Holographic Tools for Strongly Coupled BSM

Who: Nick Evans (University of Southampton)
When: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 14:15
Where: The CP³ meeting room

Holography provides a new tool for studying chiral symmetry breaking gauge theories. I will show that baroque stringy contructions are really simple AdS/QCD models with different running anomalous dimension of the quark bilinear. Given this one can construct a simple Dynamic AdS/QCD model that predicts the spectra of any gauge theory if you make a sensible guess for its running anomalous dimension. I will show predictions for QCD and walking gauge theories. The model provides a playground where novel dynamics beyond QCD can be searched for or surprising effects, such as inverse magnetic catalysis, studied. Finally I shall discuss introducing NJL operators reflecting high energy scales and show how they impact the dynamics.