3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
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Little Conformal Symmetry (15' + 5')

5 Aug 2016, 18:40
Chicago 7

Chicago 7

Oral Presentation Beyond the Standard Model Beyond the Standard Model


Rachel Houtz (UC Davis)


Given the lack of conventional SUSY signals in the LHC data, a more complicated story may be required to explain weak scale physics. I will present a new class of natural models which ensure the one-loop divergences in the Higgs mass are cancelled. The top-partners that cancel the top loop are new gauge bosons, and the symmetry relation that ensures the cancellation arises at an infrared fixed point. Such a cancellation mechanism can, a la Little Higgs models, push the scale of the new physics that completely solves the hierarchy problem up to 5-10 TeV. When embedded in a supersymmetric model, the stop and gravitino masses provide the cutoffs for the loops, and the mechanism ensures a cancellation between the stop and gaugino mass dependence of the Higgs mass parameter.

Primary authors

Prof. John Terning (UC Davis) Kitran Colwell (UC Davis) Rachel Houtz (UC Davis)

Presentation Materials