Vyacheslav Rychkov
(Scuola Normale Superiore)

7/27/07, 4:30 PM

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As a way to extend the naturalness domain of the Standard Model,
we enlarge the symmetry of the top-Higgs sector to a softly broken SO(5).
Depending on its parameters, the model can either be viewed as describing
a perturbatively coupled Higgs boson or as the low energy description of
a strongly coupled theory at the naturalness cutoff.
We perform the ElectroWeak Precision Test (EWPT)...

Mr
Matthew Reece
(Cornell University, Laboratory for Elementary Particle Physics)

7/27/07, 4:50 PM

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We study the S parameter, considering especially its sign, in models of electroweak
symmetry breaking (EWSB) in extra dimensions, with fermions localized near the UV
brane. Such models are conjectured to be dual to 4D strong dynamics triggering EWSB.
The motivation for such a study is that a negative value of S can significantly
ameliorate the constraints from electroweak precision data on...

Mads Toudal Frandsen
(University of Kopenhagen)

7/27/07, 5:10 PM

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I will present recent models of dynamical breaking of the electroweak
theory, i.e. Minimal Walking Technicolor. I will focus on relevant
collider phenomenology.

Dr
Alexander Belyaev
(Southampton University - Rutherford Lab)

7/27/07, 5:30 PM

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We study the LHC signatures of new gauge bosons in the minimal deconstruction
Higgsless model
with 3 lattice sites (TSM). It predicts an extra pair of W' and Z' bosons which can
be as light as 400 GeV
while consistent with all existing precision data. We analyze the W' and Z' signals
at the LHC including the complete electroweak and QCD backgrounds and
that LHC can essentially cover...

Pierre-Antoine Delsart
(Physique experimentale des particules)

7/27/07, 5:50 PM

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While the Brout-Englert-Higgs model of electroweak symmetry breaking is the best studied scenario, a number of
alternative models exist, predicting new signatures. The ATLAS experiment will start data taking at the LHC in
2007 and will search for evidence for such models. This includes studies of vector boson scattering and searches for
the production of particles predicted in...

Sezen Sekmen
(Physics Department - Middle East Technical University (METU))

7/27/07, 6:10 PM

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One of the consequences of large extra dimensions is the production
of microscopic black holes at LHC energies. If the effective Planck sclae
is at the TeV scale the black hole production cross section is in the picobarn
range. We present results of a multiobject BH analysis at CMS: for effective Planck scale
up to 3 TeV a 5-sigma reach can be obtained with up to 100 pb-1. We...