Nearly conformal electroweak sector with chiral fermions

Zoltán Fodor, Kieran Holland, Julius Kuti, Dániel Nógrádi, Chris Schroeder

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Abstract

SU(3) gauge theory with dynamical overlap fermions in the 2-index symmetric (sextet) representation is considered. This model may be a viable model of the electroweak symmetry breaking sector along the lines of the walking technicolor paradigm. The number of fermion species is chosen such that the theory is expected to be below the conformal window. We will discuss how the ε-regime and random matrix theory can be used to test whether at any given set of parameters (Nc, Nf , representation) the theory is in the conformal phase or indeed just below it. Quenched Monte Carlo results are included in the fundamental representation and also preliminary dynamical ones in the 2-index symmetric representation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of Science
Volume66
StatePublished - 2008
Event26th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, LATTICE 2008 - Williamsburg, United States
Duration: Jul 14 2008Jul 19 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General

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