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Title: Universal Landau Pole at the Planck scale

The concept of quantum gravity entails that the usual geometry loses its meaning at very small distances and therefore the grand unification of all gauge interactions with the property of asymptotic freedom happens to be questionable. We propose an unification of all gauge interactions in the form of an “Universal Landau Pole” (ULP), at which all gauge couplings diverge (or, better to say, become very strong). We show that the Higgs quartic coupling also substantially increases whereas the Yukawa couplings tend to zero. Such a singular (or strong coupling) unification is obtained after adding to the Standard Model matter more fermions with vector gauge couplings and hypercharges identical to the SM fermions. The influence of new particles also may prevent the Higgs quartic coupling from crossing zero, thus avoiding the instability (or metastability) of the SM vacuum. As well this fermion pattern opens a way to partially solve the hierarchy problem between masses of quarks and leptons.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. V.A.Fock Department of Theoretical Physics, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia and Departament ECM and Insitut de Ciencies del Cosmos(ICC), University of Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain)
  2. Departament ECM and Insitut de Ciencies del Cosmos(ICC), University of Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain)
  3. Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Napoli Federico II and INFN Sezione di Napoli, Napoli (Italy)
  4. Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Napoli Federico II and INFN Sezione di Napoli, Napoli, Italia and Departament ECM and Insitut de Ciencies del Cosmos(ICC), University of Barcelona, Barcelona (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22306059
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1606; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 2. Russian-Spanish congress on particle and nuclear physics at all scales, astroparticle physics and cosmology, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 1-4 Oct 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ASYMPTOTIC SOLUTIONS; HIGGS MODEL; LEPTONS; QUANTUM GRAVITY; QUARKS; STANDARD MODEL; STRONG-COUPLING MODEL