Cracks in the Standard Model?

Who: Jim Cline (McGill University)
When: Friday, December 11, 2015 at 12:00
Where: The CP³ meeting room

There are a few persistent anomalies involving tau leptons and b quarks, hinting that the standard model may finally be breaking down.  I will present a general two Higgs doublet model with a minimal flavor protection mechanism (much weaker than the well-known minimal flavor violation hypothesis) that is compatible with the experimental hints of new physics. It suggests that many other breaks in the standard model are just about to appear, and that new Higgs bosons with mass near 100 GeV have been barely missed by LEP and LHC.

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