Jul 22 – 28, 2018
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
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Is SU(3) gauge theory with 13 massless flavors conformal?

Jul 25, 2018, 2:40 PM
104 (Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center)


Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

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


Dr Kieran Holland (University of the Pacific)


There is a long running controversy over which SU(3) gauge theories with Nf massless fermion flavors in the fundamental representation are conformal, with particular focus on Nf = 12 and 10. In our studies of both theories, we have found no evidence of conformality as shown by an infrared fixed point of the beta function, in direct contradiction to claims by other groups covering the same range of the gauge coupling and using the same beta function scheme. To complement this work, we present the current status of our beta function measurement for Nf = 13, using the gradient flow, paying particular attention to the continuum limit.

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Dr Kieran Holland (University of the Pacific)


Dr Chik Him Wong (University of Wuppertal) Prof. Daniel Nogradi (Eotvos University Budapest - Universidad Autonoma Madrid) Julius Kuti Kuti (University of California, San Diego) Prof. Zoltan Fodor (University of Wuppertal)

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