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22-28 July 2018
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
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Symmetric mass generation in a gauged system

Jul 24, 2018, 6:45 PM
Lincoln (Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center)


Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Poster Physics Beyond the Standard Model Poster reception


Nouman Butt (Syracuse University)


We study a model of four reduced staggered fermions transforming in the bifundamental representation of an SU(2)xSU(2) symmetry group. Single site mass terms are prohibited by this symmetry but a particular four fermi term is allowed. We gauge one of the SU(2) subgroups and examine the phase structure of the model. We find evidence that the theory forms a symmetric four fermion condensate at strong coupling. The model generalizes a SO(4) invariant four fermion model that has received recent attention.

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Nouman Butt (Syracuse University)

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