Physics at Virginia

"Collider and Flavor Phenomenology in the Scalar sector of Warped Extra Dimensions"

Manuel Toharia , University of Maryland
[Host: Diana Vaman]
I will review and present new results regarding the phenomenology of the two (presumably) lightest scalars in the context of warped extra dimensions: the Higgs and the radion. This last one, could be the lightest "new physics" state to be discovered at the LHC in this type of models. Its phenomenology is very similar to the Standard Model (SM) Higgs. When SM fields are allowed to live in the bulk of the extra dimension, new interesting effects appear in the scalar sector of the model. In particular, both the Higgs and the radion can now typically mediate Flavor Changing Neutral Currents at tree level. These will impose bounds on the flavor structure of the model, but also allow for interesting probes in current and future collider experiments.
High Energy Physics Seminar
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special room.

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