Colloquium: Prof. Zackaria Chacko, University of Maryland  Add To Calendar

  • Date(s): Wednesday, 11/29 3:00 PM to Wednesday, 11/29 4:00 PM
  • Speaker: Prof. Zackaria Chacko
  • Host: Prof. Ursula Perez-Salas
  • Campus Address: SES 138
Title: Neutral Naturalness

Abstract: I explain the hierarchy problem of the standard model of particle physics, and discuss some of the ideas which have been put forward to resolve it. I then show that a specific class of theories, built around a framework known as neutral naturalness, can help address this problem while remaining consistent with all current experimental tests. I explain that while certain theories in this class give rise to striking signals, others are extremely difficult to test, and require a detailed study of the properties of the Higgs boson. I consider the implications of these results for the Large Hadron Collider, and for future experimental programs.

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