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Strong dynamics beyond the Standard Model

Project StrongBSM
Research Area Plasma & Particle Physics
Principal Investigator(s) Dr. Luigi Del Debbio
Institution(s)
  • University of Edinburgh, UK
  • University of Swansea, Swansea, UK

Abstract

The upcoming experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN will explore the structure of matter at unprecedented scales of energy. These results will drive our understanding of physics beyond the Standard Model, and will provide an answer to long-standing problems like the Origin of Mass. Robust theoretical predictions are crucial to interpret any future experimental result. Models have been advocated for BSM physics, which are based on nonperturbative dynamics: the same mechanisms that are responsible for physics at the hadronic level could be at work at higher energies. These ideas can be traced back to the original Technicolor proposals, and have been revived recently as the LHC start-up gets closer. Lattice simulations are a unique tool to provide first-principle results for Quantum Field Theories in the nonperturbative regime. We have pioneered lattice simulations beyond QCD, and the results of our investigations will provide a direct input for the analyses that are going to search for New Physics. The combination of numerical and analytical studies will yield the best tools to investigate strong BSM dynamics, elucidate the viability of these models, and provide a quantitative description of their phenomenology.

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