CP3 Black Report on the European Physical Journal

September 14, 2011

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The first CP3 Black Report provides a pedagogical introduction to extensions of the Standard Model in which the Higgs is composite. These extensions are known as models of dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking or, in brief, Technicolor.

The black report has now been chosen as an EPJ Plus Highlighted Paper on the European Physical Journal and will be published in the 42/5 issue of EPN.

Quoting from the news page at EPJ:

At present there are no known elementary scalar fields. A possible candidate is the as yet undiscovered Higgs particle; however it could well be that this elusive particle is instead composite. This possibility is exhaustively examined in this article, which is both tutorial and extensive review, classifying the diverse technicolor models as extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics.
These model extensions are then compared with electroweak precision data, the spectrum of states common to most such models are identified, and their decays and associated experimental signals for the LHC illustrated, including the implementation in event generators important for searches at the LHC. This timely review provides the most complete and up-to-date benchmarks for the potential discovery of technicolor models.

The report was written as a collaboration between researchers at CP3-Origins, Universite de Montréal, Tait Institute (University of Edinburgh), Crete Center for Theoretical Physics (University of Crete), Kansas State University, and Universià degli Studi di Ferrara and INFN Sez. di Ferrara.

Discovering Technicolor, J.R. Andersen et al., Eur. Phys. J. Plus (2011) 126 : 81, DOI: 10.1140/epjp/i2011-11081-1