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Rescuing the Standard Model in the case the Higgs Boson is not found

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10050015

Abstract

A plethora of Higgsless models have been proposed and we are in the peculiar situation where Fermilab & LHC results will be extremely interesting whether or not the Higgs boson is found. I present here a model where one of the sacred assumption of quantum field theory (renormalizability) is dropped. A precise prescription for the removal of the divergences guarantees both unitarity and predictivity. Interestingly the model is consistent if the Power counting criterion is enforced in a weak form (Weak Power Counting). Among the novel features one notices an extra parameter (the ratio M_W/M_Z) but also a consistent accommodation of the Majorana neutrino mass.