Spectroscopy of the BSM sextet model

Zoltan Fodor, Kieran Holland, Julius Kuti, Daniel Nogradi, Chik Him Wong

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As part of our ongoing lattice study of SU(3) gauge theory with two flavors of fermions in the two-index symmetric representation (the sextet model), we present the current status of the pseudoscalar particle spectrum. We use a mixed action approach based on the gradient flow to control lattice artifacts, allowing a simultaneous extrapolation to the chiral and continuum limits. We find strong evidence that the pseudoscalar is a Goldstone boson state, with spontaneously broken chiral symmetry and a non-zero Goldstone decay constant in the chiral limit. In agreement with our study of the gauge coupling β function, we find the sextet model appears to be a near-conformal gauge theory and serves as a prototype of the composite Higgs BSM template.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number08014
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
StatePublished - Mar 26 2018
Event35th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, Lattice 2017 - Granada, Spain
Duration: Jun 18 2017Jun 24 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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