Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 8th May 2013 at 13:30
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 13:15)

Holographic technidilaton

Maurizio Piai (Swansea University)


The LHC discovered a scalar particle with mass of approximately 125 GeV, and properties compatible with those of the Higgs particle in the minimal version of the Standard Model. Is it possible that such particle be composite, and emerges from an alternative, strongly-coupled model of electroweak symmetry breaking? Methods developed in the context of string theory (holography) can help answering this question, and I show some explicit examples.