24-30 July 2016
Highfield Campus, University of Southampton
Europe/London timezone

The physical spectrum of a partially Higgsed gauge theory

28 Jul 2016, 15:20
20m
Building 67 Room 1027 (Highfield Campus, University of Southampton)

Building 67 Room 1027

Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

Talk Physics Beyond the Standard Model Physics Beyond the Standard Model

Speaker

Mr Pascal Toerek (University of Graz)

Description

The description of electroweak physics using perturbation theory is highly successful. Though not obvious, this is due to a subtle field-theoretical effect, the Fröhlich-Morchio-Strocchi mechanism, which links the physical spectrum to that of the elementary particles. This works because of the special structure of the standard model, and it is not a priori clear whether it works for structurally different theories. Candidates for conflicts are, e.g., partially Higgsed gauge theories. We study this situation in an $SU(3)$ gauge theory with one fundamental Higgs field and a breaking pattern $SU(3) \rightarrow SU(2)$. We determine the leading order predictions for the gauge invariant spectrum in this theory and discuss the results from lattice simulations.

Primary author

Mr Pascal Toerek (University of Graz)

Co-author

Prof. Axel Maas (University of Graz)

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