Lattice tests of beyond Standard Model dynamics

Event Dates: 

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 4:00pm

CTQM Seminar Type: 

  • Related Seminar Series

Speaker Name(s): 

Tom Degrand

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of Colorado

Abstract, Event Details: 

The years before the Large Hadron Collider turned on saw an active study of alternatives to the Standard Model Higgs boson. Some of this proposed new physics was nonperturbative. A number of researchers adapted the techniques of lattice gauge theory to see if the proposed scenarios were theoretically viable. I recently completed an article for Reviews of Modern Physics on this subject. This talk is an excerpt from the article and gives a big-picture overview of the possibilities for beyond Standard Model physics which have seen lattice activity.