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Physics Colloquium (Prof. Zackaria Chacko, UMd)

Friday, November 15, 2019
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Storrs Campus
BPB-131

Prof. Zackaria Chacko, Department of Physics, University of Maryland

Neutral Naturalness

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.

Cookies will be served prior to the talk, at 3:00 p.m. outside BPB 131

Contact:

Prof. T. Blum

Physics Department (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UConn Master Calendar

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