended simulation results and their new analysis in two important gauge theories with twelve fermion flavors in the fundamental SU(3) color representation and two fermions in the sextet representation. We probe the Nf = 12 model with respect to the conformal window using mass deformed finite size scaling (FSS) theory driven by the fermion mass anomalous dimension. Our results at fixed gauge coupling show problems with the conformal scenario of the Nf = 12 model. In the sextet model with two flavors, under the conformal hypothesis, we determine large values for the anomalous fermion mass dimension with γ ≥ 1. Since our sextet analysis favors the chiral symmetry breaking hypothesis without conformality, the large exponent γ could play an important role in understanding the composite Higgs mechanism. The new results discussed here include our extended data sets and exceed what was presented at the conference.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011
Event29th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, Lattice 2011 - Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, United States
Duration: Jul 10 2011Jul 16 2011


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Fodor, Z., Holland, K., Kuti, J., Nógrádi, D., Schroeder, C., & Wong, C. H. (2011). Twelve fundamental and two sextet fermion flavors. Proceedings of Science, 139.