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Phenomenology of the N=3 Lee-Wick Standard Model


Abstract With the discovery of the Higgs Boson in 2012, particle physics has decidedly moved beyond the Standard Model into a new epoch. Though the Standard Model particle content is now completely accounted for, there remain many theoretical issues about the structure of the theory in need of resolution. Among these is the hierarchy problem: since the renormalized Higgs mass receives quadratic corrections from a higher cutoff scale, what keeps the Higgs boson light? Many possible solutions to this problem have been advanced, such as supersymmetry, Randall-Sundrum models, or sub-millimeter corrections to gravity. One such solution has been advanced by the Lee-Wick Standard Model. In this theory, higher-derivative operators are added to the Lagrangia... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor TerBeek, Russell Henry (Author) / Lebed, Richard F (Advisor) / Alarcon, Ricardo (Committee member) / Belitsky, Andrei (Committee member) / Chamberlin, Ralph (Committee member) / Parikh, Maulik (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Physics / Particle physics / Theoretical physics / finite temperature / hierarchy problem / Lee-Wick / negative norm / phenomenology / unitarity
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 147 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Physics 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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