, University of Maryland
[Host: Bob Hirosky]
In the first part of the seminar, I will briefly review how the idea
of the Higgs boson being a composite particle of new strong dynamics
can explain the hierarchy between the Planck and weak scales
and how quarks and leptons being partially composite accounts for their
basic structure as well. I will argue that the largest experimental signals
for such a scenario arise in the top/W/Z sectors. Remarkably, this scenario
might have a dual and more useful description in terms of a warped higher
dimensional spacetime. So, in the second part of the seminar, I will focus on
computing signals for such composite Higgs models at the upcoming Large
Hadron Collider using the extra dimensional description. Specifically, I will
consider detection of the excitations (called Kaluza-Klein modes) of the
gluon and graviton in the extra dimension.
High Energy Physics Seminar
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special room.
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