4-11 July 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

An Explicit SU(12) Family and Flavor Unification Model

6 Jul 2012, 16:45
15m
Room 219 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 219

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 3 - BSM - Non-SUSY Exotics Room 219 - Beyond the Standard Model SUSY / Non-SUSY - TR2&3

Speaker

Prof. Carl Albright (Northern Illinois University & Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (US))

Description

An explicit SU(12) unification model with three light chiral families is presented which avoids any external flavor symmetries. The hierarchy of quark and lepton masses and mixings is explained by higher dimensional Yukawa interactions involving Higgs bosons containing SU(5) singlet fields with VEVs appearing at a scale 50 times smaller than the $3 \times 10^{16}$ GeV SU(12) unification scale. The model has been found to be in very good agreement with the observed quark and lepton masses and mixings.

Primary authors

Prof. Carl Albright (Northern Illinois University & Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (US)) Dr Robert Feger (Vanderbilt University) Prof. Thomas Kephart (Vanderbilt University)

Presentation materials