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Lattice tests of beyond Standard Model dynamics

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 4:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • Duane Physics Room G125

Speaker Name(s): 

Tom Degrand

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of Colorado
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Nuclear/Particle Physics Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

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.