Conformal Standard Model

I will describe a proposal of an enlargement of the Standard Model based on a softly broken conformal symmetry. It contains the usual particles of the SM with right-chiral neutrinos and predicts two new particles: a scalar mixing with the usual Higgs and a naturally weakly coupled axion. I will argue that the Planck scale should be treated as a real physical scale and discuss the hierarchy problem and renormalization from this point of view. I will show that the model does not need any intermediate scales and can be viable up to the Planck scale (in distiction to the Standard Model). I will present experimental predictions of the model.

Event Type: 
Seminar
Collection/Series: 
Scientific Area(s): 
Speaker(s): 
Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 14:00 to 15:30
Location: 
Lazaridis Theatre