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Title: Dynamical Electroweak Symmetry Breaking with a Heavy Fermion in Light of Recent LHC Results

Abstract

The recent announcement of a discovery of a possible Higgs-like particle—its spin and parity are yet to be determined—at the LHC with a mass of 126 GeV necessitates a fresh look at the nature of the electroweak symmetry breaking, in particular if this newly-discovered particle will turn out to have the quantum numbers of a Standard Model Higgs boson. Even if it were a 0 + scalar with the properties expected for a SM Higgs boson, there is still the quintessential hierarchy problem that one has to deal with and which, by itself, suggests a new physics energy scale around 1 TeV. This paper presents a minireview of one possible scenario: the formation of a fermion-antifermion condensate coming from a very heavy fourth generation, carrying the quantum number of the SM Higgs field, and thus breaking the electroweak symmetry.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4714, USA
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1197875
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-97ER41027
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Advances in High Energy Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Advances in High Energy Physics Journal Volume: 2013; Journal ID: ISSN 1687-7357
Publisher:
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Country of Publication:
Egypt
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Hung, Pham Q. Dynamical Electroweak Symmetry Breaking with a Heavy Fermion in Light of Recent LHC Results. Egypt: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1155/2013/359302.
Hung, Pham Q. Dynamical Electroweak Symmetry Breaking with a Heavy Fermion in Light of Recent LHC Results. Egypt. doi:10.1155/2013/359302.
Hung, Pham Q. Tue . "Dynamical Electroweak Symmetry Breaking with a Heavy Fermion in Light of Recent LHC Results". Egypt. doi:10.1155/2013/359302.
@article{osti_1197875,
title = {Dynamical Electroweak Symmetry Breaking with a Heavy Fermion in Light of Recent LHC Results},
author = {Hung, Pham Q.},
abstractNote = {The recent announcement of a discovery of a possible Higgs-like particle—its spin and parity are yet to be determined—at the LHC with a mass of 126 GeV necessitates a fresh look at the nature of the electroweak symmetry breaking, in particular if this newly-discovered particle will turn out to have the quantum numbers of a Standard Model Higgs boson. Even if it were a 0 + scalar with the properties expected for a SM Higgs boson, there is still the quintessential hierarchy problem that one has to deal with and which, by itself, suggests a new physics energy scale around 1 TeV. This paper presents a minireview of one possible scenario: the formation of a fermion-antifermion condensate coming from a very heavy fourth generation, carrying the quantum number of the SM Higgs field, and thus breaking the electroweak symmetry.},
doi = {10.1155/2013/359302},
journal = {Advances in High Energy Physics},
number = ,
volume = 2013,
place = {Egypt},
year = {2013},
month = {1}
}

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DOI: 10.1155/2013/359302

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