Particle Physics

This series consists of talks in the areas of Particle Physics, High Energy Physics & Quantum Field Theory.

Seminar Series Events/Videos

Currently there are no upcoming talks in this series.

 

Tuesday Dec 15, 2009
Speaker(s): 

When a pair of particles is produced close to threshold, they may form a bound state if the potential between them is attractive. Can we use such bound states to obtain information about new colored particles at the LHC? I will discuss the relevant issues using examples from the MSSM and other beyond the standard model scenarios.

Collection/Series: 
Scientific Areas: 

 

Tuesday Dec 08, 2009
Speaker(s): 

Supersymmetry is a leading candidate for physics Beyond the Standard Model. However, a tree level in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model the Higgs boson should be lighter than the Z boson. LEP did not discover the Higgs boson, so typically large radiative corrections are required to push the Higgs above the LEP lower limit, leading to fine tuning issues. In this talk I will describe how to avoid limits from the searches at LEP and discuss a potential early signal of a 90 GeV Higgs at the LHC.

Collection/Series: 
Scientific Areas: 

 

Wednesday Dec 02, 2009
Speaker(s): 

The BCFW recursion relations define Yang-Mills and gravity amplitudes in terms of lower-point amplitudes. I will discuss several connections between the internal consistency of this recursive definition and the allowed interactions of massless, higher-spin particles.

Collection/Series: 
Scientific Areas: 

 

Friday Nov 27, 2009
Speaker(s): 

Recent data from the PAMELA, Fermi/LAT and INTEGRAL/SPI experiments, among others, give evidence of excess electrons and positrons in the galaxy, which might be due to annihilation of dark matter. Models in which the dark matter transforms under a hidden nonabelian gauge symmetry can naturally account for the unusual features needed to fit these data. I will discuss generic features of such models, some of their distinctive consequences for cosmology, and new results for reconciling their predictions with the anomalous observations.

Collection/Series: 
Scientific Areas: 

 

Friday Nov 13, 2009
Speaker(s): 

We explore a new scenario explaining mass origin of standard model (SM) particles without a Higgs boson. In this framework SM W, Z gauge bosons and fermions are composites getting masses from confinement of substructure at IR (conformal symmetry breaking). Therefore here SM electroweak gauge symmetry and its breaking are IR emergent phenomena. Using AdS/CFT we build a calculable warped 5D model. Realistic mass spectrum and good fit to electroweak precision data (S, T parameters) can be obtained.

Collection/Series: 
Scientific Areas: 

 

Friday Nov 06, 2009
Speaker(s): 

We derive constraints on the sign of couplings in an effective Higgs Lagrangian using prime principles such as the naturalness principle, global symmetries, and unitarity. Specifically, we study four dimension-six operators, O_H, O_y, O_g, and O_gamma, which contribute to the production and decay of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), among other things.

Collection/Series: 
Scientific Areas: 

 

Friday Oct 16, 2009
Speaker(s): 

In generalized models of gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking, a standard model-like Higgs boson can decay to pairs of neutralino superpartners. If the energy scale of supersymmetry breaking is very low, each of these neutralinos will subsequently decay promptly to a photon and a gravitino. This process gives rise to a collider signal consisting of a pair of photons and missing energy.

Collection/Series: 
Scientific Areas: 

 

Friday Oct 09, 2009
Speaker(s): 

The calculation of soft supersymmery breaking terms type IIB string theoretic models is discussed. Both classical and quantum contributions are evaluated. The suppression of FCNC gives a lower bound on the size of the compactification volume. Essentially what is obtained is a sequestered theory with the dominant pattern of soft masses and gaugino masses being that expected from AMSB and gaugino mediation with a gravitino mass around 100TeV.

Collection/Series: 
Scientific Areas: 

 

Friday Oct 02, 2009
Speaker(s): 

We present a short review of the local conformal symmetry and its anomalous violation in curved $4d$ space-time. Furthermore we discuss the ambiguities of conformal anomaly and the anomaly-induced effective actions. Despite the conformal symmetry is always broken at quantum level, it is useful for constructing the best known approximations for investigating quantum corrections to the classical action of gravity. These quantum corrections represent an appropriate basis for a number of applications in cosmology and black hole physics.

Collection/Series: 
Scientific Areas: 

Pages