22-28 July 2010
Palais des Congrès de Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

Vanishing Dimensions and Planar Events at the LHC

24 Jul 2010, 14:20
15m
Salle 242B ()

Salle 242B

Parallel Session Talk 10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches) 10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)

Speaker

Greg Landsberg (Brown University)

Description

We propose that the effective dimensionality of the space we live in depends on the length scale we are probing. As the length scale increases, new dimensions open up. At short scales the space is lower dimensional; at the intermediate scales the space is three-dimensional; and at large scales, the space is effectively higher dimensional. This setup allows for some fundamental problems in cosmology, gravity, and particle physics to be attacked from a new perspective. The proposed framework, among the other things, offers a new approach to the cosmological constant problem and results in striking collider phenomenology.

Primary author

Greg Landsberg (Brown University)

Co-authors

De Chang Dai (SUNY at Buffalo) Dejan Stojkovic (SUNY at Buffalo) Luis Anchordoqui (U Wisconsin, Milwaukee) Malcolm Fairbairn (King College, London)

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