Conformal Technicolor from Weak Scale SUSY

Who: Jamison Galloway (University of Rome – Sapienza)
When: Monday, February 28, 2011 at 14:15
Where: The CP³ meeting room

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Abstract: I will discuss conformal technicolor and some of its possible UV completions. After reviewing the minimal implementation of this idea, I will describe current work where EWSB is shared between a composite sector and that of an elementary SUSY Higgs in a way that allows a new solution to the Higgs mass problem of the MSSM. Here, SUSY breaking itself triggers the phase transition of the strong sector, and a VEV for the elementary fields is consequently induced allowing them to contribute to the masses of the W and Z. The confinement scale can thus be significantly lower than in traditional technicolor, allowing a realistic precision electroweak fit, and suggesting several sub-TeV states that could be easily uncovered at the LHC.