August 28, 2011 to September 2, 2011
US/Central timezone
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Composite Scalars with a Compact Extra Dimension

Aug 28, 2011, 11:55 AM
E: West Wing, Wilson Hall 10NW

E: West Wing, Wilson Hall 10NW


Mr Don Bunk (Syracuse University)


We study the low-energy effects of a 4 fermion operator in a 5-dimensional space-time with a single compactified extra dimension. Quantum effects due to fermion loops renormalize the theory, and lead to dynamical scalar degrees of freedom which can be considered to be bound states of 5-dimensional fermions. For critical values of the 4-fermion coupling, these bound states can condense, breaking the chiral symmetries of the theory. We consider application to extra- dimensional models of electroweak symmetry breaking.

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