Friday, November 17, 2006
4:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
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"Searching for the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking"

Csaba Csaki , Cornell University
[Host: P.Q. Hung]
The standard model of particle physics has been very successful at explaining all collider experiments to date. However, it does not give a well-motivated explanation for why the electroweak symmetry should be spontaneously broken. Recently several new possible theories have been suggested to cure this shortcoming. I describe the motivations and the consequences of some of these new theories, including large and warped extra dimensions, higgsless and little higgs models.

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