Jul 5 – 12, 2017
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Large scale separation and hadronic resonances from a new strongly interacting sector

Jul 8, 2017, 10:45 AM
Sala Perla (Palazzo del Casinò)

Sala Perla

Palazzo del Casinò

Parallel Talk Higgs and New Physics Higgs and new physics


Oliver Witzel (University of Edinburgh)


Many theories describing physics beyond the Standard Model rely on a large separation of scales. Large scale separation arises in models with mass-split flavors if the system is conformal in the ultraviolet but chirally broken in the infrared. Because of the conformal fixed point, these systems exhibit hyperscaling and a highly constrained resonance spectrum. We derive hyperscaling relations and investigate the realization of one such system with four light and eight heavy flavors. Our numerical simulations confirm that both light-light and heavy-heavy resonance masses show hyperscaling and depend only on the ratio of the light and heavy flavor masses. The heavy-heavy spectrum is qualitatively different from QCD and exhibits quarkonia with masses not proportional to the constituent quark mass. These resonances are only a few times heavier than the light-light ones, which would put them within reach of the LHC.

Primary author

Oliver Witzel (University of Edinburgh)


Prof. Anna Hasenfratz (University of Colorado, Boulder) Prof. Claudio Rebbi (Boston University)

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