Fundamental Composite Higgs Dynamics on the Lattice: SU(2) with Two Flavors

Preprint number: CP3-Origins-2014-12 DNRF90 and DIAS-2014-12
Authors: Ari Hietanen (CP3-Origins & DIAS), Randy Lewis (York University), Claudio Pica (CP3-Origins & DIAS), and Francesco Sannino (CP3-Origins & DIAS)
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In arXiv:1402.0233 a unified description, both at the effective and fundamental Lagrangian level, of models of composite Higgs dynamics was proposed. In the unified framework the Higgs itself can emerge, depending on the way the electroweak symmetry is embedded, either as a pseudo-Goldstone boson or as a massive excitation of the condensate. The most minimal fundamental description consists of an SU(2) gauge theory with two Dirac fermions transforming according to the defining representation of the gauge group. We therefore provide first principle lattice results for the massive spectrum of this theory. We confirm the chiral symmetry breaking phenomenon and determine the lightest spin-one axial and vector masses. The knowledge of the energy scale at which new states will appear at the Large Hadron Collider is of the utmost relevance to guide experimental searches of new physics.