Did the Higgs boson drive the universe's expansion?
2008-01-01
The Higgs boson has been moonlighting. Not content with its day job of giving other particles their mass, it may also have driven the expansion of the early universe, given a little tinkering, according to two separate studies. Soon after the big bang the early universe is believed to have undergone a period of rapid expansion, known as inflation.
Loop expansion and the bosonic representation of loop quantum gravity
Bianchi, Eugenio; Hackl, Lucas; Yokomizo, Nelson
2016-01-01
We introduce a new loop expansion that provides a resolution of the identity in the Hilbert space of loop quantum gravity on a fixed graph. We work in the bosonic representation obtained by the canonical quantization of the spinorial formalism. The resolution of the identity gives a tool for implementing the projection of states in the full bosonic representation onto the space of solutions to the Gauss and area matching constraints of loop quantum gravity. This procedure is particularly efficient in the semiclassical regime, leading to explicit expressions for the loop expansions of coherent, heat kernel and squeezed states.
Raduta, A A
2007-01-01
The Gamow-Teller transition operator is written as a polynomial in the dipole proton-neutron and quadrupole charge conserving QRPA boson operators, using the prescription of the boson expansion technique of Belyaev-Zelevinski type. Then, the $2\
Functional integrals and 1/h expansion in the boson-fermion model
Yan, Jun
2016-06-01
The effective action of boson-fermion model is derived by means of the functional integrals method and Popov-Faddeev canonical transformations. The energy gap equation and excitation spectrum equation are obtained from first order and second order perturbation expansions of functional determinant. In the long wave approximation, some analytical expressions of excitation spectrum are calculated by using the 1/h expansion technique, the results showed that analytical calculation is in good agreement with the numerical calculation. Moreover, the Nambu sum rules of Higgs bosons are analyzed and discussed.
1/N expansion in the interacting boson model. II. The neutron-proton degree of freedon
The 1/N expansion method is used to study the neutron-proton degree of freedom in a general boson model. Employing a standard IBM-2 hamiltonian, analytic expressions for energies and electromagnetic transition rates are derived both for the symmetric and mixed-symmetry states. A formalism for F-spin analysis is developed. Effects of the g-boson and F-spin breaking in various quantities are discussed. The method is not restricted to dynamic symmetries and allows for explicit breaking of the F-spin symmetry. Thus, the formulae derived here should be useful for systematic analysis of deformed nuclei in realistic situations. 42 refs., 13 figs
Free expansion of fermionic dark solitons in a boson-fermion mixture
We use a time-dependent dynamical mean-field-hydrodynamic model to study the formation of fermionic dark solitons in a trapped degenerate Fermi gas mixed with a Bose-Einstein condensate in a harmonic as well as a periodic optical-lattice potential. The dark soliton with a 'notch' in the probability density with a zero at the minimum is simulated numerically as a nonlinear continuation of the first vibrational excitation of the linear mean-field-hydrodynamic equations, as suggested recently for pure bosons. We study the free expansion of these dark solitons as well as the consequent increase in the size of their central notch and discuss the possibility of experimental observation of the notch after free expansion
1994-01-01
Bosonization is a useful technique for studying systems of interacting fermions in low dimensions. It has applications in both particle and condensed matter physics.This book contains reprints of papers on the method as used in these fields. The papers range from the classic work of Tomonaga in the 1950's on one-dimensional electron gases, through the discovery of fermionic solitons in the 1970's, to integrable systems and bosonization on Riemann surfaces. A four-chapter pedagogical introduction by the editor should make the book accessible to graduate students and experienced researchers alik
The Gamow-Teller transition operator is written as a polynomial in the dipole proton-neutron and quadrupole charge conserving QRPA boson operators, using the prescription of the boson expansion technique of Belyaev-Zelevinski type. Then, the 2νββ process ending on the first 2+ state in the daughter nucleus is allowed via one, two and three boson states describing the odd-odd intermediate nucleus. The approach uses a single particle basis which is obtained by projecting out the good angular momentum from an orthogonal set of deformed functions. The bases for mother and daughter nuclei have different deformations. The GT transition amplitude as well as the half lives was calculated for eleven transitions. Results are compared with the available data as well as with some predictions obtained with other methods
Bosonization of the generalized SU(3) Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model in the 1/N expansion
The present work consists in a 1/N expansion of extended version of the SU(3) Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model in the context of the Functional Integral. The gap equations, meson propagators, triangle diagram, etc, appear quite naturally as different orders in the expansion. The new features of this approach is the inclusion of high order corrections in the 1/N leading orders, which have never included in the previous one. The method also allows for the construction of a chiral Lagrangian of interacting mesons based on the SU(3) NJL model, here obtained for the first time. (author)
Lattice Boltzmann method for bosons and fermions and the fourth order Hermite polynomial expansion
Coelho, Rodrigo C V; Doria, M M; Pereira, R M; Aibe, Valter Yoshihiko
2013-01-01
The Boltzmann equation with the Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook collision operator is considered for the Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac equilibrium distribution functions. We show that the expansion of the microscopic velocity in terms of Hermite polynomials must be carried until the fourth order to correctly describe the energy equation. The viscosity and thermal coefficients, previously obtained by J.Y. Yang et al through the Uehling-Uhlenbeck approach, are also derived here. Thus the construction of a lattice Boltzmann method for the quantum fluid is possible provided that the Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac equilibrium distribution functions are expanded until fourth order in the Hermite polynomials.
Hauschild, Johannes; Pollmann, Frank; Heidrich-Meisner, Fabian
2015-11-01
We numerically investigate the expansion of clouds of hard-core bosons in the two-dimensional square lattice using a matrix-product-state-based method. This nonequilibrium setup is induced by quenching the trapping potential to zero and our work is specifically motivated by a recent experiment with interacting bosons in an optical lattice [Ronzheimer et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 205301 (2013), 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.205301]. As the anisotropy of the amplitudes Jx and Jy for hopping in different spatial directions is varied from the one- to the two-dimensional case, we observe a crossover from a fast ballistic expansion in the one-dimensional limit Jx≫Jy to much slower dynamics in the isotropic two-dimensional limit Jx=Jy . We further study the dynamics on multileg ladders and long cylinders. For these geometries we compare the expansion of a cloud to the melting of a domain wall, which helps us to identify several different regimes of the expansion as a function of time. By studying the dependence of expansion velocities on both the anisotropy Jy/Jx and the number of legs, we observe that the expansion on two-leg ladders, while similar to the two-dimensional case, is slower than on wider ladders. We provide a qualitative explanation for this observation based on an analysis of the rung spectrum.
Boson representation of the asymmetric rotator
The yrast states, as well as the wobbling frequency are analyzed using alternatively the Holstein-Primakoff and Dyson boson expansions. Both the prolate and oblate shapes are treated using Oz as quantization axis. (author)
Interference of composite bosons
Brougham, Thomas; Barnett, Stephen M.; Jex, Igor
2010-01-01
We investigate multi-boson interference. A Hamiltonian is presented that treats pairs of bosons as a single composite boson. This Hamiltonian allows two pairs of bosons to interact as if they were two single composite bosons. We show that this leads to the composite bosons exhibiting novel interference effects such as Hong-Ou-Mandel interference. We then investigate generalizations of the formalism to the case of interference between two general composite bosons. Finally, we show how one can ...
Tichy, Malte C.; Bouvrier, P. Alexander; Mølmer, Klaus
2013-01-01
Composite bosons made of two bosonic constituents exhibit deviations from ideal bosonic behavior due to their substructure. This deviation is reflected by the normalization ratio of the quantum state of N composites. We find a set of saturable, efficiently evaluable bounds for this indicator, which...... quantifies the bosonic behavior of composites via the entanglement of their constituents. We predict an abrupt transition between ordinary and exaggerated bosonic behavior in a condensate of two-boson composites....
Veltman, Martinus J. G.
1986-01-01
Reports recent findings related to the particle Higgs boson and examines its possible contribution to the standard mode of elementary processes. Critically explores the strengths and uncertainties of the Higgs boson and proposed Higgs field. (ML)
Higgs boson : production and decays into bosons
Escalier, Marc; The ATLAS collaboration
2016-01-01
The results on the Higgs boson with decay channels into bosons from the ATLAS and CMS experiments at LHC Run 1 and early Run 2 are reviewed in the context of the Standard Model. : observation of a signal, measurement of mass, width, spin, cross-sections, search for decay channels and production modes, Higgs couplings to various particles.
Scattering problem for four-boson system
The s-wave phase shift of boson-triboson scattering has been obtained by solving the Faddeev-Osborn equation in the exact approach based on rigorous Faddeev theory. The Schmidt expansion theorem is used to express the 3+1- and 2+2-subamplitudes at energies in the continuous spectrum region as an infinite series of separable terms. Employing the pole term decomposition for these subamplitudes expressed in terms of the Schmidt expansion we can define, in conformity with the Faddeev residue prescription, respective four-nucleon amplitudes that describe elastic/rearrangement, partial breakup and full breakup scattering processes. Acquired simultaneous equations of these amplitudes take the form of multichannel two-particle Lippmann-Schwinger type, which we call Faddeev-Osborn equation. Assuming as an s-wave spin-independent, rank one separable potential of the Yamaguchi type for the two-particle interaction, are derived the Faddeev-Osborn equation for the boson-triboson elastic scattering. To treat singularities appeared in our equation, the numerical calculation is performed in the framework of the complex-valued analysis by introducing contour rotation method. The boson-triboson elastic scattering amplitude for L=0 state of a four-boson system is obtained numerically in the incident boson laboratory energy region of 0.01-24.0 Mev, including only 1=0 state for the 3+1-subamplitude. The results of the phase shift obtained from the amplitudes are plotted as dots in Fig. 1. (author)
Bosonic behavior of entangled fermions
C. Tichy, Malte; Alexander Bouvrie, Peter; Mølmer, Klaus
2012-01-01
Two bound, entangled fermions form a composite boson, which can be treated as an elementary boson as long as the Pauli principle does not affect the behavior of many such composite bosons. The departure of ideal bosonic behavior is quantified by the normalization ratio of multi-composite-boson st......Two bound, entangled fermions form a composite boson, which can be treated as an elementary boson as long as the Pauli principle does not affect the behavior of many such composite bosons. The departure of ideal bosonic behavior is quantified by the normalization ratio of multi...
Taratuta, Rostislav
2015-01-01
The main purpose of this paper is to introduce the new bosonic mechanism and newtreatment of dark energy. The bosonic mechanism focuses on obtaining masses by gauge bosonswithout assuming the existence of Higgs boson. The hypothesis on dark energy as the energy ofa postulated dark field was made and a combined gravitational-dark field was introduced. This fieldis the key to a specified approach and allows addressing the fundamental starting points of the mechanism.i. Complex scalar field is i...
Liew, T. C. H.; Glazov, M. M.; Kavokin, K. V.; Shelykh, I. A.; Kaliteevski, M A; Kavokin, A.V.
2012-01-01
We propose a concept of a quantum cascade laser based on transitions of bosonic quasiparticles (excitons and exciton-polaritons) in a parabolic potential trap in a semiconductor microcavity. This laser would emit terahertz radiation due to bosonic stimulation of excitonic transitions. Dynamics of a bosonic cascade is strongly different from the dynamics of a conventional fermionic cascade laser. We show that populations of excitonic ladders are parity-dependent and quantized if the laser oper...
Path-Integral Bosonization of Massive Gauged Thirring Model
Bufalo, R
2011-01-01
In this work the bosonization of two-dimensional massive gauged Thirring model in the path-integral framework is presented. After completing the bosonization prescription, by the fermionic mass expansion, we perform an analysis of the strong coupling regime of the model through the transition amplitude, regarding the intention of extending the previous result about the isomorphisms, at quantum level, of the massless gauged Thirring model to the massive case.
Campos, Francisco Antonio Pena
1995-12-31
The present work consists in a 1/N expansion of extended version of the SU(3) Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model in the context of the Functional Integral. The gap equations, meson propagators, triangle diagram, etc, appear quite naturally as different orders in the expansion. The new features of this approach is the inclusion of high order corrections in the 1/N leading orders, which have never included in the previous one. The method also allows for the construction of a chiral Lagrangian of interacting mesons based on the SU(3) NJL model, here obtained for the first time. (author) 32 refs., 11 figs., 5 tabs.
2008-01-01
Quantum physicists think they know the answer. Probabilistic calculations reveal than the data provided by previous experiments has been miscalculated and that the Higgs boson has in fact been discovered. Weird! The Higgs boson is the only particle predicted by the Standard Model that hasn't been discovered yet.
Pimenta, Jean Jûnio Mendes; Natti, Érica Regina Takano; Natti, Paulo Laerte
2013-01-01
The Higgs boson was predicted in 1964 by British physicist Peter Higgs. The Higgs is the key to explain the origin of the mass of other elementary particles of Nature. However, only with the coming into operation of the LHC, in 2008, there were technological conditions to search for the Higgs boson. Recently, a major international effort conducted at CERN, by means of ATLAS and CMS experiments, has enabled the observation of a new bosonic particle in the region of 125 GeVs. In this paper, by means of known mechanisms of symmetry breaking that occur in the BCS theory of superconductivity and in the theory of nuclear pairing, we discuss the Higgs mechanism in the Standard Model. Finally, we present the current state of research looking for the Higgs boson and the alternative theories and extensions of the Standard Model for the elementary particle physics. Keywords: Higgs boson, BCS theory, nuclear pairing, Higgs mechanism, Standard Model.
Kellerstein, M; Verbaarschot, J J M
2016-01-01
The behavior of quenched Dirac spectra of two-dimensional lattice QCD is consistent with spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking which is forbidden according to the Coleman-Mermin-Wagner theorem. One possible resolution of this paradox is that, because of the bosonic determinant in the partially quenched partition function, the conditions of this theorem are violated allowing for spontaneous symmetry breaking in two dimensions or less. This goes back to work by Niedermaier and Seiler on nonamenable symmetries of the hyperbolic spin chain and earlier work by two of the auhtors on bosonic partition functions at nonzero chemical potential. In this talk we discuss chiral symmetry breaking for the bosonic partition function of QCD at nonzero isospin chemical potential and a bosonic random matrix theory at imaginary chemical potential and compare the results with the fermionic counterpart. In both cases the chiral symmetry group of the bosonic partition function is noncompact.
Pimenta, Jean Jûnio Mendes; Belussi, Lucas Francisco Bosso; Natti, Érica Regina Takano; Natti, Paulo Laerte
2013-01-01
The Higgs boson was predicted in 1964 by British physicist Peter Higgs. The Higgs is the key to explain the origin of the mass of other elementary particles of Nature. However, only with the coming into operation of the LHC, in 2008, there were technological conditions to search for the Higgs boson. Recently, a major international effort conducted at CERN, by means of ATLAS and CMS experiments, has enabled the observation of a new bosonic particle in the region of 125 GeVs. In this paper, by ...
Photoproduction of leptophobic bosons
Fanelli, Cristiano
2016-01-01
We propose a search for photoproduction of leptophobic bosons that couple to quarks at the GlueX experiment at Jefferson Lab. We study in detail a new gauge boson that couples to baryon number $B$, and estimate that $\\gamma p \\to p B$ will provide the best sensitivity for $B$ masses above 0.5 GeV. This search will also provide sensitivity to other proposed dark-sector states that couple to quarks. Finally, our results motivate a similar search for $B$ boson electroproduction at the CLAS experiment.
Arkhipov, Alex
2011-01-01
We motivate and prove a version of the birthday paradox for $k$ identical bosons in $n$ possible modes. If the bosons are in the uniform mixed state, also called the maximally mixed quantum state, then we need $k \\sim \\sqrt{n}$ bosons to expect two in the same state, which is smaller by a factor of $\\sqrt{2}$ than in the case of distinguishable objects (boltzmannons). While the core result is elementary, we generalize the hypothesis and strengthen the conclusion in several ways. One side result is that boltzmannons with a randomly chosen multinomial distribution have the same birthday statistics as bosons. This last result is interesting as a quantum proof of a classical probability theorem; we also give a classical proof.
Barkhofen, Sonja; Bartley, Tim J.; Sansoni, Linda; Kruse, Regina; Hamilton, Craig S.; Jex, Igor; Silberhorn, Christine
2016-01-01
Sampling the distribution of bosons that have undergone a random unitary evolution is strongly believed to be a computationally hard problem. Key to outperforming classical simulations of this task is to increase both the number of input photons and the size of the network. We propose driven boson sampling, in which photons are input within the network itself, as a means to approach this goal. When using heralded single-photon sources based on parametric down-conversion, this approach offers ...
Stefania Pandolfi
2016-01-01
CERN celebrated the fourth anniversary of the historical Higgs boson announcement with special pizzas. 400 pizzas were served on Higgs pizza day in Restaurant 1 at CERN to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the announcement of the discovery of the Higgs Boson (Image: Maximilien Brice/ CERN) What do the Higgs boson and a pizza have in common? Pierluigi Paolucci, INFN and CMS collaboration member, together with INFN president Fernando Ferroni found out the answer one day in Naples: the pizza in front of them looked exactly like a Higgs boson event display. A special recipe was then created in collaboration with the chef of the historic “Ettore” pizzeria in the St. Lucia area of Naples, and two pizzas were designed to resemble two Higgs boson decay channel event displays. The “Higgs Boson Pizza Day” was held on Monday, 4 July 2016, on the fourth anniversary of the announcement of the discovery of the Higgs boso...
Cinzia De Melis
2016-01-01
Four years after the historic announcement of the Higgs boson discovery at CERN, a collaboration between INFN and CERN has declared 4 July 2016 as “Higgs Boson Pizza Day”. The idea was born in Naples, by Pierluigi Paolucci and INFN president Fernando Ferroni, who inspired the chef of the historic “Ettore” pizzeria in St. Lucia to create the Higgs boson pizza in time for the opening of a Art&Science exhibition on 15 September 2015 in Naples. The animation shows the culinary creation of a Higgs boson in form of a vegetarian and ham&salami pizza. Ham&Salami: A two asparagus (proton-proton) collision produces a spicy Higgs boson (chorizo) decaying into two high-energy salami (photon) clusters and a lot of charged (sliced ham) and neutral (olive) particles that are detected in the pizza (detector) entirely covered with mozzarella sensors. A two asparagus (proton-proton) collision produces a juicy Higgs boson (cherry tomato) decaying into four high-energy (charged) peppers producing a tasty sign...
Description of deformed nuclei in the sdg boson model
S. C. Li; Kuyucak, S.
1996-01-01
We present a study of deformed nuclei in the framework of the sdg interacting boson model utilizing both numerical diagonalization and analytical $1/N$ expansion techniques. The focus is on description of high-spin states which have recently become computationally accessible through the use of computer algebra in the $1/N$ expansion formalism. A systematic study is made of high-spin states in rare-earth and actinide nuclei.
Description of deformed nuclei in the sdg boson model
Li, S C
1996-01-01
We present a study of deformed nuclei in the framework of the sdg interacting boson model utilizing both numerical diagonalization and analytical 1/N expansion techniques. The focus is on description of high-spin states which have recently become computationally accessible through the use of computer algebra in the 1/N expansion formalism. A systematic study is made of high-spin states in rare-earth and actinide nuclei.
Magnetoresistance and localization in bosonic insulators
Müller, Markus
2013-06-01
We study the strong localization of hard-core bosons. Using a locator expansion we find that in the insulator, unlike for typical fermion problems, nearly all low-energy scattering paths come with positive amplitudes and hence interfere constructively. As a consequence, the localization length of bosonic excitations shrinks when the constructive interference is suppressed by a magnetic field, entailing an exponentially large positive magnetoresistance, opposite to and significantly stronger than the analogous effect in fermions. Within the forward-scattering approximation, we find that the lowest-energy excitations are the most delocalized. A similar analysis applied to random field Ising models suggests that the ordering transition is due to a delocalization initiated at zero energy rather than due to the closure of a mobility gap in the paramagnet.
Computing matrix permanent with collective boson operators
Huh, Joonsuk
2016-01-01
Computing permanents of matrices are known to be a classically hard problem that the computational cost grows exponentially with the size of the matrix increases. So far, there exist a few classical algorithms to compute the matrix permanents in deterministic and in randomized ways. By exploiting the series expansion of products of boson operators regarding collective boson operators, a generalized algorithm for computing permanents is developed that the algorithm can handle the arbitrary matrices with repeated columns and rows. In a particular case, the formula is reduced to Glynn's form. Not only the algorithm can be used for a deterministic direct calculation of the matrix permanent but also can be expressed as a sampling problem like Gurvits's randomized algorithm.
Bosonic behavior of entangled fermions
Two bound, entangled fermions form a composite boson, which can be treated as an elementary boson as long as the Pauli principle remains irrelevant. The bosonic character of the composite is intimately linked to the entanglement of the fermions: Large entanglement implies good bosonic properties. The deviation from perfect bosonic behavior manifests itself in the statistical properties of the composites and in their collective interference. As a consequence, the counting statistics exhibited by composites allow one to infer the form of the two-fermion wave-function. Bosonic behavior can thus be used as a probe for the underlying structure of composite particles without directly accessing their constituents.
Thermal expansion of fuel pellet is an important property which limits the lifetime of the fuels in reactors, because it affects both the pellet and cladding mechanical interaction and the gap conductivity. By fitting a number of available measured data, recommended equations have been presented and successfully used to estimate thermal expansion coefficient of the nuclear fuel pellet. However, due to large scatter of the measured data, non-consensus data have been omitted in formulating the equations. Also, the equation is strongly governed by the lack of appropriate experimental data. For those reasons, it is important to develop theoretical methodologies to better describe thermal expansion behaviour of nuclear fuel. In particular, first-principles and molecular dynamics simulations have been certainly contributed to predict reliable thermal expansion without fitting the measured data. Furthermore, the two theoretical techniques have improved on understanding the change of fuel dimension by describing the atomic-scale processes associated with lattice expansion in the fuels. (author)
Marino, Eduardo
The electron, discovered by Thomson by the end of the nineteenth century, was the first experimentally observed particle. The Weyl fermion, though theoretically predicted since a long time, was observed in a condensed matter environment in an experiment reported only a few weeks ago. Is there any linking thread connecting the first and the last observed fermion (quasi)particles? The answer is positive. By generalizing the method known as bosonization, the first time in its full complete form, for a spacetime with 3+1 dimensions, we are able to show that both electrons and Weyl fermions can be expressed in terms of the same boson field, namely the Kalb-Ramond anti-symmetric tensor gauge field. The bosonized form of the Weyl chiral currents lead to the angle-dependent magneto-conductance behavior observed in these systems.
Liebling, Steven L
2012-01-01
The idea of stable, localized bundles of energy has strong appeal as a model for particles. In the 1950s John Wheeler envisioned such bundles as smooth configurations of electromagnetic energy that he called {\\em geons}, but none were found. Instead, particle-like solutions were found in the late 1960s with the addition of a scalar field, and these were given the name {\\em boson stars}. Since then, boson stars find use in a wide variety of models as sources of dark matter, as black hole mimickers, in simple models of binary systems, and as a tool in finding black holes in higher dimensions with only a single killing vector. We discuss important varieties of boson stars, their dynamic properties, and some of their uses, concentrating on recent efforts.
Steven L. Liebling
2012-05-01
Full Text Available The idea of stable, localized bundles of energy has strong appeal as a model for particles. In the 1950s, John Wheeler envisioned such bundles as smooth configurations of electromagnetic energy that he called geons, but none were found. Instead, particle-like solutions were found in the late 1960s with the addition of a scalar field, and these were given the name boson stars. Since then, boson stars find use in a wide variety of models as sources of dark matter, as black hole mimickers, in simple models of binary systems, and as a tool in finding black holes in higher dimensions with only a single Killing vector. We discuss important varieties of boson stars, their dynamic properties, and some of their uses, concentrating on recent efforts.
Tsekov, R
2016-01-01
Thermodynamically, bosons and fermions differ by their statistics only. A general entropy functional is proposed by superposition of entropic terms, typical for different quantum gases. The statistical properties of the corresponding Janus particles are derived by variation of the weight of the boson/fermion fraction. It is shown that di-bosons and anti-fermions separate in gas and liquid phases, while three-phase equilibrium appears for poly-boson/fermion Janus particles.
We study the phenomenology of Higgs bosons close to 126 GeV within the scale invariant unconstrained Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM), focusing on the regions of parameter space favoured by low fine-tuning considerations, namely stop masses of order 400 GeV to 1 TeV and an effective μ parameter between 100–200 GeV, with large (but perturbative) λ and low tanβ=2–4. We perform scans over the above parameter space, focusing on the observable Higgs cross sections into γγ, WW, ZZ, bb, ττ final states, and study the correlations between these observables. We show that the γγ signal strength may be enhanced up to a factor of about two not only due to the effect of singlet–doublet mixing, which occurs more often when the 126 GeV Higgs boson is the next-to-lightest CP-even one, but also due to light stops (and to a lesser extent light chargino and charged Higgs loops). There may be also smaller enhancements in the Higgs decay channels into WW, ZZ, correlated with the γγ enhancement. However there is no such correlation observed involving the Higgs decay channels into bb, ττ. The requirement of having perturbative couplings up to the GUT scale favours the interpretation of the 126 GeV Higgs boson as being the second lightest NMSSM CP-even state, which can decay into pairs of lighter neutralinos, CP-even or CP-odd Higgs bosons, leading to characteristic signatures of the NMSSM. In a non-negligible part of the parameter range the increase in the γγ rate is due to the superposition of rates from nearly degenerate Higgs bosons. Resolving these Higgs bosons would rule out the Standard Model, and provide evidence for the NMSSM
Anomalous gauge boson interactions
We discuss the direct measurement of the trilinear vector boson couplings in present and future collider experiments. The major goals of such experiments will be the confirmation of the Standard Model (SM) predictions and the search for signals of new physics. We review our current theoretical understanding of anomalous trilinear gauge-boson self interactions. If the energy scale of the new physics is ∼ 1 TeV, these low energy anomalous couplings are expected to be no larger than Ο(10-2). Constraints from high precision measurements at LEP and low energy charged and neutral current processes are critically reviewed
This is the summary report of the Higgs Boson Working Group. We discuss a variety of search techniques for a Higgs boson which is lighter than the Z. The processes K → πH, η prime → ηH,Υ → Hγ and e+e- → ZH are examined with particular attention paid to theoretical uncertainties in the calculations. We also briefly examine new features of Higgs phenomenology in a model which contains Higgs triplets as well as the usual doublet of scalar fields. 33 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab
Nonexotic Neutral Gauge Bosons
Appelquist, Thomas; Dobrescu, Bogdan A.; Hopper, Adam R.
2002-01-01
We study theoretical and experimental constraints on electroweak theories including a new color-singlet and electrically-neutral gauge boson. We first note that the electric charges of the observed fermions imply that any such Z' boson may be described by a gauge theory in which the Abelian gauge groups are the usual hypercharge along with another U(1) component in a kinetic-diagonal basis. Assuming that the observed quarks and leptons have generation-independent U(1) charges, and that no new...
This paper is the summary report of the Higgs Boson Working Group. The authors discuss a variety of search techniques for a Higgs boson which is lighter than the Z. The processes K → πH, η' → ηH, Υ → Hγ and e+e- → ZH are examined with particular attention paid to theoretical uncertainties in the calculations. The authors also briefly examine new features of Higgs phenomenology in a model which contains Higgs triplets as well as the usual doublet of scalar fields
Bosonic variables in nuclear matters
It is shown that the boson theoretical interpretation of nuclear forces nessecitates the introduction of bosonic variables within the state function of nuclear matter. In this framework the 2-boson exchange plays a decisive role and calls for the introduction of special selfenergy diagrams. This generalized scheme is discussed with the help of a solvable field theoretical model. (orig.)
Intermediate mass Higgs boson(s)
Finding and understanding the spectrum of scalar bosons is the central problem of particle physics today. Considerable work has been done to learn how to study Standard Model heavy and obese Higgs bosons; simulations including the problems induced by standard model backgrounds are underway, and some results are reported elsewhere in these proceedings. The mass region MH Z/2 will be covered at SLC and LEP. LEPII will be able to extend this range to about 85 GeV. Above MH > 2MZ the search is easy for a Standard Model H degree at the SSC, though not so simple for the neutral scalars of a supersymmetric theory. The intermediate region, MZ/2 ≤ MH ≤ 2MZ is one of the most difficult mass regions to study, and it is the subject of this report. The authors concentrate on a neutral Standard Model scalar to be specific. The lightest scalar of a supersymmetric theory behaves very much like a Standard Model scalar for most ranges of parameters, so the results generally apply to that case as well, and for any form the scalar spectrum might take our results indicate how the analysis might go. Ultimately, to fully understand spontaneous symmetry breaking and the origin of mass, it will be necessary to find any intermediate mass scalar and to know in what mass ranges no scalars exist. Their analysis is only in progress, and their results reported here must be regarded as tentative
Renyi entropies of free bosons on the torus and holography
Datta, Shouvik
2014-01-01
We analytically evaluate the Renyi entropies for the two dimensional free boson CFT. The CFT is considered to be compactified on a circle and at finite temperature. The Renyi entropies S_n are evaluated for a single interval using the two point function of bosonic twist fields on a torus. For the case of the compact boson, the sum over the classical saddle points results in the Riemann-Siegel theta function associated with the A_{n-1} lattice. We then study the Renyi entropies in the decompactification regime. We show that in the limit when the size of the interval becomes the size of the spatial circle, the entanglement entropy reduces to the thermal entropy of free bosons on a circle. We then set up a systematic high temperature expansion of the Renyi entropies and evaluate the finite size corrections for free bosons. Finally we compare these finite size corrections both for the free boson CFT and the free fermion CFT with the one-loop corrections obtained from bulk three dimensional handlebody spacetimes w...
We investigate the phase diagram of correlated lattice bosons using the bosonic dynamical mean field theory (BDMFT). The BDMFT, formulated by Byczuk and Vollhardt (Phys. Rev. B 77, 235106 (2008)), is a comprehensive and thermodynamically consistent approximation in which the normal and condensed bosons are treated on equal footing. Within BDMFT the lattice bosonic problem is replaced by a single impurity coupled to two bosonic baths (corresponding to normal and condensed bosons, respectively). The resulting set of equations, the so-called ''impurity problem'', has to be solved self-consistently. Our approach is the strong coupling expansion within which the phase transition between the Mott-insulating superfluid phases can be described. Different thermodynamical quantities (particle density, compressibility, order parameter) as well as the bosonic density of states are investigated across the transition line.
Jora, Renata
2009-01-01
We propose an electroweak model based on the identification of the Higgs with the dilaton. We show that it is possible in this context to have a massless Higgs boson at tree and one loop levels without contradicting the main experimental and theoretical constraints.
AUTHOR|(CDS)2077480; Müller, Katharina; Anderson, Jonathan
In this thesis several measurements of the $Z$ boson production cross section in the LHCb detector are presented. After an introduction with the description of the underlying theory; the detector and the properties of the collisions the machine provided to us in LHC run I in Chapter 1, in Chapter 2 the details of the $Z$ reconstruction in the $Z\\rightarrow\\mu^+\\mu^-$ final state is discussed. In Chapter 3 jets are added to the $Z$ bosons. Several aspects of jet reconstruction are presented and a cross section measurement for the associated production of $Z$ bosons with jets at $\\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV is presented for two transverse momentum thresholds of the jets. In Chapter 4 the capability of the LHCb detector to reconstruct charmed mesons is used to establish a $ZD^{0}$ and a $ZD^{+}$ signal and to measure the total cross section. In Chapter 5 the cross section of inclusive $Z$ boson production is measured at a low statistics sample of $3.3~\\text{pb}^{-1}$ at $\\sqrt{s}=2.76$ TeV.
Anisotropic expansion of a thermal dipolar Bose gas
Tang, Yijun; Burdick, Nathaniel Q; DiSciacca, Jack M; Petrov, Dmitry S; Lev, Benjamin L
2016-01-01
We report on the anisotropic expansion of ultracold bosonic dysprosium gases at temperatures above quantum degeneracy and develop a quantitative theory to describe this behavior. The theory expresses the post-expansion aspect ratio in terms of temperature and microscopic collisional properties by incorporating Hartree-Fock mean-field interactions, hydrodynamic effects, and Bose-enhancement factors. Our results extend the utility of expansion imaging by providing accurate thermometry for dipolar thermal Bose gases, reducing error in expansion thermometry from tens of percent to only a few percent. Furthermore, we present a simple method to determine scattering lengths in dipolar gases, including near a Feshbach resonance, through observation of thermal gas expansion.
Fermion-fermion and boson-boson amplitudes: surprising similarities
Dvoeglazov, Valeri V
2007-01-01
Amplitudes for fermion-fermion, boson-boson and fermion-boson interactions are calculated in the second order of perturbation theory in the Lobachevsky space. An essential ingredient of the model is the Weinberg's 2(2j+1)-component formalism for describing a particle of spin j. The boson-boson amplitude is then compared with the two-fermion amplitude obtained long ago by Skachkov on the basis of the Hamiltonian formulation of quantum field theory on the mass hyperboloid, p_0^2 - p^2=M^2, proposed by Kadyshevsky. The parametrization of the amplitudes by means of the momentum transfer in the Lobachevsky space leads to same spin structures in the expressions of T-matrices for the fermion case and the boson case. However, certain differences are found. Possible physical applications are discussed.
Spring, Justin B; Humphreys, Peter C; Kolthammer, W Steven; Jin, Xian-Min; Barbieri, Marco; Datta, Animesh; Thomas-Peter, Nicholas; Langford, Nathan K; Kundys, Dmytro; Gates, James C; Smith, Brian J; Smith, Peter G R; Walmsley, Ian A
2013-01-01
While universal quantum computers ideally solve problems such as factoring integers exponentially more efficiently than classical machines, the formidable challenges in building such devices motivate the demonstration of simpler, problem-specific algorithms that still promise a quantum speedup. We construct a quantum boson sampling machine (QBSM) to sample the output distribution resulting from the nonclassical interference of photons in an integrated photonic circuit, a problem thought to be exponentially hard to solve classically. Unlike universal quantum computation, boson sampling merely requires indistinguishable photons, linear state evolution, and detectors. We benchmark our QBSM with three and four photons and analyze sources of sampling inaccuracy. Our studies pave the way to larger devices that could offer the first definitive quantum-enhanced computation.
Interacting boson approximation
Lectures notes on the Interacting Boson Approximation are given. Topics include: angular momentum tensors; properties of T/sub i//sup (n)/ matrices; T/sub i//sup (n)/ matrices as Clebsch-Gordan coefficients; construction of higher rank tensors; normalization: trace of products of two s-rank tensors; completeness relation; algebra of U(N); eigenvalue of the quadratic Casimir operator for U(3); general result for U(N); angular momentum content of U(3) representation; p-Boson model; Hamiltonian; quadrupole transitions; S,P Boson model; expectation value of dipole operator; S-D model: U(6); quadratic Casimir operator; an O(5) subgroup; an O(6) subgroup; properties of O(5) representations; quadratic Casimir operator; quadratic Casimir operator for U(6); decomposition via SU(5) chain; a special O(3) decomposition of SU(3); useful identities; a useful property of D/sub αβγ/(α,β,γ = 4-8) as coupling coefficients; explicit construction of T/sub x//sup (2)/ and d/sub αβγ/; D-coefficients; eigenstates of T3; and summary of T = 2 states
Boson stars with nonminimal coupling
Marunovic, Anja
2015-01-01
Boson stars coupled to Einstein's general relativity possess some features similar to gravastars, such as the anisotropy in principal pressures and relatively large compactness ($\\mu_{max} = 0.32$). However, no matter how large the self-interaction is, the ordinary boson star cannot obtain arbitrarily large compression and as such does not represent a good black hole mimicker. When the boson star is nonminimally coupled to gravity, the resulting configurations resemble more the dark energy stars then the ordinary boson stars, with compactness significantly larger then that in ordinary boson stars (if matter is not constrained with the energy conditions). The gravitationally bound system of a boson star and a global monopole represents a good black hole mimicker.
The Lorentz anomaly via operator product expansion
The emergence of a critical dimension is one of the most striking features of string theory. One way to obtain it is by demanding closure of the Lorentz algebra in the light-cone gauge quantisation, as discovered for bosonic strings more than forty years ago. We give a detailed derivation of this classical result based on the operator product expansion on the Lorentzian world-sheet
The Lorentz anomaly via operator product expansion
Fredenhagen, Stefan, E-mail: stefan.fredenhagen@aei.mpg.de [Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Albert-Einstein-Institut Am Mühlenberg 1, 14476 Golm (Germany); Hoppe, Jens, E-mail: hoppe@kth.se; Hynek, Mariusz, E-mail: mkhynek@kth.se [Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH 100 44 Stockholm (Sweden)
2015-10-15
The emergence of a critical dimension is one of the most striking features of string theory. One way to obtain it is by demanding closure of the Lorentz algebra in the light-cone gauge quantisation, as discovered for bosonic strings more than forty years ago. We give a detailed derivation of this classical result based on the operator product expansion on the Lorentzian world-sheet.
Cosme, Jayson G.; Weiss, Christoph; Brand, Joachim
2015-01-01
We test variational quantum dynamics with the multiconfigurational time-dependent Hartree method for bosons (MCTDHB) against exact solutions for the dynamics of two attractive bosons following trap release. MCTDHB produces unphysical and qualitatively incorrect results of breathing dynamics where ballistic expansion should occur, although an analysis of participating mode functions indicates that the numerical result should be converged. Further analysis reveals that the calculations are inde...
Boson star at finite temperature
Latifah, S; Mart, T
2014-01-01
By using a simple thermodynamical method we confirm the finding of Chavanis and Harko that stable Bose-Einstein condensate stars can form. However, by using a thermodynamically consistent boson equation of state, we obtain a less massive Bose-Einstein condensate star compared to the one predicted by Chavanis and Harko. We also obtain that the maximum mass of a boson star is insensitive to the change of matter temperature. However, the mass of boson star with relatively large radius depends significantly on the temperature of the boson matter.
Bosonization and Lie Group Structure
Ha, Yuan K
2015-01-01
We introduce a concise quantum operator formula for bosonization in which the Lie group structure appears in a natural way. The connection between fermions and bosons is found to be exactly the connection between Lie group elements and the group parameters. Bosonization is an extraordinary way of expressing the equation of motion of a complex fermion field in terms of a real scalar boson in two dimensions. All the properties of the fermion field theory are known to be preserved under this remarkable transformation with substantial simplification and elucidation of the original theory, much like Lie groups can be studied by their Lie algebras.
Links between the quantum Hall effect, chiral boson theories and string theory
Chiral boson theory is introduced and its relevance to the quantum Hall effect is explained. It is shown that the chiral boson theory admits mode expansions which are essentially those which appear and are made use of in bosonic string theories. This immediately leads to a way of quantizing the theory. Restrictions on various parameters appearing in the model can be imposed in a natural way. Finally, it is suggested that some of these ideas have important applications to other geometries which could give rise to new types of physical behavior. (author)
High-spin states in boson models with applications to actinide nuclei
Kuyucak, S
1995-01-01
We use the 1/N expansion formalism in a systematic study of high-spin states in the sd and sdg boson models with emphasis on spin dependence of moment of inertia and E2 transitions. The results are applied to the high-spin states in the actinide nuclei ^{232}Th, ^{234-238}U, where the need for g bosons is especially acute but until now, no realistic calculation existed. We find that the d-boson energy plays a crucial role in description of the high-spin data.
Higher Spin Particles with Bosonic Counterpart of Supersymmetry
Fedoruk, S; Fedoruk, Sergey; Lukierski, Jerzy
2005-01-01
We propose the relativistic point particle models invariant under the bosonic counterpart of SUSY. The particles move along the world lines in four dimensional Minkowski space extended by $N$ commuting Weyl spinors. The models provide after first quantization the non--Grassmann counterpart of chiral superfields, satisfying Klein--Gordon equation. Free higher spin fields obtained by expansions of such chiral superfields satisfy the N=2 Bargman--Wigner equations in massive case and Fierz--Pauli equations in massless case.
Moss, Ian G
2015-01-01
The discovery of the Standard Model Higgs boson opens up a range of speculative cosmological scenarios, from the formation of structure in the early universe immediately after the big bang, to relics from the electroweak phase transition one nanosecond after the big bang, on to the end of the present-day universe through vacuum decay. Higgs physics is wide-ranging, and gives an impetus to go beyond the Standard Models of particle physics and cosmology to explore the physics of ultra-high energies and quantum gravity.
Hartmann, Betti [School of Engineering and Science, Jacobs University, Postfach 750 561, D-28725 Bremen (Germany); Kleihaus, Burkhard; Kunz, Jutta [Institut fuer Physik, Universitaet Oldenburg, Postfach 2503, D-26111 Oldenburg (Germany); Schaffer, Isabell, E-mail: i.schaffer@jacobs-university.de [School of Engineering and Science, Jacobs University, Postfach 750 561, D-28725 Bremen (Germany)
2012-07-24
We consider compact boson stars that arise for a V-shaped scalar field potential. They represent a one parameter family of solutions of the scaled Einstein-Gordon equations. We analyze the physical properties of these solutions and determine their domain of existence. Along their physically relevant branch emerging from the compact Q-ball solution, their mass increases with increasing radius. Employing arguments from catastrophe theory we argue that this branch is stable, until the maximal value of the mass is reached. There the mass and size are on the order of magnitude of the Schwarzschild limit, and thus the spiraling respectively oscillating behaviour, well known for compact stars, sets in.
Lykken, Joseph D.
1996-01-01
A broad class of supersymmetric extensions of the standard model predict a Z' vector boson whose mass is naturally in the range 250 GeV < M_Z' < 2 TeV. To avoid unacceptably large mixing with the Z, one requires either a discrete tuning of the U(1)' charges or a leptophobic Z'. Both cases are likely to arise as the low energy limits of heterotic string compactifications, but a survey of existing realistic string models provides no acceptable examples. A broken U(1)' leads to additional D-term...
Deformation quantization of bosonic strings
Deformation quantization of bosonic strings is considered. We show that the light-cone gauge is the most convenient classical description to perform the quantization of bosonic strings in the deformation quantization formalism. Similar to the field theory case, the oscillator variables greatly facilitates the analysis. The mass spectrum, propagators and the Virasoro algebra are finally described within this deformation quantization scheme. (author)
Hierarchy in Sampling Gaussian-correlated Bosons
Huh, Joonsuk
2016-01-01
Boson Sampling represents a class of physical processes potentially intractable for classical devices to simulate. The Gaussian extension of Boson Sampling remains a computationally hard problem, where the input state is a product of uncorrelated Gaussian modes. Besides, motivated by molecular spectroscopy, Vibronic Boson Sampling involves operations that can generate Gaussian correlation among different Boson modes. Therefore, Gaussian Boson Sampling is a special case of Vibronic Boson Sampling. However, this does not necessarily mean that Vibronic Boson Sampling is more complex than Gaussian Boson Sampling. Here we develop a hierarchical structure to show how the initial correlation in Vibronic Boson Sampling can be absorbed in Gaussian Boson Sampling with ancillary modes and in a scattershot fashion. Since every Gaussian state is associated with a thermal state, our result implies that every sampling problem in molecular vibronic transitions, at any temperature, can be simulated by Gaussian Boson Sampling ...
A Minimally Symmetric Higgs Boson
Low, Ian
2014-01-01
Models addressing the naturalness of a light Higgs boson typically employ symmetries, either bosonic or fermionic, to stabilize the Higgs mass. We consider a setup with the minimal amount of symmetries: four shift symmetries acting on the four components of the Higgs doublet, subject to the constraints of linearly realized SU(2)xU(1) electroweak symmetry. Up to terms that explicitly violate the shift symmetries, the effective lagrangian can be derived, irrespective of the spontaneously broken group G in the ultraviolet, and is universal in all models where the Higgs arises as a pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone boson (PNGB). Very high energy scatterings of vector bosons could provide smoking gun signals of a minimally symmetric Higgs boson.
Bosonization and quantum hydrodynamics
Girish S Setlur
2006-03-01
It is shown that it is possible to bosonize fermions in any number of dimensions using the hydrodynamic variables, namely the velocity potential and density. The slow part of the Fermi field is defined irrespective of dimensionality and the commutators of this field with currents and densities are exponentiated using the velocity potential as conjugate to the density. An action in terms of these canonical bosonic variables is proposed that reproduces the correct current and density correlations. This formalism in one dimension is shown to be equivalent to the Tomonaga-Luttinger approach as it leads to the same propagator and exponents. We compute the one-particle properties of a spinless homogeneous Fermi system in two spatial dimensions with long-range gauge interactions and highlight the metal-insulator transition in the system. A general formula for the generating function of density correlations is derived that is valid beyond the random phase approximation. Finally, we write down a formula for the annihilation operator in momentum space directly in terms of number conserving products of Fermi fields.
New Results on Charged Compact Boson Stars
Kumar, Sanjeev; Kulshreshtha, Daya Shankar
2016-01-01
In this work we present some new results which we have obtained in a study of the phase diagram of charged compact boson stars in the theory involving massive complex scalar fields coupled to the U(1) gauge field and gravity in a conical potential in the presence of a cosmological constant $\\Lambda$ which we treat as a free parameter taking positive and negative values and thereby allowing us to study the theory in the de Sitter and Anti de Sitter spaces respectively. In our studies, we obtain four bifurcation points (possibility of more bifurcation points being not ruled out) in the de Sitter region. We present a detailed discussion of the various regions in our phase diagram with respect to four bifurcation points. Our theory is seen to have rich physics in a particular domain for positive values of $\\Lambda$ which is consistent with the accelerated expansion of the universe.
New results on charged compact boson stars
Kumar, Sanjeev; Kulshreshtha, Usha; Kulshreshtha, Daya Shankar
2016-05-01
In this work we present some new results that we have obtained in a study of the phase diagram of charged compact boson stars in the theory involving massive complex scalar fields coupled to the U(1) gauge field and gravity in a conical potential in the presence of a cosmological constant Λ , which we treat as a free parameter taking positive and negative values and thereby allowing us to study the theory in de Sitter and anti de Sitter spaces, respectively. We obtain four bifurcation points (the possibility of more bifurcation points not being ruled out) in the de Sitter region. We present a detailed discussion of the various regions in our phase diagram with respect to four bifurcation points. Our theory is seen to have rich physics in a particular domain for positive values of Λ , which is consistent with the accelerated expansion of the Universe.
Brunet, S
2014-01-01
ATLAS Higgs poster targeted to general public, explaining the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism and why it is important. It also explains the role of the Higgs Boson, how we look for it, the journey of the discovery and what comes after the discovery. Also available in French (http://cds.cern.ch/record/1697501). Don’t hesitate to use it in your institute’s corridors and in your outreach events! The poster is in A0 format. You can click on the image to download the high-quality .pdf version and print it at your favorite printshop. For any questions or comments you can contact atlas-outreach-coordination@cern.ch.
The discovery of the Z boson 7 years ago verified a key prediction of the unified theory of electromagnetic and weak forces. Today an experimental program is beginning at two electron-positron colliders to study the properties of the Z particle in great detail. The data accumulated will subject the unified theory to more rigorous tests and will probe with great sensitivity for new physics not encompassed by the existing standard model of the elementary particles and forces. Questions under study include the number of quark and lepton families, the mass of the still undiscovered top quark, and the search for the still unknown fifth force of nature required by the theory to generate the masses of the elementary particles. 48 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab
He, Hong-Jian
1998-08-01
We review the recent progress in studying the anomalous electroweak quartic gauge boson couplings (QGBCs) at the LHC and the next generation high energy e±e- linear colliders (LCs). The main focus is put onto the strong electroweak symmetry breaking scenario in which the non-decoupling guarantees sizable new physics effects for the QGBCs. After commenting upon the current low energy indirect bounds and summarizing the theoretical patterns of QGBCs predicted by the typical resonance/non-resonance models, we review our systematic model-independent analysis on bounding them via WW-fusion and WWZ/ZZZ-production. The interplay of the two production mechanisms and the important role of the beam-polarization at the LCs are emphasized. The same physics may be similarly and better studied at a multi-TeV muon collider with high luminosity.
This is a pedagogical introduction to the general technique of bosonization of one-dimensional systems starting from scratch and assuming very little besides basic quantum mechanics and second quantization. The formalism is developed in a self-contained fashion and applied to the spinless and spin-1/2 Luttinger models, working out both single and two particle correlation functions. The implications of these results for the specific cases of the (anisotropic) Heisenberg and the Hubbard models are discussed. Although everything in these notes can be found in the published literature, detailed and explicit calculations of most of the results are given, which may prove useful to beginning graduate students or researchers in this area. (author)
Radial expansion for spinning conformal blocks
Costa, Miguel$uPorto U.; Penedones, João; Trevisani, Emilio
2016-01-01
This paper develops a method to compute any bosonic conformal block as a series expansion in the optimal radial coordinate introduced by Hogervorst and Rychkov. The method reduces to the known result when the external operators are all the same scalar operator, but it allows to compute conformal blocks for external operators with spin. Moreover, we explain how to write closed form recursion relations for the coefficients of the expansions. We study three examples of four point functions in detail: one vector and three scalars; two vectors and two scalars; two spin 2 tensors and two scalars. Finally, for the case of two external vectors, we also provide a more efficient way to generate the series expansion using the analytic structure of the blocks as a function of the scaling dimension of the exchanged operator.
It was 20 years ago this month that particle physicists caught their first glimpse of the W boson. Now they have measured its mass so precisely that the Standard Model is facing an unprecedented challenge. (U.K.)
Spectroscopy of family gauge bosons
Spectroscopy of family gauge bosons is investigated based on a U(3) family gauge boson model proposed by Sumino. In his model, the family gauge bosons are in mass eigenstates in a diagonal basis of the charged lepton mass matrix. Therefore, the family numbers are defined by (e1,e2,e3)=(e,μ,τ), while the assignment for quark sector are free. For possible family-number assignments (q1,q2,q3), under a constraint from K0–K¯0 mixing, we investigate possibilities of new physics, e.g. production of the lightest family gauge boson at the LHC, μ−N→e−N, rare K and B decays, and so on.
Is geometry bosonic or fermionic?
Hughes, Taylor L
2011-01-01
It is generally assumed that the gravitational field is bosonic. Here we show that a simple propagating torsional theory can give rise to localized geometric structures that can consistently be quantized as fermions under exchange. To demonstrate this, we show that the model can be formally mapped onto the Skyrme model of baryons, and we use well-known results from Skyrme theory. This begs the question: {\\it Is geometry bosonic or fermionic (or both)?}
From Bosonic Strings to Fermions
Sidharth, B. G.
2006-01-01
Early string theory described Bosonic particles at the real life Compton scale. Later developments to include Fermions initiated by Ramond and others have lead through Quantum Super Strings to M-theory operating at the as yet experimentally unattainable Planck scale. We describe an alternative route from Bosonic Strings to Fermions, by directly invoking a non commutative geometry, an approach which is closer to experiment.
Hidden order in bosonic gases confined in one-dimensional optical lattices
We analyze the effective Hamiltonian arising from a suitable power series expansion of the overlap integrals of Wannier functions for confined bosonic atoms in a one-dimensional (1D) optical lattice. For certain constraints between the coupling constants, we construct an explicit relationship between such an effective bosonic Hamiltonian and the integrable spin-S anisotropic Heisenberg model. The former results are therefore integrable by construction. The field theory is governed by an anisotropic nonlinear σ-model with singlet and triplet massive excitations; this result holds also in the generic non-integrable cases. The criticality of the bosonic system is investigated. The schematic phase diagram is drawn. Our study sheds light on the hidden symmetry of the Haldane type for 1D bosons.
Higgs boson gluon-fusion production beyond threshold in N 3 LO QCD
Anastasiou, Charalampos(Institute for Theoretical Physics, ETH Zürich, Zürich, 8093, Switzerland); Duhr, Claude; Dulat, Falko; Furlan, Elisabetta; Gehrmann, Thomas; Herzog, Franz; Mistlberger, Bernhard
2015-01-01
In this article, we compute the gluon fusion Higgs boson cross-section at N 3 LO through the second term in the threshold expansion. This calculation constitutes a major milestone towards the full N 3 LO cross section. Our result has the best formal accuracy in the threshold expansion currently available, and includes contributions from collinear regions besides subleading corrections from soft and hard regions, as well as certain logarithmically enhanced contributions for general kinematics....
Analytic boosted boson discrimination
Larkoski, Andrew J.; Moult, Ian; Neill, Duff
2016-05-01
Observables which discriminate boosted topologies from massive QCD jets are of great importance for the success of the jet substructure program at the Large Hadron Collider. Such observables, while both widely and successfully used, have been studied almost exclusively with Monte Carlo simulations. In this paper we present the first all-orders factorization theorem for a two-prong discriminant based on a jet shape variable, D 2, valid for both signal and background jets. Our factorization theorem simultaneously describes the production of both collinear and soft subjets, and we introduce a novel zero-bin procedure to correctly describe the transition region between these limits. By proving an all orders factorization theorem, we enable a systematically improvable description, and allow for precision comparisons between data, Monte Carlo, and first principles QCD calculations for jet substructure observables. Using our factorization theorem, we present numerical results for the discrimination of a boosted Z boson from massive QCD background jets. We compare our results with Monte Carlo predictions which allows for a detailed understanding of the extent to which these generators accurately describe the formation of two-prong QCD jets, and informs their usage in substructure analyses. Our calculation also provides considerable insight into the discrimination power and calculability of jet substructure observables in general.
Twisted vertex algebras, bicharacter construction and boson-fermion correspondences
The boson-fermion correspondences are an important phenomena on the intersection of several areas in mathematical physics: representation theory, vertex algebras and conformal field theory, integrable systems, number theory, cohomology. Two such correspondences are well known: the types A and B (and their super extensions). As a main result of this paper we present a new boson-fermion correspondence of type D-A. Further, we define a new concept of twisted vertex algebra of order N, which generalizes super vertex algebra. We develop the bicharacter construction which we use for constructing classes of examples of twisted vertex algebras, as well as for deriving formulas for the operator product expansions, analytic continuations, and normal ordered products. By using the underlying Hopf algebra structure we prove general bicharacter formulas for the vacuum expectation values for two important groups of examples. We show that the correspondences of types B, C, and D-A are isomorphisms of twisted vertex algebras
Excited Weak Bosons and Dark Matter
Fritzsch, Harald
2016-01-01
The weak bosons are bound states of new constituents, the haplons. The p-wave excitations are studied. The state with the lowest mass is identified with the boson, which has been discovered at the LHC. Specific properties of the excited bosons are discussed, in particular their decays into weak bosons and photons. Recently a two photon signal has been observed, which might come from the decay of a neutral heavy boson with a mass of about 0.75 TeV. This particle could be the excited weak tensor boson. The stable fermion, consisting of three haplons, provides the dark matter in our universe.
Zhu, S
2006-01-01
The $O$(MeV) spin-1 U-boson has been proposed to mediate the interaction among electron-positron and $O$(MeV) dark matter, in order to account for the 511 keV $\\gamma$-ray observation by SPI/INTEGRAL. In this paper the observability of such kind of U-boson at BESIII is investigated through the processes $e^+e^- \\to U \\gamma$ and $e^+e^- \\to J/\\Psi \\to e^+e^- U$. We find that BESIII and high luminosity B-factories have the comparable capacity to detect such U-boson. If U-boson decays mainly into dark matter, i.e. invisibly, BESIII can measure the coupling among U-boson and electron-positron $g_{eR}$ (see text) down to $O(10^{-5})$, and cover large parameter space which can account for 511 keV $\\gamma$-ray observation. On the other hand, provided that U decays mainly into electron-positron, BESIII can detect $g_{eR}$ down to $O(10^{-3})$, and it is hard to explore 511 keV $\\gamma$-ray measurement allowed parameter space due to the irreducible QED backgrounds.
Spin models and boson sampling
Garcia Ripoll, Juan Jose; Peropadre, Borja; Aspuru-Guzik, Alan
Aaronson & Arkhipov showed that predicting the measurement statistics of random linear optics circuits (i.e. boson sampling) is a classically hard problem for highly non-classical input states. A typical boson-sampling circuit requires N single photon emitters and M photodetectors, and it is a natural idea to rely on few-level systems for both tasks. Indeed, we show that 2M two-level emitters at the input and output ports of a general M-port interferometer interact via an XY-model with collective dissipation and a large number of dark states that could be used for quantum information storage. More important is the fact that, when we neglect dissipation, the resulting long-range XY spin-spin interaction is equivalent to boson sampling under the same conditions that make boson sampling efficient. This allows efficient implementations of boson sampling using quantum simulators & quantum computers. We acknowledge support from Spanish Mineco Project FIS2012-33022, CAM Research Network QUITEMAD+ and EU FP7 FET-Open Project PROMISCE.
A Z' Boson and the Higgs Boson Mass
Chanowitz, Michael S.
2008-01-01
The Standard Model fit prefers values of the Higgs boson mass that are below the 114 GeV direct lower limit from LEP II. The discrepancy is acute if the 3.2 sigma disagreement for the effective weak interaction mixing angle from the two most precise measurements is attributed to underestimated systematic error. In that case the data suggests new physics to raise the predicted value of the Higgs mass. One of the simplest possibilities is a Z' boson, which would generically increase the predict...
Inclusion of g boson in the microscopic sdgIBM and the g boson effect
The inclusion of g boson in the microscopic sdgIBM is presented. The collectivity of g boson, the relationship between g boson properties and the strengths of the effective nucleon-nucleon interaction, and the influence of g boson on the sdIBM are discussed in detail
Light Front Boson Model Propagation
Jorge Henrique Sales; Alfredo Takashi Suzuki
2011-01-01
stract The scope and aim of this work is to describe the two-body interaction mediated by a particle (either the scalar or the gauge boson) within the light-front formulation. To do this, first of all we point out the importance of propagators and Green functions in Quantum Mechanics. Then we project the covariant quantum propagator onto the light front time to get the propagator for scalar particles in these coordinates. This operator propagates the wave function from x+ = 0 to x+ ＞ O. It corresponds to the definition of the time ordering operation in the light front time x+. We calculate the light-front Green's function for 2 interacting bosons propagating forward in x+. We also show how to write down the light front Green's function from the Feynman propagator and finally make a generalization to N bosons.
Hartmann, Betti, E-mail: b.hartmann@jacobs-university.de [School of Engineering and Science, Jacobs University Bremen, 28759 Bremen (Germany); Riedel, Jürgen, E-mail: j.riedel@jacobs-university.de [School of Engineering and Science, Jacobs University Bremen, 28759 Bremen (Germany); Faculty of Physics, University Oldenburg, 26111 Oldenburg (Germany); Suciu, Raluca, E-mail: r.suciu@jacobs-university.de [School of Engineering and Science, Jacobs University Bremen, 28759 Bremen (Germany)
2013-11-04
We construct boson stars in (4+1)-dimensional Gauss–Bonnet gravity. We study the properties of the solutions in dependence on the coupling constants and investigate in detail their properties. While the “thick wall” limit is independent of the value of the Gauss–Bonnet coupling, we find that the spiraling behaviour characteristic for boson stars in standard Einstein gravity disappears for large enough values of the Gauss–Bonnet coupling. Our results show that in this case the scalar field can not have arbitrarily high values of the scalar field at the center of the boson star and that it is hence impossible to reach the “thin wall” limit. Moreover, for large enough Gauss–Bonnet coupling we find a unique relation between the mass and the radius (qualitatively similar to those of neutron stars) which is not present in the Einstein gravity limit.
Higgs boson production at the LHC
Peters, Krisztian; The ATLAS collaboration
2015-01-01
After the discovery at the LHC, the main goal of the Higgs boson measurements at ATLAS and CMS is to fully elucidate the nature of this new particle. In this contribution we will discuss the Higgs boson production and decay properties at the LHC and the main analyses which build the fundation for the current Higgs boson property measurements. Inclusive rates as well as differential measurements in the main bosonic and fermionic channels, and searches for rarer decay modes will be presented.
An introduction to boson-sampling
Gard, Bryan T; Motes, Keith R.; Olson, Jonathan P.; Rohde, Peter P.; Dowling, Jonathan P.
2014-01-01
Boson-sampling is a simplified model for quantum computing that may hold the key to implementing the first ever post-classical quantum computer. Boson-sampling is a non-universal quantum computer that is significantly more straightforward to build than any universal quantum computer proposed so far. We begin this chapter by motivating boson-sampling and discussing the history of linear optics quantum computing. We then summarize the boson-sampling formalism, discuss what a sampling problem is...
Bosonic Coherent Motions in the Universe
Kim, Jihn E; Tsujikawa, Shinji
2014-01-01
We mini-review the role of fundamental spin-0 bosons as bosonic coherent motion (BCM) in the Universe. The fundamental spin-0 bosons have the potential to account for the baryon number generation, cold dark matter (CDM) via BCM, dark energy, and inflation. Among these, here we focus on the CDM possibility because it can be experimentally tested with the current experimental techniques. We also comment briefly on the panoply of the other roles of spin-0 bosons.
Vectorial versus axial goldstone bosons
The Yukawa interactions of fermions with Goldstone bosons are given in closed form for an arbitrary renormalizable field theory to all orders of perturbation theory or for a general effective Lagrangian. Although the diagonal couplings are always pseudoscalar there is an important difference between spontaneously broken vector and axial-vector global symmetries. Compared to the axial case, the diagonal douplings of 'vectorial' Goldstone bosons to charged fermions are suppressed by mixing angles or appear only via radiative corrections involving gauge fields. This general result may be relevant for the problem of flavour symmetry breaking in composite models. (Author)
Boson stars in the centre of galaxies?
Schunck, Franz E
2008-01-01
We investigate the possible gravitational redshift values for boson stars with a self-interaction, studying a wide range of possible masses. We find a limiting value of z_lim \\simeq 0.687 for stable boson star configurations. We can exclude the direct observation of boson stars. X-ray spectroscopy is perhaps the most interesting possibility.
A generalization of boson normal ordering
In this Letter we define generalizations of boson normal ordering. These are based on the number of contractions whose vertices are next to each other in the linear representation of the boson operator function. Our main motivation is to shed further light onto the combinatorics arising from algebraic and Fock space properties of boson operators
Introduction to the physics of Higgs bosons
Dawson, S.
1994-11-01
A basic introduction to the physics of the Standard Model Higgs boson is given. We discuss Higgs boson production in e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} and hadronic collisions and survey search techniques at future accelerators. The Higgs bosons of the minimal SUSY model are briefly considered. Indirect limits from triviality arguments, vacuum stability and precision measurements at LEP are also presented.
Charged Higgs Bosons in the LHCHXSWG
Heinemeyer, S
2014-01-01
Searches for charged Higgs bosons are an integral part of current and future investigations at the LHC. The LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group (LHCHXSWG) was created to provide cross sections, branching ratios, analysis strategies etc. for Higgs boson searches at the LHC. We briefly review progress and results for charged Higgs bosons in and for the LHCHXSWG.
Introduction to the physics of Higgs bosons
A basic introduction to the physics of the Standard Model Higgs boson is given. We discuss Higgs boson production in e+e- and hadronic collisions and survey search techniques at future accelerators. The Higgs bosons of the minimal SUSY model are briefly considered. Indirect limits from triviality arguments, vacuum stability and precision measurements at LEP are also presented
Twisted bosonization in two dimensional noncommutative spacetime
Haque, Asrarul
2012-01-01
We study the twisted bosonization of massive Thirring model to relate to sine-Gordon model in Moyal spacetime using twisted commutation relations. We obtain the relevant twisted bosonization rules. We show that there exists dual rela- tionship between twisted bosonic and fermionic operators. The strong-weak duality is also observed to be preserved as its commutative counterpart.
Exploring the spectrum of regularized bosonic string theory
We implement a UV regularization of the bosonic string by truncating its mode expansion and keeping the regularized theory “as diffeomorphism invariant as possible.” We compute the regularized determinant of the 2d Laplacian for the closed string winding around a compact dimension, obtaining the effective action in this way. The minimization of the effective action reliably determines the energy of the string ground state for a long string and/or for a large number of space-time dimensions. We discuss the possibility of a scaling limit when the cutoff is taken to infinity
Three-boson bound states in finite volume with EFT
The universal properties of a three-boson system with large scattering length are well understood within the framework of Effective Field Theory. They include a geometric spectrum of shallow three-body bound states called Efimov states and log-periodic dependence of scattering observables on the scattering length. We investigate the modification of this spectrum in a finite cubic box using a partial wave expansion. The dependence of the binding energies on the box size is calculated and the renormalization of the Effective Field Theory in finite volume is verified explicitly.
Evidence of Higgs Boson Production through Vector Boson Fusion
AUTHOR|(INSPIRE)INSPIRE-00333580
The discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 provided confirmation of the proposed mechanism for preserving the electroweak $SU(2) \\times U(1)$ gauge symmetry of the Standard Model of particle physics. It also heralded in a new era of precision Higgs physics. This thesis presents a measurement of the rate at which the Higgs boson is produced by vector boson fusion in the \\wwlnln decay channel. With gauge boson couplings in both the production and decay vertices, a VBF measurement in this channel is a powerful probe of the $VVH$ vertex strength. Using $4.5$~fb$^{-1}$ and $20.3$~fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ collision data collected at respective center-of-mass energies of 7 and $8 \\tev$ in the ATLAS detector, measurements of the statistical significance and the signal strength are carried out in the Higgs mass range $100 \\leq m_H \\leq 200 \\gev$. These measurements are enhanced with a boosted decision tree that exploits the correlations between eight kinematic inputs in order to separate signal and background processes. At the...
Matrix models as CFT: Genus expansion
We show how the formulation of the matrix models as conformal field theories on a Riemann surfaces can be used to compute the genus expansion of the observables. Here we consider the simplest example of the Hermitian matrix model, where the classical solution is described by a hyperelliptic Riemann surface. To each branch point of the Riemann surface we associate an operator which represents a twist field dressed by the modes of the twisted boson. The partition function of the matrix model is computed as a correlation function of such dressed twist fields. The perturbative construction of the dressing operators yields a set of Feynman rules for the genus expansion, which involve vertices, propagators and tadpoles. The vertices are universal, the propagators and the tadpoles depend on the Riemann surface. As a demonstration we evaluate the genus-two free energy using the Feynman rules.
Bosonic interactions with a domain wall
Morris, J R
2016-01-01
We consider here the interaction of scalar bosons with a topological domain wall. Not only is there a continuum of scattering states, but there is also an interesting "quasi-discretuum" of positive energy bosonic bound states, describing bosons entrapped within the wall's core. The full spectrum of the scattering and bound state energies and eigenstates is obtainable from a Schr\\"odinger-type of equation with a P\\"oschl-Teller potential. We also consider the presence of a boson gas within the wall and high energy boson emission.
Excited Weak Bosons and Dark Matter
Fritzsch, Harald
2016-01-01
The weak bosons are bound states of new constituents, the haplons. The p-wave excitations are studied. The state with the lowest mass is identified with the boson, which has been discovered at the LHC. Specific properties of the excited bosons are discussed, in particular their decays into weak bosons and photons. Recently a two photon signal has been observed, which might come from the decay of a neutral heavy boson with a mass of about 0.75 TeV. This particle could be the excited weak tenso...
A geometrical representation of the interacting-boson model of nuclei
The representation of the interacting-boson-model Hamiltonian as a second-order differential operator in geometrical variables is studied in detail. It is shown that, with appropriate boundary conditions and biorthogonal weight functions, it reproduces exactly both the spectrum and matrix elements of operators of the algebraic boson model. It can be written in self-adjoint form and expanded in a symmetrized moment expansion, allowing the identification of collective mass parameters and energy surfaces, but differs in detail from conventional geometrical collective model. (author)
Completeness of spin-3 field in two-boson free-field-realized conformal field theory
We consider the higher- (integer-)spin fields which can be realized with the derivatives of two-boson free fields in two-dimensional conformal quantum field theory. We show that the operator-product expansion (OPE) between higher-spin fields themselves cannot be closed when the spins are larger than 3. Thus, with the requirement of the closure of the OPE, the spin-3 field given by Fateev and Zamolodchikov is uniquely possible---that is, it is ''complete.'' The same analyses on N- (≥3-) boson free-field-realized conformal field theories are discussed
Gravitational Stability of Boson Stars
Kusmartsev, Fjodor V; Schunck, Franz E
1991-01-01
We investigate the stability of general-relativistic boson stars by classifying singularities of differential mappings and compare it with the results of perturbation theory. Depending on the particle number, the star has the following regimes of behavior: stable, metastable, pulsation, and collapse.
How to Detect `Decoupled' Heavy Supersymmetric Higgs Bosons
Bisset, Mike; Li, Jun
2007-01-01
Heretofore neglected decay modes of heavy MSSM Higgs bosons into a variety of neutralino pairs may push the LHC discovery reach for these crucial elements of an extended Higgs sector to nearly the TeV-scale -- if sparticle-sector MSSM input parameters are favorable. This is well into the so-called decoupling region, including moderate to low tan(beta) values, where no known signals exist for said heavy Higgs bosons via decays involving solely SM daughter particles, and the lighter h^0 mimics the lone SM Higgs boson. While the expanse of the Higgs to sparticle discovery region is sensitive to a number of MSSM parameters, including in particular those for the sleptons, its presence is primarily linked to the gaugino inputs -- in fact, to just one parameter, M_2, if gaugino unification is invoked. Thus consideration of high vs. low M_2 realms in the MSSM should be placed on a par with the extensive consideration already given to high vs. low tan(beta) regimes.
The sensitivity of the Higgs boson branching ratios to the W boson width
Murray, William
2016-07-01
The Higgs boson branching ratio into vector bosons is sensitive to the decay widths of those vector bosons because they are produced with at least one boson significantly off-shell. Γ (H → VV) is approximately proportional to the product of the Higgs boson coupling and the vector boson width. ΓZ is well measured, but ΓW gives an uncertainty on Γ (H → WW) which is not negligible. The ratio of branching ratios, BR (H → WW) / BR (H → ZZ) measured by a combination of ATLAS and CMS at LHC is used herein to extract a width for the W boson of ΓW =1.8-0.3+0.4 GeV by assuming Standard Model couplings of the Higgs bosons. This dependence of the branching ratio on ΓW is not discussed in most Higgs boson coupling analyses.
The sensitivity of the Higgs boson branching ratios to the W boson width
Murray, William
2016-01-01
The Higgs boson branching ratio into vector bosons is sensitive to the decay widths of those vector bosons because they are produced with at least one boson significantly off-shell. Gamma(H to V V ) is approximately proportional to the product of the Higgs boson coupling and the vector boson width. Gamma Z is well known, but Gamma W gives an uncertainty on Gamma(H to W W ) which is not negligible. The ratio of branching ratios, BR(H to W W )/BR(H to ZZ) measured by a combination of ATLAS and CMS at LHC is used herein to extract a width for the W boson of Gamma W = 1.8+0.4-0.3 GeV by assuming Standard Model couplings of the Higgs bosons. This dependence of the branching ratio on Gamma W is not discussed in most Higgs boson coupling analyses.
In the paper it is noted, that it is necessary to develop dynamical symmetries as U(6) direct X U(4) which take into account a quadrupole nuclear collectivization, a dipole quasi-molecular clusterization as well as an interaction of quadrupole and dipole degrees of freedom. The group chains U(6) direct X U(4) contains SUd(3) direct X Up(3) contains 0(3); U(6) direct X U(4) contains SUd(3) direct X SUp(3) contains 0(3) are investigated. In te both chains the quadrupole collective motion of nucleons generates in an energetic spectrum band of rotational character, classified by representations of (λ, μ), following from the expansion: U(6) contains SU(3). In the lowest order there are (2N, 0), (2N-4.2), k=0+,2+, etc. From group reduction for U(4), taking into account the cluster from of the motion by the model of dipole clusterization of atomic nucleus nucleons, two variant of a theory were developed: a vibration limit of U(4) contains U(3) O(3) and a rotational limit of U(4) contains SU(3) contains O(3). In spite of an apparent identity of groups of U(3) and SU(3) variants of the model generate different spectra of cluster states of atomic nuclei. For the vibration limit the theory predicts an alteration of cluster states of even and odd parities 0+, 1-, 2+, 3-, for the rotational limit there is taken place some electrogenic shift between bands of levels of even and odd parities. The first type of excitations is observed for such nuclei as 28Si, :32S, 36Ar, 44Ti te second type of excitation is observed for light nuclei, such as 16O and 20Ne. An interaction of collective quadrupole and cluster degrees of freedom is taken into account by approximate methods
Prospects for the search for Higgs bosons with vector boson fusion processes at the LHC
Rottlaender, Iris
2007-01-01
The search for the Higgs boson is one of the main physics goals of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and its two multi-purpose experiments, ATLAS and CMS. Vector boson fusion is the second largest production process for a standard model Higgs boson at the LHC and offers excellent means for background suppression. This paper gives an overview of the prospects of Higgs boson searches using vector boson fusion at the LHC. For a standard model Higgs boson, the decay channels H->tautau, H->WW and H-...
Supersymmetry and compositeness; dynamical weak gauge bosons
We show at the leading order of 1/N expansion that composite gauge fields in a supersymmetric U(4n + 2)/U(4n) x SU(2) non-linear sigma model become dynamical in some range of parameters. Since the hidden local symmetry in this sigma model is identifiable with a weak SU(2) of the standard electroweak model, we suggest that the observed weak bosons W+- and Z0 are indeed the dynamical gauge fields in the non-linear sigma model. Some phenomenological difficulies in identifing such composite fields with W+- and Z0 are discussed. We also give a brief review on a supersymmetric preon model which generates our non-linear sigma model as a low-energy effective theory. I. Introduction. In spite of the excellent success of the standard electroweak gauge theory [1], it is still unclear to us what the origin of the spontaneous breakdown of the SU(2) x U(1) symmetry is. In the standard scheme, an elementary Higgs scalar phi is assumed to have a vacuum-expectation value not equal 0 which induces the breaking of the electroweak symmetry. The Fermi scale G sub(F)sup(-1/2) is thus related basically to the undetermined, free parameter, . (author)
Scattering length of composite bosons in the three-dimensional BCS-BEC crossover
Salasnich, L.; Bighin, G.
2015-03-01
We study the zero-temperature grand potential of a three-dimensional superfluid made of ultracold fermionic alkali-metal atoms in the BCS-BEC crossover. In particular, we analyze the zero-point energy of both fermionic single-particle excitations and bosonic collective excitations. The bosonic elementary excitations, which are crucial to obtain a reliable equation of state in the Bose-Einstein condensate regime, are obtained with a low-momentum expansion up to the forth order of the quadratic (Gaussian) action of the fluctuating pairing field. By performing a cutoff regularization and renormalization of Gaussian fluctuations, we find that the scattering length aB of composite bosons, bound states of fermionic pairs, is given by aB=(2 /3 ) aF , where aF is the scattering length of fermions.
Introduction to bosonic string theory
This is an introductory set of five lectures on bosonic string theory. The first one deals with the classical theory of bosonic strings. The second and third lectures cover quantization. Three basic quantization methods are sketched: the old covariant formalism, the light-cone gauge quantization, where the spectrum is derived and the Polyakov path integral formalism and in particular the partition function at one loop. Finally, the last lecture covers interactions, low energy effective action, the general idea of compactification and in particular toroidal compactification. The notes are based on books by Green, Schwarz and Witten, Polchinski, Lust and Theissen and Kaku and review papers by D'Hocker and Phong and O. Alvarez. (author)
A general approach to bosonization
Girish S Setulur; V Meera
2007-10-01
We summarize recent developments in the ﬁeld of higher dimensional bosonization made by Setlur and collaborators and propose a general formula for the ﬁeld operator in terms of currents and densities in one dimension using a new ingredient known as a `singular complex number'. Using this formalism, we compute the Green function of the homogeneous electron gas in one spatial dimension with short-range interaction leading to the Luttinger liquid and also with long-range interactions that lead to a Wigner crystal whose momentum distribution computed recently exhibits essential singularities. We generalize the formalism to ﬁnite temperature by combining with the author's hydrodynamic approach. The one-particle Green function of this system with essential singularities cannot be easily computed using the traditional approach to bosonization which involves the introduction of momentum cutoffs, hence the more general approach of the present formalism is proposed as a suitable alternative.
Barbieri, Riccardo; Kannike, Kristjan; Sala, Filippo; Tesi, Andrea
2013-01-01
Now that one has been found, the search for signs of more scalars is a primary task of current and future experiments. In the motivated hypothesis that the extra Higgs bosons of the next-to-minimal supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM) be the lightest new particles around, we outline a possible overall strategy to search for signs of the CP-even states. This work complements Ref. arXiv:1304.3670.
The 4 of July 2012, the CERN physicists announced the discovery of the Higgs boson, a particle which existence is essential to the understanding of our world. The paper relates this day which will remain in the history of the physics of particles, and gives some details of the results of the CMS and Atlas experiments on the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Results from the Fermilab's Tevatron accelerator are also mentioned
Bosonic colored group field theory
Ben Geloun, Joseph [Universite Paris XI, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, Orsay Cedex (France); University of Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou (BJ). International Chair in Mathematical Physics and Applications (ICMPA-UNESCO Chair); Universite Cheikh Anta Diop, Departement de Mathematiques et Informatique, Faculte des Sciences et Techniques, Dakar (Senegal); Magnen, Jacques [Ecole Polytechnique, Centre de Physique Theorique, Palaiseau Cedex (France); Rivasseau, Vincent [Universite Paris XI, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, Orsay Cedex (France)
2010-12-15
Bosonic colored group field theory is considered. Focusing first on dimension four, namely the colored Ooguri group field model, the main properties of Feynman graphs are studied. This leads to a theorem on optimal perturbative bounds of Feynman amplitudes in the ''ultraspin'' (large spin) limit. The results are generalized in any dimension. Finally, integrating out two colors we write a new representation, which could be useful for the constructive analysis of this type of models. (orig.)
Electroweak boson production at LHCb
Wallace Ronan
2013-11-01
Full Text Available Measurements of W and Z boson production provide important tests of the Standard Model as well as being inputs for determining the parton density functions of the proton. W and Z production cross-sections, and their ratios, have been measured using the LHCb detector and are reported here. Datasets of up to 1 fb−1 at √s = 7 TeV are used.
Domains of bosonic functional integrals
We propose a mathematical framework for bosonic Euclidean quantum field functional integrals based on the theory of integration on the dual algebraic vector space of classical field sources. We present a generalization of the Minlos-Dao Xing theorem and apply it to determine exactly the domain of integration associated to the functional integral representation of the two-dimensional quantum electrodynamics Schwinger generating functional. (author)
Collider Signatures of Goldstone Bosons
Cheung, Kingman; Yuan, Tzu-Chiang
2014-01-01
Recently Weinberg suggested that Goldstone bosons arising from the spontaneous breakdown of some global hidden symmetries can interact weakly in the early Universe and account for a fraction of the effective number of neutrino species N_{eff}, which has been reported persistently 2\\sigma away from its expected value of three. In this work, we study in some details a number of experimental constraints on this interesting idea based on the simplest possibility of a global U(1), as studied by Weinberg. We work out the decay branching ratios of the associated light scalar field \\sigma and suggest a possible collider signature at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). In some corners of the parameter space, the scalar field \\sigma can decay into a pair of pions with a branching ratio of order 10% while the rest is mostly a pair of Goldstone bosons. The collider signature would be gluon fusion into the standard model Higgs boson gg -> H followed by H -> \\sigma \\sigma -> (\\pi\\pi) (\\alpha\\alpha) where \\alpha is the Goldsto...
Distinguishing a SM-like MSSM Higgs boson from SM Higgs boson at muon collider
Jai Kumar Singhal; Sardar Singh; Ashok K Nagawat
2007-06-01
We explore the possibility of distinguishing the SM-like MSSM Higgs boson from the SM Higgs boson via Higgs boson pair production at future muon collider. We study the behavior of the production cross-section in SM and MSSM with Higgs boson mass for various MSSM parameters tan and A. We observe that at fixed CM energy, in the SM, the total cross-section increases with the increase in Higgs boson mass whereas this trend is reversed for the MSSM. The changes that occur for the MSSM in comparison to the SM predictions are quantified in terms of the relative percentage deviation in cross-section. The observed deviations in cross-section for different choices of Higgs boson masses suggest that the measurements of the cross-section could possibly distinguish the SM-like MSSM Higgs boson from the SM Higgs boson.
CMS standard model Higgs boson results
Garcia-Abia Pablo
2013-11-01
Full Text Available In July 2012 CMS announced the discovery of a new boson with properties resembling those of the long-sought Higgs boson. The analysis of the proton-proton collision data recorded by the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 5.1 fb−1 at √s = 7 TeV and 19.6 fb−1 at √s = 8 TeV, confirm the Higgs-like nature of the new boson, with a signal strength associated with vector bosons and fermions consistent with the expectations for a standard model (SM Higgs boson, and spin-parity clearly favouring the scalar nature of the new boson. In this note I review the updated results of the CMS experiment.
An Introduction to Boson-Sampling
Gard, Bryan T.; Motes, Keith R.; Olson, Jonathan P.; Rohde, Peter P.; Dowling, Jonathan P.
2015-06-01
Boson-sampling is a simplified model for quantum computing that may hold the key to implementing the first ever post-classical quantum computer. Boson-sampling is a non-universal quantum computer that is significantly more straightforward to build than any universal quantum computer proposed so far. We begin this chapter by motivating boson-sampling and discussing the history of linear optics quantum computing. We then summarize the boson-sampling formalism, discuss what a sampling problem is, explain why boson-sampling is easier than linear optics quantum computing, and discuss the Extended Church-Turing thesis. Next, sampling with other classes of quantum optical states is analyzed. Finally, we discuss the feasibility of building a boson-sampling device using existing technology.
A semiclassical approach for the Higgs boson
Fariborz, Amir H; Schechter, Joseph
2014-01-01
Starting from the equations of motion of the fields involved in a theory with spontaneous symmetry breaking and by making simple assumptions regarding their behavior we derive simple tree level relations between the mass of the Higgs boson in the theory and the masses of the gauge bosons corresponding to the broken generators. We show that these mass relations have a clear meaning if both the scalars and the gauge bosons are composite states made of two fermions.
Probing anomalous gauge boson couplings at LEP
We bound anomalous gauge boson couplings using LEP data for the Z → bar ∫∫ partial widths. We use an effective field theory formalism to compute the one-loop corrections resulting from non-standard model three and four gauge boson vertices. We find that measurements at LEP constrain the three gauge boson couplings at a level comparable to that obtainable at LEPII
Fermionic subspaces of the bosonic string
Chattaraputi, Auttakit [Department of Physics, University of Chulalongkorn, Bangkok 10330 (Thailand); Englert, Francois [Service de Physique Theorique, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Campus Plaine, CP 225, Boulevard du Triomphe, B-1050 Bruxelles (Belgium); Houart, Laurent [Service de Physique Theorique et Mathematique, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Campus Plaine CP 231, Boulevard du Triomphe, B-1050 Brussells (Belgium); Taormina, Anne [Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Durham, South Road, DH1 3LE Durham (United Kingdom)
2003-06-21
A universal symmetric truncation of the bosonic string Hilbert space yields all known closed fermionic string theories in ten dimensions, their D-branes and their open descendants. We highlight the crucial role played by group theory and two-dimensional conformal field theory in the construction and emphasize the predictive power of the truncation. Such circumstantial evidence points towards the existence of a mechanism which generates spacetime fermions out of bosons dynamically within the framework of bosonic string theory.
Fermionic Subspaces of the Bosonic String
Chattaraputi, A; Houart, L; Taormina, A; Chattaraputi, Auttakit; Englert, Francois; Houart, Laurent; Taormina, Anne
2003-01-01
A universal symmetric truncation of the bosonic string Hilbert space yields all known closed fermionic string theories in ten dimensions, their D-branes and their open descendants. We highlight the crucial role played by group theory and two-dimensional conformal field theory in the construction and emphasize the predictive power of the truncation. Such circumstantial evidence points towards the existence of a mechanism which generates space-time fermions out of bosons dynamically within the framework of bosonic string theory.
Fermionic Subspaces of the Bosonic String
Chattaraputi, A.; Englert, F.; Houart, L.; Taormina, A.
A universal symmetric truncation of the bosonic string Hilbert space yields all known closed fermionic string theories in ten dimensions, their D-branes and their open descendants. We highlight the crucial role played by group theory and two-dimensional conformal field theory in the construction and emphasize the predictive power of the truncation. Such circumstantial evidence points towards the existence of a mechanism which generates space-time fermions out of bosons dynamically within the framework of bosonic string theory.
Testing the Higgs Boson Coupling to Gluons
Langenegger, Urs; Strebel, Ivo
2015-01-01
We study the possibility to separate in gluon fusion loop-induced Higgs boson production from point-like production. The Higgs boson is reconstructed in the Hgg final state at very large transverse momentum. Using the Higgs boson yields (normalized to the overall rate) and the shape of the Higgs boson pt distribution the two hypotheses can be separated with 2 standard deviations with an integrated luminosity of about 500 fb^-1. The largest experimental uncertainty affecting this estimate is the background event yield. The theoretical uncertainties from missing top mass effects are large, but can be decreased with dedicated calculations.
Mele, S
2004-01-01
The high-energy and high-luminosity data-taking campaigns of the LEP e+e- collider provided the four collaborations, ALEPH, DELPHI, L3 and OPAL, with about 50 000 W-boson pairs and about a thousand singly-produced W bosons. This unique data sample has an unprecedented reach in probing some aspects of the Standard Model of the electroweak interactions, and this article reviews several achievements in the understanding of W-boson physics at LEP. The measurements of the cross sections for W-boson production are discussed, together with their implication on the existence of the coupling between Z and W bosons. The precision measurements of the magnitude of triple gauge-boson couplings are presented. The observation of the longitudinal helicity component of the W-boson spin, related to the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking, is described together with the techniques used to probe the CP and CPT symmetries in the W-boson system. A discussion on the intricacies of the measurement of the mass of the W boson, ...
Rotating Boson Stars and Q-Balls
Kleihaus, B; List, M; Kleihaus, Burkhard; Kunz, Jutta; List, Meike
2005-01-01
We consider axially symmetric, rotating boson stars. Their flat space limits represent spinning Q-balls. We discuss their properties and determine their domain of existence. Q-balls and boson stars are stationary solutions and exist only in a limited frequency range. The coupling to gravity gives rise to a spiral-like frequency dependence of the boson stars. We address the flat space limit and the limit of strong gravitational coupling. For comparison we also determine the properties of spherically symmetric Q-balls and boson stars.
Rényi entropies of free bosons on the torus and holography
We analytically evaluate the Rényi entropies for the two dimensional free boson CFT. The CFT is considered to be compactified on a circle and at finite temperature. The Rényi entropies Sn are evaluated for a single interval using the two point function of bosonic twist fields on a torus. For the case of the compact boson, the sum over the classical saddle points results in the Riemann-Siegel theta function associated with the An−1 lattice. We then study the Rényi entropies in the decompactification regime. We show that in the limit when the size of the interval becomes the size of the spatial circle, the entanglement entropy reduces to the thermal entropy of free bosons on a circle. We then set up a systematic high temperature expansion of the Rényi entropies and evaluate the finite size corrections for free bosons. Finally we compare these finite size corrections both for the free boson CFT and the free fermion CFT with the one-loop corrections obtained from bulk three dimensional handlebody spacetimes which have higher genus Riemann surfaces as its boundary. One-loop corrections in these geometries are entirely determined by quantum numbers of the excitations present in the bulk. This implies that the leading finite size corrections contributions from one-loop determinants of the Chern-Simons gauge field and the Dirac field in the dual geometry should reproduce that of the free boson and the free fermion CFT respectively. By evaluating these corrections both in the bulk and in the CFT explicitly we show that this expectation is indeed true
Light composite Higgs boson from the normalized Bethe-Salpeter equation
Doff, A.(Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná – UTFPR – DAFIS, Av. Monteiro Lobato Km 04, 84016-210 Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil); Natale, A. A.; da Silva, P. S. Rodrigues
2009-01-01
Scalar composite boson masses have been computed in QCD and Technicolor theories with the help of the homogeneous Bethe-Salpeter equation (BSE), resulting in a scalar mass that is twice the dynamically generated fermion or technifermion mass ($m_{dyn}$). We show that in the case of walking (or quasi-conformal) technicolor theories, where the $m_{dyn}$ behavior with the momenta may be quite different from the one predicted by the standard operator product expansion, this result is incomplete a...
Strong-coupling solution of the bosonic dynamical mean-field theory
Kauch, Anna; Byczuk, K.; Vollhardt, D.
2012-01-01
Roč. 85, č. 20 (2012), "205115-1"-"205115-7". ISSN 1098-0121 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : strongly correlated bosons * dynamical mean-field theory * linked-cluster expansion * optical lattices * Mott insulators * superfluid Subject RIV: BE - Theoretical Physics Impact factor: 3.767, year: 2012 http://prb.aps.org/abstract/PRB/v85/i20/e205115
Contributions to the Study of Thermal States of the Bosonic String in the TFD Formalism
Graça, E L
2007-01-01
We determine the local entropy of the free energy of the quantized open bosonic string in Minkowski spacetime with the most general boundary conditions. We formulate a finite temperature theory of the thermal closed string excitations in anti-de Sitter spacetime within the TFD approach. We write down the thermal states and obtain the entropy and the free energy in the first order expansion of the semiclassical quantization in the center of mass reference frame.
Landau-Yang theorem and decays of a Z' boson into two Z bosons.
Keung, Wai-Yee; Low, Ian; Shu, Jing
2008-08-29
We study the decay of a Z' boson into two Z bosons by extending the Landau-Yang theorem to a parent particle decaying into two Z bosons. For a spin-1 parent the theorem predicts that (1) there are only two possible couplings and (2) the normalized differential cross section depends on kinematics only through a phase shift in the azimuthal angle between the two decay planes of the Z boson. When the parent is a Z' the two possible couplings are anomaly induced and CP violating, respectively. At the CERN Large Hadron Collider their effects could be disentangled when both Z bosons decay leptonically. PMID:18851602
On Nonlinear Bosonic Coherent States
Genovese, Marco; Rasetti, Mario
2009-01-01
Nonlinear coherent states are an interesting resource for quantum technologies. Here we investigate some critical features of the single-boson nonlinear coherent states, which are theoretically constructed as eigenstates of the annihilation operator and experimentally realized as stationary states of a trapped laser-driven ion. We show that the coherence and the minimum-uncertainty properties of such states are broken for values of the Lamb-Dicke parameter corresponding to the roots of the Laguerre polynomials, which enter their explicit expression. The case of the multiboson nonlinear coherent states is also discussed.
Buchmüller, O L; Thompson, J C
2002-01-01
the status of the measurement of the W boson mass at LEP-2 is reviewed. Properties of the W such as branching ration into quarks and leptons and couplings to other neutral gauge bosons are reported. 4-fermion production cross-sections in e sup + e sup - collisions are also presented. (authors)
Analysis of boson cascade laser characteristics
Ivanov, K. A.; Kaliteevskaya, N. A.; Gubaidullin, A. R.; Kaliteevski, M. A.
2015-11-01
The dependence of the level population on pumping in a boson cascade laser has been theoretically studied. Analytical expressions for the population of various cascade levels and the terahertz mode below and above the pumping threshold are obtained. Formulas for the pumping threshold and external quantum efficiency of the boson cascade laser are derived.
Jalilian-Marian, Jamal
1994-01-01
We study radiative decay modes of the Z-boson into heavy quark bound states. We find that the widths for these decays are extremely small. We conclude that these decays will not be detectable for the time being unless there is a significant increase in the number of Z-bosons produced at the electron- positron colliders.
Diffractive Higgs Boson photoproduction in peripheral collisions
An alternative process is proposed for the diffractive Higgs boson production inspired in the Durham model, exploring it through the photon-proton interaction. In this sense, we estimate the production cross section of the Higgs boson, comparing some sets of parton distributions in the proton and confronting this results with those from other processes. (author)
Goldstone Bosons as Fractional Cosmic Neutrinos
Weinberg, Steven
2013-01-01
It is suggested that Goldstone bosons may be masquerading as fractional cosmic neutrinos, contributing about 0.39 to what is reported as the effective number of neutrino types in the era before recombination. The broken symmetry associated with these Goldstone bosons is further speculated to be the conservation of the particles of dark matter.
Electroweak gauge boson polarisation at the LHC
Stirling, W J
2012-01-01
We study the polarisation of gauge bosons produced at the LHC. Polarisation effects for W bosons manifest themselves in the angular distributions of the lepton and in the distributions of lepton transverse momentum and missing transverse energy. The distributions also depend on the selection cuts, with kinematic effects competing with polarisation effects. The polarisation is discussed for a range of different processes producing W bosons: W+jets, W from top (single and pair) production, W pair production and W production in association with a Z or Higgs boson. The relative contributions of the different polarisation states varies from process to process, reflecting the dynamics of the underlying hard-scattering process. We also present results for the polarisation of the Z boson produced in association with QCD jets at the LHC, and comment on the differences between W and Z production.
The Boson peak in supercooled water.
Kumar, Pradeep; Wikfeldt, K Thor; Schlesinger, Daniel; Pettersson, Lars G M; Stanley, H Eugene
2013-01-01
We perform extensive molecular dynamics simulations of the TIP4P/2005 model of water to investigate the origin of the Boson peak reported in experiments on supercooled water in nanoconfined pores, and in hydration water around proteins. We find that the onset of the Boson peak in supercooled bulk water coincides with the crossover to a predominantly low-density-like liquid below the Widom line TW. The frequency and onset temperature of the Boson peak in our simulations of bulk water agree well with the results from experiments on nanoconfined water. Our results suggest that the Boson peak in water is not an exclusive effect of confinement. We further find that, similar to other glass-forming liquids, the vibrational modes corresponding to the Boson peak are spatially extended and are related to transverse phonons found in the parent crystal, here ice Ih. PMID:23771033
Search for new heavy charged gauge bosons
Magass, Carsten Martin [RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany)
2007-11-02
Additional gauge bosons are introduced in many theoretical extensions to the Standard Model. A search for a new heavy charged gauge boson W' decaying into an electron and a neutrino is presented. The data used in this analysis was taken with the D0 detector at the Fermilab proton-antiproton collider at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of about 1 fb^{-1}. Since no significant excess is observed in the data, an upper limit is set on the production cross section times branching fraction σ_{W'}xBr (W' → ev). Using this limit, a W' boson with mass below ~1 TeV can be excluded at the 95% confidence level assuming that the new boson has the same couplings to fermions as the Standard Model W boson.
Search for new heavy charged gauge bosons
Magass, Carsten Martin; /RWTH Aachen U.
2007-11-01
Additional gauge bosons are introduced in many theoretical extensions to the Standard Model. A search for a new heavy charged gauge boson W{prime} decaying into an electron and a neutrino is presented. The data used in this analysis was taken with the D0 detector at the Fermilab proton-antiproton collider at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of about 1 fb{sup -1}. Since no significant excess is observed in the data, an upper limit is set on the production cross section times branching fraction {sigma}{sub W{prime}}xBr (W{prime} {yields} e{nu}). Using this limit, a W{prime} boson with mass below {approx}1 TeV can be excluded at the 95% confidence level assuming that the new boson has the same couplings to fermions as the Standard Model W boson.
Orbital dynamics of binary boson star systems
We extend our previous studies of head-on collisions of boson stars by considering orbiting binary boson stars. We concentrate on equal-mass binaries and study the dynamical behavior of boson/boson and boson/antiboson pairs. We examine the gravitational wave output of these binaries and compare with other compact binaries. Such a comparison lets us probe the apparent simplicity observed in gravitational waves produced by black hole binary systems. In our system of interest however, there is an additional internal freedom which plays a significant role in the system's dynamics, namely, the phase of each star. Our evolutions show rather simple behavior at early times, but large differences occur at late times for the various initial configurations
Various Models Mimicking the SM Higgs Boson
Chang, Jung; Tseng, Po-Yan; Yuan, Tzu-Chiang; 10.1142/S0217751X1230030X
2012-01-01
This review is based on the talk presented at the SUSY 2012 (Beijing). The new particle around 125 GeV observed at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is almost consistent with the standard model Higgs boson, except that the diphoton decay mode may be excessive. We summarize a number of possibilities. While at the LHC the dominant production mechanism for the Higgs boson of the standard model and some other extensions is via the gluon fusion process, the alternative vector-boson fusion is more sensitive to electroweak symmetry breaking. Using the well known dijet-tagging technique to single out the vector-boson fusion mechanism, we investigate potential of vector-boson fusion to discriminate a number of models suggested to give an enhanced inclusive diphoton production rate.
Boson Sampling for Molecular Vibronic Spectra
Huh, Joonsuk; Peropadre, Borja; McClean, Jarrod R; Aspuru-Guzik, Alán
2014-01-01
Quantum computers are expected to be more efficient in performing certain computations than any classical machine. Unfortunately, the technological challenges associated with building a full-scale quantum computer have not yet allowed the experimental verification of such an expectation. Recently, boson sampling has emerged as a problem that is suspected to be intractable on any classical computer, but efficiently implementable with a linear quantum optical setup. Therefore, boson sampling may offer an experimentally realizable challenge to the Extended Church-Turing thesis and this remarkable possibility motivated much of the interest around boson sampling, at least in relation to complexity-theoretic questions. In this work, we show that the successful development of a boson sampling apparatus would not only answer such inquiries, but also yield a practical tool for difficult molecular computations. Specifically, we show that a boson sampling device with a modified input state can be used to generate molecu...
A Higgs boson is a particle whose existence is predicted in a class of quantum field theories in which a symmetry under a Lie group of transformations of the fields is spontaneously broken by an asymmetric vacuum state. It is a quantum of certain excitations of the order parameter. Such spontaneous symmetry breaking was first proposed as a feature of theories of elementary particles in 1960, but it has a much longer history in the contest of condensed matter theory: in ferromagnetism as early as 1928, in superfluidity and also in superconductivity. It was Nambu who in 1960 first proposed relativistic models inspired by BCS theory as a means of generating fermion masses in elementary particle physics but the hadronic models he proposed lacked the local gauge invariance of their prototype. The connection between spontaneous symmetry and Goldstone bosons in relativistic theories were formally proved in 1962 but the experimental evidence against the existence of such particles in the real world cast a doubt on the viability of Nambu's ideas. Between 1962 and 1964 a debate developed in the literature about whether the Goldstone theorem could be evaded. The resolution of this difficulty finally came in 1964, when Higgs realized that theories with a local gauge invariance fail to satisfy one of the axioms on which the 1962 proof of the Goldstone theorem depends. By the end of July 1964, Higgs had also written down the simplest field-theoretic model that is now known as the Higgs model. (A.C.)
Csorgo, T
2013-01-01
One of the highlights of 2012 in physics is related to two papers, published by the ATLAS and the CMS Collaborations, that announced the discovery of at least one new particle in pp collisions at CERN LHC. At least one of the properties of this new particle is found to be similar to that of the Higgs boson, the last and most difficult to find building block from the Standard Model of particle physics. Physics teachers are frequently approached by their media-educated students, who inquire about the properties of the Higgs boson, but physics teachers are rarely trained to teach this elusive aspect of particle physics in elementary, middle or junior high schools. In this paper I describe a card-game, that can be considered as a hands-on and easily accessible tool that allows interested teachers, students and also motivated lay-persons to play with the properties of the newly found Higgs-like particle. This new particle was detected through its decays to directly observable, final state particles. Many of these ...
Stephanie McClellan
2013-01-01
Before embarking on a successful career as a musician, Alan Parsons started out as a sound engineer - earning his first credit on The Beatles’ Abbey Road. Over the years, he has worked and collaborated with various artists, but 30 September 2013 marks a unique collaboration. For CERN’s ‘Bosons & More’ party, Alan Parsons Live Project will be sharing the stage with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Having already visited CERN in 2011, Alan Parsons provides an insight into his views on science and his upcoming performance at the ‘Bosons & More’ event. Alan Parsons during his visit to CERN in August 2011. Since visiting CERN in 2011, how have your feelings towards the Organization developed? I was thrilled to hear about the recent discovery and how years of work had paid off. Together with my wife, Lisa, and my band, we were very privileged to come to CERN a couple of years ago, hav...
Effective Field Theory for Few-Boson Systems
Bazak, Betzalel; van Kolck, Ubirajara
2016-01-01
We study universal bosonic few-body systems within the framework of effective field theory at leading order (LO). We calculate binding energies of systems of up to six particles and the atom-dimer scattering length. Convergence to the limit of zero-range two- and three-body interactions is shown, indicating that no additional few-body interactions need to be introduced at LO. Generalizations of the Tjon line are constructed, showing correlations between few-body binding energies and the binding energy of the trimer, for a given dimer energy. As a specific example, we implement our theory for 4He atomic systems, and show that the results are in surprisingly good agreement with those of sophisticated 4He-4He potentials. Potential implications for the convergence of the EFT expansion are discussed.
Higgs boson, renormalization group, and naturalness in cosmology
We consider the renormalization group improvement in the theory of the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson playing the role of an inflaton with a strong non-minimal coupling to gravity. At the one-loop level with the running of constants taken into account, it leads to a range of the Higgs mass that is entirely determined by the lower WMAP bound on the cosmic microwave background (CMB) spectral index. We find that the SM phenomenology is sensitive to current cosmological data, which suggests to perform more precise CMB measurements as a SM test complementary to the LHC program. By using the concept of a field-dependent cutoff, we show the naturalness of the gradient and curvature expansion in this model within the conventional perturbation theory range of the SM. We also discuss the relation of these results to two-loop calculations and the limitations of the latter caused by parametrization and gauge dependence problems. (orig.)
Higgs boson research in e+e- collisions
This lesson is about the experimental results obtained in 1990, at LEP concerning Higgs boson research. The main topics studied are: Higgs boson research of minimal Standard Model, then beyond the minimal model, the charged Higgs boson research in 2-doublets model, and finally, neutral Higgs boson research in a specific 2-doublets model, the minimal supersymmetric standard model
Christensen, Neil; Su, Shufang
2012-01-01
The recent results on Higgs boson searches from LHC experiments provide significant guidance in exploring the Minimal Supersymmetric (SUSY) Standard Model (MSSM) Higgs sector. If we accept the existence of a SM-like Higgs boson in the mass window of 123 GeV-127 GeV as indicated by the observed gamma,gamma events, there are two distinct mass regions (in mA) left in the MSSM Higgs sector: (a) the lighter CP-even Higgs boson being SM-like and the non-SM-like Higgs bosons all heavy and nearly degenerate above 300 GeV (an extended decoupling region); (b) the heavier CP-even Higgs boson being SM-like and the neutral non-SM-like Higgs bosons all nearly degenerate around 100 GeV (a small non-decoupling region). On the other hand, due to the strong correlation between the Higgs decays to W+W- and to gamma,gamma predicted in the MSSM, the apparent absence of a W+W- final state signal is in direct conflict with the gamma,gamma peak. If the deficit in the W+W- channel persists, it would imply that the SM-like Higgs boson...
Expansion for Universal Quantifiers
Lenglet, Sergueï
2012-01-01
Expansion is an operation on typings (i.e., pairs of typing environments and result types) defined originally in type systems for the lambda-calculus with intersection types in order to obtain principal (i.e., most informative, strongest) typings. In a type inference scenario, expansion allows postponing choices for whether and how to use non-syntax-driven typing rules (e.g., intersection introduction) until enough information has been gathered to make the right decision. Furthermore, these choices can be equivalent to inserting uses of such typing rules at deeply nested positions in a typing derivation, without needing to actually inspect or modify (or even have) the typing derivation. Expansion has in recent years become simpler due to the use of expansion variables (e.g., in System E). This paper extends expansion and expansion variables to systems with forall-quantifiers. We present System Fs, an extension of System F with expansion, and prove its main properties. This system turns type inference into a c...
Composite Weak Bosons at the Large Hadronic Collider
Fritzsch, Harald
2016-01-01
In a composite model of the weak bosons the p-wave bosons are studied. The state with the lowest mass is identified with the boson, which has been discovered at the LHC. Specific properties of the excited bosons are discussed, in particular their decays into weak bosons and photons. Recently a two photon signal has been observed, which might come from the decay of a neutral heavy boson with a mass of about 0.75 TeV. This particle could be an excited weak tensor boson.
Search for a Higgs Boson Decaying to Weak Boson Pairs at LEP
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2003-01-01
A Higgs particle produced in association with a Z boson and decaying into weak boson pairs is searched for in 336.4 1/pb of data collected by the L3 experiment at LEP at centre-of-mass energies from 200 to 209 GeV. Limits on the branching fraction of the Higgs boson decay into two weak bosons as a function of the Higgs mass are derived. These results are combined with the L3 search for a Higgs boson decaying to photon pairs. A Higgs produced with a Standard Model e+e- --> Zh cross section and decaying only into electroweak boson pairs is excluded at 95% CL for a mass below 107 GeV.
Bosonic string theory with dust
We study a modified bosonic string theory that has a pressureless ‘dust’ field on the string worldsheet. The dust is a real scalar field with unit gradient which breaks conformal invariance. Hamiltonian analysis reveals a time reparametrization constraint linear in the dust field momentum and a spatial diffeomorphism constraint. This feature provides a natural ‘dust time’ gauge in analogy with the parametrized particle. In this gauge we give a Fock quantization of the theory, which is complete and self-consistent in d < 26. The Hamiltonian of the theory is not a constraint; as a consequence the Hilbert space and mass spectrum are characterized by an additional parameter, and includes the usual string spectrum as a special case. The other sectors provide new particle spectra, some of which do not have tachyons. (paper)
Leptogenesis and neutral gauge bosons
Heeck, Julian
2016-01-01
We consider low-scale leptogenesis via right-handed neutrinos $N$ coupled to a $Z'$ boson, with gauged $U(1)_{B-L}$ as a simple realization. Keeping the neutrinos sufficiently out of equilibrium puts strong bounds on the $Z'$ coupling strength and mass, our focus being on light $Z'$ and $N$, testable in the near future by SHiP, HPS, Belle II, and at the LHC. We show that leptogenesis could be robustly falsified in a large region of parameter space by the double observation of $Z'$ and $N$, e.g. in the channel $pp\\to Z' \\to NN$ with displaced $N$-decay vertex, and by several experiments searching for light $Z'$, according to the mass of $N$.
Bentivegna, Marco; Spagnolo, Nicolò; Sciarrino, Fabio
2016-04-01
Is it possible to assess the correct functioning of a quantum device which eludes efficient computation of the expected results? The BosonSampling protocol is one of the best candidates to experimentally demonstrate the superior computational power of quantum mechanics, but the problem of its results certification requires the development of new methodologies, when the size of the problem becomes too large for a complete classical simulation. A recent work (Walschaers et al 2016 New J. Phys. 18 032001) has provided a significant step forward in this direction, by developing a statistical test to identify particle types in a many-body interference pattern. This tool can be applied in a general scenario to assess and investigate multi-particle coherent dynamics.
Vector Boson Scattering at ATLAS
Ozcan, V E
2009-01-01
While the Higgs model is the best studied scenario of electroweak symmetry breaking, there is no fundamental reason for the physics responsible for the symmetry breaking to be weakly-coupled. Many alternatives exist, predicting highly model-dependent signatures. By measuring the cross-section for the W and Z scattering at the LHC, it will be possible to obtain model-independent evidence for strong symmetry breaking or to constrain these various models. ATLAS Collaboration has recently performed a realistic simulation of this process and its backgrounds, which takes into account the detector effects and has developed new jet-analysis techniques for identifying vector bosons within the immense QCD backgrounds expected at the LHC. These techniques and the prospects for measuring the scattering signal will be presented.
Weak gauge boson radiation in parton showers
The emission of W and Z gauge bosons off quarks is included in a traditional QCD + QED shower. The unitarity of the shower algorithm links the real radiation of the weak gauge bosons to the negative weak virtual corrections. The shower evolution process leads to a competition between QCD, QED and weak radiation, and allows for W and Z boson production inside jets. Various effects on LHC physics are studied, both at low and high transverse momenta, and effects at higher-energy hadron colliders are outlined
Masses of Higgs bosons in supersymmetric theories
A simple method for Higgs boson mass calculation in the MSSM and in its minimal extension, the so-called next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model (NMSSM), is suggested. The approach is based on the hierarchic structure of the mass matrix. Such matrices are obtained within the framework of MSSM and NMSSM. The simple analytical expression for Higgs boson spectrum in both these models are obtained. It was shown that the mass of the lightest Higgs boson in the NMSSM can be essentially lighter than its upper bound
Improved effective vector boson approximation revisited
Bernreuther, Werner
2015-01-01
We reexamine the improved effective vector boson approximation which is based on two-vector-boson luminosities $\\mathrm{\\mathbf{L}}_{\\rm pol}$ for the computation of weak gauge-boson hard scattering subprocesses $V_1 V_2\\to {\\cal W}$ in high-energy hadron-hadron or $e^-e^+$ collisions. We calculate these luminosities for the nine combinations of the transverse and longitudinal polarizations of $V_1$ and $V_2$. The quality of this approach is investigated for the reactions $e^-e^+ \\to W^- W^+ \
Bosonic thermoelectric transport and breakdown of universality
We discuss the general principles of transport in normal phase atomic gases, comparing Bose and Fermi systems. Our study shows that two-dimensional bosonic transport is non-universal with respect to different dissipation mechanisms. Near the superfluid transition temperature Tc, a striking similarity between the fermionic and bosonic transport emerges because super-conducting (fluid) fluctuation transport for Fermi gases is dominated by the bosonic, Cooper pair component. As in fluctuation theory, one finds that the Seebeck coefficient changes sign at Tc and the Lorenz number approaches zero at Tc. Our findings appear quantitatively consistent with recent Bose gas experiments. (paper)
An enigma called the Higgs boson
The search for the Higgs boson, the missing pillar of the currently prevailing theory of weak and electromagnetic interactions, is a prime goal of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment. We review the circumstances, based on which our expectation of the existence of the Higgs boson has grown, how it is expected to be seen at the LHC, and where we stand in the drop of the presently available data. Moreover, we touch upon the fact that the very existence of the Higgs boson as an elementary particle provides a strong hint on possible new laws of physics. (author)
Mapping the genuine bosonic quartic couplings
Eboli, O J P
2016-01-01
The larger center-of-mass energy of the Large Hadron Collider Run 2 opens up the possibility of a more detailed study of the quartic vertices of the electroweak gauge bosons. Our goal in this work is to classify all operators possessing quartic interactions among the electroweak gauge bosons that do not exhibit triple gauge-boson vertices associated to them. We obtain all relevant operators in the non-linear and linear realizations of the $SU(2)_L \\otimes U(1)_Y$ gauge symmetry.
A light Higgs Boson would invite Supersymmmetry
Ellis, Jonathan Richard; Ellis, John; Ross, Douglas
2001-01-01
If the Higgs boson weighs about 115 GeV, the effective potential of the Standard Model becomes unstable above a scale of about 10^6 GeV. This instability may be rectified only by new bosonic particles such as stop squarks. However, avoiding the instability requires fine-tuning of the model couplings, in particular if the theory is not to become non-perturbative before the Planck scale. Such fine-tuning is automatic in a supersymmetric model, but is lost if there are no Higgsinos. A light Higgs boson would be prima facie evidence for supersymmetry in the top-quark and Higgs sectors.
The Goldstone boson equivalence theorem with fermions
Durand, Loyal; Riesselmann, Kurt
1995-01-01
The calculation of the leading electroweak corrections to physical transition matrix elements in powers of $M_H^2/v^2$ can be greatly simplified in the limit $M_H^2\\gg M_W^2,\\, M_Z^2$ through the use of the Goldstone boson equivalence theorem. This theorem allows the vector bosons $W^\\pm$ and $Z$ to be replaced by the associated scalar Goldstone bosons $w^\\pm$, $z$ which appear in the symmetry breaking sector of the Standard Model in the limit of vanishing gauge couplings. In the present pape...
Searches for heavy Higgs bosons decaying to light Higgs bosons with a mass of 125 GeV
Lane, Rebecca
2015-01-01
Searches for Higgs bosons decaying to a pair of Higgs bosons (hh or hA) or for a Higgs boson decaying to Zh/ZA are presented. Different analyses involving Higgs boson decays into bottom-quarks, tau pairs, and diphotons will be summarized in this talk.
Search for nonminimal neutral Higgs bosons from Z-boson decays
Using the Mark II detector at the SLAC Linear Collider, we search for decays of the Z boson to a pair of nonminimal Higgs bosons (Z→Hs0Hp0), where one of them is relatively light (approx-lt 10 GeV). We find no evidence for these decays and we obtain limits on the ZHs0Hp0 coupling as a function of the Higgs-boson masses
Research on Higgs bosons by positron-electron collisions
The experimental results obtained at LEP concerning Higgs bosons research are discussed. The existence of the Higgs bosons, from the Standard Model principles, is reviewed. The investigations on charged and neutral Higgs bosons are discussed taking into account a two-doublets model. The investigations show: that the Higgs bosons cannot be found between zero and 41 GeV, and that the Higgs boson mass is approximately 40 GeV
Multipole expansions in magnetostatics
Multipole expansions of the magnetic field of a spatially restricted system of stationary currents and those for the potential function of such currents in an external magnetic field are studied using angular momentum algebraic techniques. It is found that the expansion for the magnetic induction vector is made identical to that for the electric field strength of a neutral system of charges by substituting electric for magnetic multipole moments. The toroidal part of the multipole expansion for the magnetic field vector potential can, due to its potential nature, be omitted in the static case. Also, the potential function of a system of currents in an external magnetic field and the potential energy of a neutral system of charges in an external electric field have identical multipole expansions. For axisymmetric systems, the expressions for the field and those for the potential energy of electric and magnetic multipoles are reduced to simple forms, with symmetry axis orientation dependence separated out. (methodological notes)
Multipole expansions in magnetostatics
Agre, Mark Ya [National University of ' Kyiv-Mohyla Academy' , Kyiv (Ukraine)
2011-02-28
Multipole expansions of the magnetic field of a spatially restricted system of stationary currents and those for the potential function of such currents in an external magnetic field are studied using angular momentum algebraic techniques. It is found that the expansion for the magnetic induction vector is made identical to that for the electric field strength of a neutral system of charges by substituting electric for magnetic multipole moments. The toroidal part of the multipole expansion for the magnetic field vector potential can, due to its potential nature, be omitted in the static case. Also, the potential function of a system of currents in an external magnetic field and the potential energy of a neutral system of charges in an external electric field have identical multipole expansions. For axisymmetric systems, the expressions for the field and those for the potential energy of electric and magnetic multipoles are reduced to simple forms, with symmetry axis orientation dependence separated out. (methodological notes)
Weakly relativistic plasma expansion
Fermous, Rachid, E-mail: rfermous@usthb.dz; Djebli, Mourad, E-mail: mdjebli@usthb.dz [Theoretical Physics Laboratory, Faculty of Physics, USTHB, B.P. 32 Bab-Ezzouar, 16079 Algiers (Algeria)
2015-04-15
Plasma expansion is an important physical process that takes place in laser interactions with solid targets. Within a self-similar model for the hydrodynamical multi-fluid equations, we investigated the expansion of both dense and under-dense plasmas. The weakly relativistic electrons are produced by ultra-intense laser pulses, while ions are supposed to be in a non-relativistic regime. Numerical investigations have shown that relativistic effects are important for under-dense plasma and are characterized by a finite ion front velocity. Dense plasma expansion is found to be governed mainly by quantum contributions in the fluid equations that originate from the degenerate pressure in addition to the nonlinear contributions from exchange and correlation potentials. The quantum degeneracy parameter profile provides clues to set the limit between under-dense and dense relativistic plasma expansions at a given density and temperature.
Weak boson production via vector-boson fusion rate at NLO matched with Powheg
The production of weak vector-bosons in association with two jets is an important background to Higgs-boson searches in vector-Boson fusion (VBF) at the LHC. In order to make reliable predictions, the combination of fixed-order NLO-calculations and parton-showers is indispensable. We present the implementation of the weak boson production via VBF in the Powheg-Box. This is a first step to interface Vbfnlo, a fully flexible Monte Carlo program, with the Powheg-Box.
Landau-Yang Theorem and Decays of a Z' Boson into Two Z Bosons
Keung, Wai-Yee; Low, Ian; Shu, Jing
2008-01-01
We study the decay of a Z' boson into two Z bosons by extending the Landau-Yang theorem to a parent particle decaying into two Z bosons. For a spin-1 parent the theorem predicts: 1) there are only two possible couplings and 2) the normalized differential cross-section depends on kinematics only through a phase shift in the azimuthal angle between the two decay planes of the Z boson. When the parent is a Z' the two possible couplings are anomaly-induced and CP-violating, respectively. At the L...
Experimentalists and theorists are still celebrating the Nobel-worthy discovery of the Higgs boson that was announced in July 2012 at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Now they are working on the profound implications of that discovery
Bosonic superconformal Toda model and dressing transformation
The authors show the dressing transformations of the basic field and the classical chiral operators in the Bosonic Superconformal Toda model. After quantization, The related quantum algebra is obtained
Acquiring a taste for the Higgs boson
Caroline Duc
2012-01-01
Before CERN's scientists had even announced the discovery of the Higgs boson, others were already attributing some interesting characteristics to it: flavoursome, sparkling and liquid... The artisan brewery Hopfenstark in Quebec launched its new "Higgs boson" beer in November 2010. Ever since, it has been intriguing enthusiasts with its unique taste explosion. The boson was a source of inspiration for brewer Frédéric Cormier, the Hopfenstark brewery's owner, who is a big fan of science programmes. "I returned from a trip to Europe in 2010 with the idea for a new beer that would be unlike any other," he explains. "I was always reading and hearing about CERN's particle accelerator in the media, so I did some research on the famous Higgs boson and decided to give my new creation the same name." For Frédéric Cormier, it's important that the names of his beers refle...
A Historical Profile of the Higgs Boson
Ellis, John; Gaillard, Mary K.; Nanopoulos, Dimitri V.
2012-01-31
The Higgs boson was postulated in 1964, and phenomenological studies of its possible production and decays started in the early 1970s, followed by studies of its possible productionin e{sup +} e{sup -}, {anti p}p and pp collisions, in particular. Until recently, the most sensitive searches for the Higgs boson were at LEP between 1989 and 2000, which have been complemented bysearches at the Fermilab Tevatron. The LHC has recently entered the hunt, excluding a Higgs boson over a large range of masses and revealing a tantalizing hint in the range 119 to125 GeV, and there are good prospects that the existence or otherwise of the Higgs boson will soon be established. One of the most attractive possibilities is that the Higgs bosonis accompanied by supersymmetry, though composite options have yet to be excluded. This article reviews some of the key historical developments in Higgs physics over the past half-century.
Quantum geometry of bosonic strings - revisited
We review the original paper by A.M. Polyakov (Quantum Geometry of Bosonic Strings) with corrections and improvements the concepts exposed there and following as closely as possible to the original A.M. Polyakov's paper. (author)
Microscopic boson approach to nuclear collective motion
A quantum mechanical approach to the maximally decoupled nuclear collective motion is proposed. The essential idea is to transcribe the original shell-model Hamiltonian in terms of boson operators, then to isolate the collective one-boson eigenstates of the mapped Hamiltonian and to perform a canonical transformation which eliminates (up to the two-body terms) the coupling between the collective and noncollective bosons. Unphysical states arising due to the violtion of the Pauli principle in the boson space are identified and removed within a suitable approximation. The method is applied to study the low-lying collective states of nuclei which are successfully described by the exactly solvable multilevel pairing Hamiltonian (Sn, Ni, Pb). 75 refs.; 8 figs
The pomeron in closed bosonic string theory
Fazio, A R
2010-01-01
We review the features of the pomeron in the S-matrix theory and in quantum field theory. We extend those general properties to the pomeron of closed bosonic string theory in a Minkowskian background. We compute the couplings of the pomeron to the lowest mass levels of closed bosonic string states in flat space. We recognize the deviation from the linearity of the Regge trajectories in a five dimensional anti De Sitter background.
Fermion boson metamorphosis in field theory
In two-dimensional field theories many features are especially transparent if the Fermi fields are represented by non-local expressions of the Bose fields. Such a procedure is known as boson representation. Bilinear quantities appear in the Lagrangian of a fermion theory transform, however, as simple local expressions of the bosons so that the resulting theory may be written as a theory of bosons. Conversely, a theory of bosons may be transformed into an equivalent theory of fermions. Together they provide a basis for generating many interesting equivalences between theories of different types. In the present work a consistent scheme for constructing a canonical Fermi field in terms of a real scalar field is developed and such a procedure is valid and consistent with the tenets of quantum field theory is verified. A boson formulation offers a unifying theme in understanding the structure of many theories. This is illustrated by the boson formulation of a multifermion theory with chiral and internal symmetries. The nature of dynamical generation of mass when the theory undergoes boson transmutation and the preservation of continuous chiral symmetry in the massive case are examined. The dynamics of the system depends to a great extent on the specific number of fermions and different models of the same system can have very different properties. Many unusual symmetries of the fermion theory, such as hidden symmetry, duality and triality symmetries, are only manifest in the boson formulation. The underlying connections between some models with U(N) internal symmetry and another class of fermion models built with Majorana fermions which have O(2N) internal symmetry are uncovered
Vector-boson-induced neutrino mass
One-loop radiative Majorana neutrino masses through the exchange of scalars have been considered for many years. We show for the first time how such a one-loop mass is also possible through the exchange of vector gauge bosons. It is based on a simple variation of a recently proposed SU(2)N extension of the Standard Model, where a vector boson is a candidate for the dark matter of the Universe.
Study of single W bosons at JLC
Arogancia, Dennis C.; Sanchez, Allister Levi C.; Magallanes, Jingle B.; Gooc, Hermogenes C.; Bacala, Angelina M. [Mindanao State Univ., Dept. of Physics, Iligan (Philippines); Fujii, Keisuke; Miyamoto, Akiya [High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan)
2001-06-01
Single W bosons are studied through computer simulation using the process e{sup +}e{sup -} {yields} e{sup +}{nu}{sub e}W{sup -} where it decays into two hadronic jets. This study focuses of the measurement of W boson mass with and without beamstrahlung and initial state radiation (ISR) effects. The JLC Study Framework (JSF) is employed for this purpose. The center-of-mass energy is set at 500 GeV. (author)
Higgs bosons in the simplest SUSY models
Nevzorov, R. B.; Ter-Martirosyan, K. A.; Trusov, M.A.
2001-01-01
Nowadays in the MSSM the moderate values of $\\tan\\beta$ are almost excluded by LEP II lower bound on the lightest Higgs boson mass. In the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model the theoretical upper bound on it increases and reaches maximal value in the strong Yukawa coupling limit when all solutions of renormalization group equations are concentrated near the quasi-fixed point. For calculation of Higgs boson spectrum the perturbation theory method can be applied. We investigate the p...
Unconventional quantum phases of lattice bosonic mixtures
Buonsante, P.; Giampaolo, S. M.; Illuminati, F.; Penna, V; Vezzani, A.
2008-01-01
We consider strongly interacting boson-boson mixtures on one-dimensional lattices and, by adopting a qualitative mean-field approach, investigate their quantum phases as the interspecies repulsion is increased. In particular, we analyze the low-energy "quantum emulsion" metastable states occurring at large values of the interspecies interaction, which are expected to prevent the system from reaching its true ground state. We argue a significant decrease in the visibility of the time-of-flight...
Deformed Bosons: Combinatorics of Normal Ordering
Blasiak, P; Penson, K A; Solomon, A I
2004-01-01
We solve the normal ordering problem for (A* A)^n where A* (resp. A) are one mode deformed bosonic creation (resp. annihilation) operators satisfying [A,A*]=[N+1]-[N]. The solution generalizes results known for canonical and q-bosons. It involves combinatorial polynomials in the number operator N for which the generating functions and explicit expressions are found. Simple deformations provide examples of the method.
Electroweak Precision Data and New Gauge Bosons
Erler, Jens
2009-01-01
I review constraints on the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson from high energy electroweak (EW) precision data. The same data set also strongly limits various mixing effects of hypothetical extra neutral gauge bosons (Z') with the ordinary Z. I also discuss low energy precision measurements which are sensitive to other aspects of Z' physics, such as the direct exchange amplitude and the flavor or CP violating sectors.
Precision Probes of a Leptophobic Z' Boson
Buckley, Matthew R.; Ramsey-Musolf, Michael J.
2012-01-01
Extensions of the Standard Model that contain leptophobic Z' gauge bosons are theoretically interesting but difficult to probe directly in high-energy hadron colliders. However, precision measurements of Standard Model neutral current processes can provide powerful indirect tests. We demonstrate that parity-violating deep inelastic scattering of polarized electrons off of deuterium offer a unique probe leptophobic Z' bosons with axial quark couplings and masses above 100 GeV. In addition to c...
Microscopic foundation of the interacting boson model
A microscopic foundation of the interacting boson model is described. The importance of monopole and quadrupole pairs of nucleons is emphasized. Those pairs are mapped onto the s and d bosons. It is shown that this mapping provides a good approximation in vibrational and transitional nuclei. In appendix, it is shown that the monopole pair of electrons plays possibly an important role in metal clusters. (orig.)
Vector bosons in the expanding universe
We exactly solve the relativistic wave equation for vector bosons in the expanding universe and show that the current of the vector bosons in this background is rapidly oscillating in early time. Additionally, we derive the solutions of the Proca equation from the solutions of the Duffin-Kemmer-Petiau (DKP) equations in the same background and obtain the massless-particle, photon, solutions by taking the m2→0 limit of these solutions. (orig.)
SU(N) Irreducible Schwinger Bosons
Mathur, Manu; Raychowdhury, Indrakshi; Anishetty, Ramesh
2010-01-01
We construct SU(N) irreducible Schwinger bosons satisfying certain U(N-1) constraints which implement the symmetries of SU(N) Young tableaues. As a result all SU(N) irreducible representations are simple monomials of $(N-1)$ types of SU(N) irreducible Schwinger bosons. Further, we show that these representations are free of multiplicity problems. Thus all SU(N) representations are made as simple as SU(2).
Supersymmetry search via gauge boson fusion
Anindya Datta
2003-02-01
We propose a novel method for the search of supersymmetry, especially for the electroweak gauginos at the large hadron collider (LHC). Gauge boson fusion technique was shown to be useful for heavy and intermediate mass Higgs bosons. In this article, we have shown that this method can also be applied to ﬁnd the signals of EW gauginos in supersymmetric theories where the canonical search strategies for these particles fail.
The completeness properties of the discrete set of bound state, virtual states and resonances characterizing the system of a single nonrelativistic particle moving in a central cutoff potential is investigated. From a completeness relation in terms of these discrete states and complex scattering states one can derive several Resonant State Expansions (RSE). It is interesting to obtain purely discrete expansion which, if valid, would significantly simplify the treatment of the continuum. Such expansions can be derived using Mittag-Leffler (ML) theory for a cutoff potential and it would be nice to see if one can obtain the same expansions starting from an eigenfunction theory that is not restricted to a finite sphere. The RSE of Greens functions is especially important, e.g. in the continuum RPA (CRPA) method of treating giant resonances in nuclear physics. The convergence of RSE is studied in simple cases using square well wavefunctions in order to achieve high numerical accuracy. Several expansions can be derived from each other by using the theory of analytic functions and one can the see how to obtain a natural discretization of the continuum. Since the resonance wavefunctions are oscillating with an exponentially increasing amplitude, and therefore have to be interpreted through some regularization procedure, every statement made about quantities involving such states is checked by numerical calculations.Realistic nuclear wavefunctions, generated by a Wood-Saxon potential, are used to test also the usefulness of RSE in a realistic nuclear calculation. There are some fundamental differences between different symmetries of the integral contour that defines the continuum in RSE. One kind of symmetry is necessary to have an expansion of the unity operator that is idempotent. Another symmetry must be used if we want purely discrete expansions. These are found to be of the same form as given by ML. (29 refs.)
Neutral Supersymmetric Higgs Boson Searches
Robinson, Stephen Luke; /Imperial Coll., London
2009-09-01
In some Supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model, including the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM), the coupling of Higgs bosons to b-quarks is enhanced. This enhancement makes the associated production of the Higgs with b-quarks an interesting search channel for the Higgs and Supersymmetry at D0. The identification of b-quarks, both online and offline, is essential to this search effort. This thesis describes the author's involvement in the development of both types of b-tagging and in the application of these techniques to the MSSM Higgs search. Work was carried out on the Level-3 trigger b-tagging algorithms. The impact parameter (IP) b-tagger was retuned and the effects of increased instantaneous luminosity on the tagger were studied. An extension of the IP-tagger to use the z-tracking information was developed. A new b-tagger using secondary vertices was developed and commissioned. A tool was developed to allow the use of large multi-run samples for trigger studies involving b-quarks. Offline, a neural network (NN) b-tagger was trained combining the existing offline lifetime based b-tagging tools. The efficiency and fake rate of the NN b-tagger were measured in data and MC. This b-tagger was internally reviewed and certified by the Collaboration and now provides the official b-tagging for all analyses using the Run IIa dataset at D0. A search was performed for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to a b{bar b} pair and produced in association with one or more b-quarks. Limits are set on the cross-section times the branching ratio for such a process. The limits were interpreted in various MSSM scenarios. This analysis uses the NN b-tagger and was the first to use this tool. The analysis also relies on triggers using the Level-3 IP b-tagging tool described previously. A likelihood discriminant was used to improve the analysis and a neural network was developed to cross-check this technique. The result of the analysis has been submitted to PRL
Neutral Supersymmetric Higgs Boson Searches
Robinson, Stephen Luke [Imperial College, London (United Kingdom)
2008-07-01
In some Supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model, including the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM), the coupling of Higgs bosons to b-quarks is enhanced. This enhancement makes the associated production of the Higgs with b-quarks an interesting search channel for the Higgs and Supersymmetry at D0. The identification of b-quarks, both online and offline, is essential to this search effort. This thesis describes the author's involvement in the development of both types of b-tagging and in the application of these techniques to the MSSM Higgs search. Work was carried out on the Level-3 trigger b-tagging algorithms. The impact parameter (IP) b-tagger was retuned and the effects of increased instantaneous luminosity on the tagger were studied. An extension of the IP-tagger to use the z-tracking information was developed. A new b-tagger using secondary vertices was developed and commissioned. A tool was developed to allow the use of large multi-run samples for trigger studies involving b-quarks. Offline, a neural network (NN) b-tagger was trained combining the existing offline lifetime based b-tagging tools. The efficiency and fake rate of the NN b-tagger were measured in data and MC. This b-tagger was internally reviewed and certified by the Collaboration and now provides the official b-tagging for all analyses using the Run IIa dataset at D0. A search was performed for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to a b{bar b} pair and produced in association with one or more b-quarks. Limits are set on the cross-section times the branching ratio for such a process. The limits were interpreted in various MSSM scenarios. This analysis uses the NN b-tagger and was the first to use this tool. The analysis also relies on triggers using the Level-3 IP b-tagging tool described previously. A likelihood discriminant was used to improve the analysis and a neural network was developed to cross-check this technique. The result of the analysis has been submitted to PRL
Fermions and bosons on an atom chip
Extravour, Marcius H. T.
Ultra-cold dilute gases of neutral atoms are attractive candidates for creating controlled mesoscopic quantum systems. In particular, quantum degenerate gases of bosonic and fermionic atoms can be used to model the correlated many-body behaviour of Bose and Fermi condensed matter systems, and to study matter wave interference and coherence. This thesis describes the experimental realization and manipulation of Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) of 87Rb and degenerate Fermi gases (DFGs) of 40K using static and dynamic magnetic atom chip traps. Atom chips are versatile modern tools used to manipulate atomic gases. The chips consist of micrometre-scale conductors supported by a planar insulating substrate, and can be used to create confining potentials for neutral atoms tens or hundreds of micrometres from the chip surface. We demonstrate for the first time that a DFG can be produced via sympathetic cooling with a BEC using a simple single-vacuum-chamber apparatus. The large 40 K-87Rb collision rate afforded by the strongly confining atom chip potential permits rapid cooling of 40K to quantum degeneracy via sympathetic cooling with 87Rb. By studying 40K-87Rb cross-thermalization as a function of temperature, we observe the Ramsauer-Townsend reduction in the 40K-87Rb elastic scattering cross-section. We achieve DFG temperatures as low as T ≈ 0:1TF, and observe Fermi pressure in the time-of-flight expansion of the gas. This thesis also describes the radio-frequency (RF) manipulation of trapped atoms to create dressed state double-well potentials for BEC and DFG. We demonstrate for the first time that RF-dressed potentials are species-selective, permitting the formation of simultaneous 87Rb double-well and 40K single-well potentials using a 40K-87Rb mixture. We also develop tools to measure fluctuations of the relative atom number and relative phase of a dynamically split 87Rb BEC. In particular, we observe atom number fluctuations at the shot-noise level using time
This discourse recounts efforts put into the SNR-2 project; specifically the development of compensation devices. The various prototypes of these compensation devices are described and the state of the development reviewed. Large Na (sodium)-heat transfer systems require a lot of valuable space if the component lay-out does not include compensation devices. So, in order to condense the spatial requirement as much as possible, expansion joints must be integrated into the pipe system. There are two basic types to suit the purpose: axial expansion joints and angular expansion joints. The expansion joints were developed on the basis of specific design criteria whereby differentiation is made between expansion joints of small and large nominal diameter. Expansion joints for installation in the sodium-filled primary piping are equipped with safety bellows in addition to the actual working bellows. Expansion joints must be designed and mounted in a manner to completely withstand seismic forces. The design must exclude any damage to the bellows during intermittent operations, that is, when sodium is drained the bellows' folds must be completely empty; otherwise residual solidified sodium could destroy the bellows when restarting. The expansion joints must be engineered on the basis of the following design data for the secondary system of the SNR project: working pressure: 16 bar; failure mode pressure: 5 events; failure mode: 5 sec., 28.5 bar, 520 deg. C; working temperature: 520 deg. C; temperature transients: 30 deg. C/sec.; service life: 200,000 h; number of load cycles: 104; material: 1.4948 or 1.4919; layer thickness of folds: 0.5 mm; angular deflection (DN 800): +3 deg. C or; axial expansion absorption (DN 600): ±80 mm; calculation: ASME class. The bellows' development work is not handled within this scope. The bellows are supplied by leading manufacturers, and warrant highest quality. Multiple bellows were selected on the basis of maximum elasticity - a property
Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in associated production with w boson at the Tevatron
Chun, Xu; /Michigan U.
2009-11-01
A search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in proton-antiproton collisions with center-of-mass energy 1.96 TeV at the Tevatron is presented in this dissertation. The process of interest is the associated production of W boson and Higgs boson, with the W boson decaying leptonically and the Higgs boson decaying into a pair of bottom quarks. The dataset in the analysis is accumulated by the D0 detector from April 2002 to April 2008 and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.7 fb{sup -1}. The events are reconstructed and selected following the criteria of an isolated lepton, missing transverse energy and two jets. The D0 Neural Network b-jet identification algorithm is further used to discriminate b jets from light jets. A multivariate analysis combining Matrix Element and Neural Network methods is explored to improve the Higgs boson signal significance. No evidence of the Higgs boson is observed in this analysis. In consequence, an observed (expected) limit on the ratio of {sigma} (p{bar p} {yields} WH) x Br (H {yields} b{bar b}) to the Standard Model prediction is set to be 6.7 (6.4) at 95% C.L. for the Higgs boson with a mass of 115 GeV.
(Super)rare decays of an extra Z' boson via Higgs boson emission
Kozlov, G. A.
1999-01-01
The phenomenological model of an extra U(1) neutral gauge Z' boson coupled to heavy quarks is presented. In particular, we discuss the probability for a light $Z_{2}$ mass eigenstate decay into a bound state composed of heavy quarks via Higgs boson emission.
Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in associated production with w boson at the Tevatron
Chun, Xu [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
2009-11-01
A search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in proton-antiproton collisions with center-of-mass energy 1.96 TeV at the Tevatron is presented in this dissertation. The process of interest is the associated production of W boson and Higgs boson, with the W boson decaying leptonically and the Higgs boson decaying into a pair of bottom quarks. The dataset in the analysis is accumulated by the D0 detector from April 2002 to April 2008 and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.7 fb^{-1}. The events are reconstructed and selected following the criteria of an isolated lepton, missing transverse energy and two jets. The D0 Neural Network b-jet identification algorithm is further used to discriminate b jets from light jets. A multivariate analysis combining Matrix Element and Neural Network methods is explored to improve the Higgs boson signal significance. No evidence of the Higgs boson is observed in this analysis. In consequence, an observed (expected) limit on the ratio of σ (p$\\bar{p}$ → WH) x Br (H → b$\\bar{b}$) to the Standard Model prediction is set to be 6.7 (6.4) at 95% C.L. for the Higgs boson with a mass of 115 GeV.
Bosonization and even Grassmann variables
They test a new approach to bosonization in relativistic field theories and many-body systems, based on the use of fermionic composites as integration variables in the Berezin integral defining the partition function of the system. The method appears promising since at zeroth order it correctly describes the propagators of the composites, which can be evaluated in a number of significant cases. Still to be established is a general procedure for deriving the free action of the composites starting from the one of the constituents. To shed light on this problem and to explore further features of the method they study a simplified version of the BCS model. In this simple case the action of the composites can indeed be obtained: whether this result can be generalized it remains however to be seen. Yet an interesting property of the wave operators appearing in the free actions of bilinear composites already emerges from the simple problem they have treated: here the wave operators do not describe any time evolution, even though they generate the right propagators. This outcome relates to the basic properties of the integrals over the even elements of a Grassmann algebra where the composites live, which entails that the propagators are no longer the inverse of the wave operators
Resummation of High Order Corrections in Higgs Boson Plus Jet Production at the LHC
Sun, Peng; Yuan, C -P; Yuan, Feng
2016-01-01
We study the effect of multiple parton radiation to Higgs boson plus jet production at the LHC, by applying the transverse momentum dependent (TMD) factorization formalism to resum large logarithmic contributions to all orders in the expansion of the strong interaction coupling. We show that the appropriate resummation scale should be the jet transverse momentum, rather than the partonic center of mass energy which has been normally used in the TMD resummation formalism. Furthermore, the transverse momentum distribution of the Higgs boson, particularly near the lower cut-off applied on the jet transverse momentum, can only be reliably predicted by the resummation calculation which is free of the so-called Sudakov-shoulder singularity problem, present in fixed-order calculations.
Specific heat studies in Ho–Ba–CuO superconductors: Fermionic and bosonic contributions
Dinesh Varshney; Sanjay Shah; R K Singh
2000-08-01
The specific heats of superconducting HoBa2Cu3O7– (c ≅ 92 K) have been theoretically investigated in the temperature domain 70 ≤ ≤ 110 K. The bosonic (phonons) contribution to the specific heat is estimated from Debye model in the harmonic approximation for high temperature expansion ( > D/2) using the moments of the phonon density of states. The fermionic constituent as the electronic specific heat is deduced using a suitable trial function above and below c. As a next step the contribution of specific heat by charge oscillations (plasmons) are obtained. The theoretical results from bosonic and fermionic terms are then compared with the experimental results. We find that the specific heats from electronic as well as plasmon term are only a fraction of lattice specific heat and in particular, plasmons do not influence the thermal conduction significantly. The implications of the above analysis are discussed.
Search for an Invisibly Decaying Higgs Boson Produced via Vector Boson Fusion
AUTHOR|(SzGeCERN)661801
This thesis presents the first search of an invisibly decaying Higgs boson produced via Vector Boson Fusion on ATLAS. The dataset used for the analysis corresponds to 20.3fb$^{-1}$ of proton-proton collisions at $\\sqrt{s} = 8$ TeV recorded at the Large Hadron Collider in 2011 and 2012. An upper bound limit is set at 95% confidence level on the invisible branching fraction of the Higgs Boson. A limit of 28% is observed (34% expected) and interpreted using the Higgs portal model to set a limit on the dark matter-nucleon cross section. The unique jet final state created by Vector Boson Fusion provides a stronger signal to background ratio than other invisibly decaying Higgs channels. The Vector Boson Fusion analysis presented resulted in the strongest constraint on dark matter production set by a hadron collider.
Boson mapping and the microscopic collective nuclear Hamiltonian
Starting with the mapping of the quadrupole collective states in the fermion space onto the boson space, the fermion nuclear problem is transformed into the boson one. The boson images of the bifermion operators and of the fermion Hamiltonian are found. Recurrence relations are used to obtain approximately the norm matrix which appears in the boson-fermion mapping. The resulting boson Hamiltonian contains terms which go beyond the ordinary SU(6) symmetry Hamiltonian of the interacting boson model. Calculations, however, suggest that on the phenomenological level the differences between the mapped Hamiltonian and the SU(6) Hamiltonian are not too important. 18 refs.; 2 figs
Gumpert, Christian; The ATLAS collaboration
2016-01-01
The production of single Z bosons with two jets at high invariant mass has been studied by the ATLAS collaboration in detail using data corresponding to 20.3 /fb at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. Integrated and differential cross sections are measured in many different phase space regions with varying degree of sensitivity to the electroweak production in vector boson fusion. The cross section for the electroweak production has been extracted for both integrated and for the first time differential distributions. The results have also been used to derive limits on anomalous triple gauge couplings. Vector-boson scattering processes provide a unique way to probe the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking. Similar physics can be probed by studying the production of three gauge bosons. The results can also be used for a model-independent search for new physics at the TeV scale via anomalous quartic gauge couplings. The ATLAS collaboration has studied vector boson scattering in final states with two gauge bo...
Chiral symmetry breaking and quark confinement in the nilpotency expansion of QCD
Caracciolo, Sergio
2010-01-01
We apply to lattice QCD a bosonization method previously developed in which dynamical bosons are generated by time-dependent Bogoliubov transformations. The transformed action can be studied by an expansion in the inverse of the nilpotency index, which is the number of fermionic states in the structure function of composite bosons. When this number diverges the model is solved by the saddle point method which has a variational interpretation. We give a stationary covariant solution for a background matter field whose fluctuations describe mesons. In the saddle point approximations live fermionic quasiparticles with quark quantum numbers which are confined, in the sense that they propagate only in pointlike color singlets. Conditions for chiral symmetry breaking are determined, to be studied numerically, and a derivation of mesons-nucleons action is outlined.
For the Long Island, New Jersey, and southern New England region, one facet of marsh drowning as a result of accelerated sea level rise is the expansion of salt marsh ponds and pannes. Over the past century, marsh ponds and pannes have formed and expanded in areas of poor drainag...
Hazra Imran
2009-11-01
Full Text Available The explosive growth of the World Wide Web is making it difficult for a user to locate information that isrelevant to his/her interest. Though existing search engines work well to a certain extent but they still faceproblems like word mismatch which arises because the majority of information retrieval systemscompare query and document terms on lexical level rather than on semantic level and short query: theaverage length of queries by the user is less than two words. Short queries and the incompatibilitybetween the terms in user queries and documents strongly affect the retrieval of relevant document.Query expansion has long been suggested as a technique to increase the effectiveness of the informationretrieval. Query expansion is the process of supplementing additional terms or phrases to the originalquery to improve the retrieval performance. The central problem of query expansion is the selection ofthe expansion terms based on which user’s original query is expanded. Thesaurus helps to solve thisproblem. Thesaurus have frequently been incorporated in information retrieval system for identifying thesynonymous expressions and linguistic entities that are semantically similar. Thesaurus has been widelyused in many applications, including information retrieval and natural language processing.
OPEC future capacity expansions
This conference presentation examined OPEC future capacity expansions including highlights from 2000-2004 from the supply perspective and actions by OPEC; OPEC spare capacity in 2005/2006; medium-term capacity expansion and investments; long-term scenarios, challenges and opportunities; and upstream policies in member countries. Highlights from the supply perspective included worst than expected non-OPEC supply response; non-OPEC supply affected by a number of accidents and strikes; geopolitical tensions; and higher than expected demand for OPEC crude. OPEC's actions included closer relationship with other producers and consumers; capacity expansions in 2004 and 2005/2006; and OPEC kept the market well supplied with crude in 2004. The presentation also provided data using graphical charts on OPEC net capacity additions until 2005/2006; OPEC production versus spare capacity from 2003 to 2005; OPEC production and capacity to 2010; and change in required OPEC production from 2005-2020. Medium term expansion to 2010 includes over 60 projects. Medium-term risks such as project execution, financing, costs, demand, reserves, depletion, integration of Iraq, and geopolitical tensions were also discussed. The presentation concluded that in the long term, large uncertainties remain; the peak of world supply is not imminent; and continued and enhanced cooperation is essential to market stability. tabs., figs
The Am/Cm program will vitrify the americium and curium currently stored in F-canyon. A batch flowsheet has been developed (with non-radioactive surrogate feed in place of the F-canyon solution) and tested full-scale in the 5-inch Cylindrical Induction Melter (CIM) facility at TNX. During a normal process run, a small bed expansion occurs when oxygen released from reduction of cerium (IV) oxide to cerium (III) oxide is trapped in highly viscous glass. The bed expansion is characterized by a foamy layer of glass that slowly expands as the oxygen is trapped and then dissipates when the viscosity of the foam becomes low enough to allow the oxygen to escape. Severe bed expansions were noted in the 5-inch CIM when re-heating after an interlock during the calcination phase of the heat cycle, escaping the confines of the melter vessel. In order to better understand the cause of the larger than normal bed expansion and to develop mitigating techniques, a series of three crucible tests were conducted
Antonella Del Rosso
2012-01-01
A long-sought particle finally found. On Wednesday 4 July, enthusiasm spread from CERN to the worldwide media. But a question legitimately arises: why is this particle attracting so much interest? In other words, how is it different from all the others? (And, by the way, what is a boson?). CERN, 4 July 2012: a long-sought particle finally found. Strictly speaking, we cannot even call it the “Higgs” boson yet. Only after careful checking of its properties will physicists be able to say if the new boson corresponds to the particle that theorists predicted in 1964. However, the experimental data we have so far already tells us, unambiguously, that this new particle is different from all the other elementary particles we know. “Every particle is either a boson or a fermion,” explains John Ellis, former CERN theorist and currently professor at King's College in London. “All known particles spin like small tops, with the known bosons tha...
Interaction between bosonic dark matter and stars
Brito, Richard; Cardoso, Vitor; Macedo, Caio F. B.; Okawa, Hirotada; Palenzuela, Carlos
2016-02-01
We provide a detailed analysis of how bosonic dark matter "condensates" interact with compact stars, extending significantly the results of a recent Letter [1]. We focus on bosonic fields with mass mB , such as axions, axion-like candidates and hidden photons. Self-gravitating bosonic fields generically form "breathing" configurations, where both the spacetime geometry and the field oscillate, and can interact and cluster at the center of stars. We construct stellar configurations formed by a perfect fluid and a bosonic condensate, and which may describe the late stages of dark matter accretion onto stars, in dark-matter-rich environments. These composite stars oscillate at a frequency which is a multiple of f =2.5 ×1014(mBc2/eV ) Hz . Using perturbative analysis and numerical relativity techniques, we show that these stars are generically stable, and we provide criteria for instability. Our results also indicate that the growth of the dark matter core is halted close to the Chandrasekhar limit. We thus dispel a myth concerning dark matter accretion by stars: dark matter accretion does not necessarily lead to the destruction of the star, nor to collapse to a black hole. Finally, we argue that stars with long-lived bosonic cores may also develop in other theories with effective mass couplings, such as (massless) scalar-tensor theories.
Ratio method of measuring W boson mass
Guo, Feng [Stony Brook Univ., NY (United States)
2010-08-01
This dissertation describes an alternative method of measuring the W boson mass in DØ experiment. Instead of extracting M_{W} from the fitting of W → ev fast Monte Carlo simulations to W → ev data as in the standard method, we make the direct fit of transverse mass between W → ev data and Z → ee data. One of the two electrons from Z boson is treated as a neutrino in the calculation of transverse mass. In ratio method, the best fitted scale factor corresponds to the ratio of W and Z boson mass (M_{W}/M_{Z}). Given the precisely measured Z boson mass, W mass is directly fitted from W → ev and Z → ee data. This dissertation demonstrates that ratio method is a plausible method of measuring the W boson mass. With the 1 fb^{-1} DØ Run IIa dataset, ratio method gives M_{W} = 80435 ± 43(stat) ± 26(sys) MeV.
U boson at the BES III detector
The O(MeV) spin-1 U boson has been proposed to mediate the interaction among electron-positron and O(MeV) dark matter, in order to account for the 511 keV γ-ray observation by SPI/INTEGRAL. In this paper the observability of such a kind of U boson at BESIII is investigated through the processes e+e-→Uγ and e+e-→J/Ψ→e+e-U. We find that BESIII and high luminosity B factories have a comparable capacity to detect such a U boson. If the U boson decays mainly into dark matter, i.e. invisibly, BESIII can measure the coupling between the U boson and an electron-positron pair geR (see text) down to O(10-5), and cover large parameter space which can account for 511 keV γ-ray observation. On the other hand, provided that U decays mainly into the electron-positron, BESIII can detect geR down to O(10-3), and it is hard to explore the 511 keV γ-ray measurement allowed parameter space due to the irreducible QED backgrounds
ATLAS measurements of vector boson production
Debenedetti, Chiara; The ATLAS collaboration
2016-01-01
Vector boson production in pp collisions at 7, 8 and 13 TeV has been extensively studied by ATLAS. Recent results include the precision measurements of the transverse momentum of the Z/gamma* boson production, sensitive to soft resummation effects, hard jet emissions and electroweak corrections. A precise measurement of the angular coefficients of the Zboson production tests the underlying QCD dynamics of the DrellYan process. A first measurement of the inclusive W and Z cross section at a cms energy of 13TeV has been derived. The Production of jets in association with a vector boson is an important process to study QCD in a multiscale environment. Cross sections, differential in several kinematics variables, have been measured with the ATLAS detector and compared to stateoftheart QCD calculations and Monte Carlo simulations. First measurements of vector boson + jets production have been performed at cms energies of 13TeV. An overview of these results is given.
Ratio method of measuring $w$ boson mass
Guo, Feng; /SUNY, Stony Brook
2010-08-01
This dissertation describes an alternative method of measuring the W boson mass in D0 experiment. Instead of extracting M{sub W} from the fitting of W {yields} e{nu} fast Monte Carlo simulations to W {yields} e{nu} data as in the standard method, we make the direct fit of transverse mass between W {yields} e{nu} data and Z {yields} ee data. One of the two electrons from Z boson is treated as a neutrino in the calculation of transverse mass. In ratio method, the best fitted scale factor corresponds to the ratio of W and Z boson mass (M{sub W}/M{sub Z}). Given the precisely measured Z boson mass, W mass is directly fitted from W {yields} e{nu} and Z {yields} ee data. This dissertation demonstrates that ratio method is a plausible method of measuring the W boson mass. With the 1 fb{sup -1} D0 Run IIa dataset, ratio method gives M{sub W} = 80435 {+-} 43(stat) {+-} 26(sys) MeV.
Correlations in charged bosons systems
The two and three-dimensional charge Bose gas have been studied. In the bidimensional case two different types of interaction were considered: l/r and l n(r). The method of self-consistent-field was applied to these systems, which takes into account the short range correlations between the bosons through a local-field correction. By using self-consistent numerical calculations, the structure factor S(k→) was determined. The pair-correlation function, the ground-state energy, the pressure of the gas and the spectrum of elementary excitations were obtained from S (k→). The screening density induced by a fixed charged impurity was calculated. In the high-density limit our calculations reproduce the results given by Bogoliubov's perturbation theory. In the intermediate-density region, corresponding to the strongly coupled systems, the results are in very good agreement with calculations based on HNC approximation as well as Monte Carlo method. The results are compared in several situations with RPA results showing that the self-consistent method is much more accurate. The two-dimensional systems showed to be more correlated than the three-dimensional systems showed to be more correlated than the three-dimensional one; the gas with interaction l/r is also more correlated than the logarithmic one at high densities, but it begins to be less correlated than this one in the low-density region. The thermodynamic functions of the two and three-dimensional systems at finite temperatures near absolute zero are calculated based upon the gas excitation spectra at zero temperature. (author)
Orbital optical lattices with bosons
Kock, T.; Hippler, C.; Ewerbeck, A.; Hemmerich, A.
2016-02-01
This article provides a synopsis of our recent experimental work exploring Bose-Einstein condensation in metastable higher Bloch bands of optical lattices. Bipartite lattice geometries have allowed us to implement appropriate band structures, which meet three basic requirements: the existence of metastable excited states sufficiently protected from collisional band relaxation, a mechanism to excite the atoms initially prepared in the lowest band with moderate entropy increase, and the possibility of cross-dimensional tunneling dynamics, necessary to establish coherence along all lattice axes. A variety of bands can be selectively populated and a subsequent thermalization process leads to the formation of a condensate in the lowest energy state of the chosen band. As examples the 2nd, 4th and 7th bands in a bipartite square lattice are discussed. The geometry of the 2nd and 7th bands can be tuned such that two inequivalent energetically degenerate energy minima arise at the X ±-points at the edge of the 1st Brillouin zone. In this case even a small interaction energy is sufficient to lock the phase between the two condensation points such that a complex-valued chiral superfluid order parameter can emerge, which breaks time reversal symmetry. In the 4th band a condensate can be formed at the Γ-point in the center of the 1st Brillouin zone, which can be used to explore topologically protected band touching points. The new techniques to access orbital degrees of freedom in higher bands greatly extend the class of many-body scenarios that can be explored with bosons in optical lattices.
Feshbach resonances and weakly bound molecular states of boson-boson and boson-fermion NaK pairs
Viel, Alexandra; Simoni, Andrea
2016-01-01
We study theoretically magnetically induced Feshbach resonances and near-threshold bound states in isotopic NaK pairs. Our calculations accurately reproduce Feshbach spectroscopy data on Na$^{40}$K and explain the origin of the observed multiplets in the p-wave [Phys. Rev. A 85, 051602(R) (2012)]. We apply the model to predict scattering and bound state threshold properties of the boson-boson Na$^{39}$K and Na$^{41}$K systems. We find that the Na$^{39}$K isotopic pair presents broad magnetic ...
Hexadecapole degree of freedom in the interacting boson model
The hexadecapole degree of freedom in the interacting boson models with sd and sdg bosons is reviewed with the aim of providing experimental signatures that distinguish between the two models. (orig.)
Bosonic Dp-branes at finite temperature in TFD approach
Abdalla, M. C. B.; Gadelha, A. L.; Vancea, I. V.
2004-02-01
A general formulation of Thermo Field Dynamics using transformation generators that form the SU(1, 1) group, is presented and applied to the closed bosonic string and for bosonic Dp-brane with an external field.
Bosonic Dp-branes at finite temperature in TFD approach
Abdalla, M.C.B.; Gadelha, A.L.; Vancea, I.V
2004-02-01
A general formulation of Thermo Field Dynamics using transformation generators that form the SU(1, 1) group, is presented and applied to the closed bosonic string and for bosonic D{sub p}-brane with an external field.
Bosonic Dp-branes at finite temperature in TFD approach
A general formulation of Thermo Field Dynamics using transformation generators that form the SU(1, 1) group, is presented and applied to the closed bosonic string and for bosonic Dp-brane with an external field
Higgs bosons in the standard model, the MSSM and beyond
John F Gunion
2004-02-01
I summarize the basic theory and selected phenomenology for the Higgs boson(s) of the standard model, the minimal supersymmetric model and some extensions thereof, including the next-to-minimal supersymmetric model.
Integrability and Quantum Phase Transitions in Interacting Boson Models
Dukelsky, J; García-Ramos, J E; Pittel, S
2003-01-01
The exact solution of the boson pairing hamiltonian given by Richardson in the sixties is used to study the phenomena of level crossings and quantum phase transitions in the integrable regions of the sd and sdg interacting boson models.
Search for a Higgs Boson Produced in Association with a W Boson at ATLAS
Ruckert, Benjamin
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is the most modern proton-proton collider and data taking will start in 2009, with a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. The ATLAS detector, which is one of two multi-purpose detectors at the Large Hadron Collider, is able to detect a Standard Model Higgs boson if it exists. This is one of the main tasks of the ATLAS experiment. This thesis deals with a Standard Model Higgs boson produced in association with a W boson. The Monte Carlo study is based on physics events generated at the nominal centre-of-mass energy of the Large Hadron Collider of 14 TeV. Large parts of this analysis have been done using the global Grid infrastructure of the Large Hadron Collider experiments. A mass range of the Higgs boson of mH = 130 - 190 GeV has been taken into account. In this mass range, the Higgs boson dominantly decays into a pair of W bosons, leading to initially three W bosons: WH -> WWW. Two orthogonal analysis channels have been investigated in detailed studies of the background properti...
Bosonization of Weyl Fermions and Free Electrons
Marino, E C
2015-01-01
The electron, discovered by Thomson by the end of the nineteenth century, was the first experimentally observed particle. The Weyl fermion, though theoretically predicted since a long time, was observed in a condensed matter environment in an experiment reported only a few weeks ago. Is there any linking thread connecting the first and the last observed fermion (quasi)particles? The answer is positive. By generalizing the method known as bosonization, the first time in its full complete form, for a spacetime with 3+1 dimensions, we are able to show that both electrons and Weyl fermions can be expressed in terms of the same boson field, namely the Kalb-Ramond anti-symmetric tensor gauge field. The bosonized form of the Weyl chiral currents lead to the angle-dependent magneto-conductance behavior observed in these systems.
Light gauge boson in rare $K$ decay
Chen, Chuan-Hung
2016-01-01
The inconsistent conclusions for a light gauge boson $X$ production in the $K^- \\to \\pi^- X$ exist in the literature. It is found that the process can be generated by the tree-level $W$-boson annihilation and loop-induced $s\\to dX$. We find that it strongly depends on the $SU(3)$ limit or the unique gauge coupling to the quarks, whether the $K^-\\to \\pi^- X$ decay, which is from the $W$-boson annihilation, is suppressed by $m^2_X \\epsilon_X \\cdot p_K$; however, no such suppression is found via the loop-induced $s\\to d X$. The constraints on the relevant couplings are studied.
Abbiendi, G; Åkesson, P F; Alexander, G; Allison, J; Amaral, P; Anagnostou, G; Anderson, K J; Arcelli, S; Asai, S; Axen, D A; Azuelos, Georges; Bailey, I; Barberio, E; Barillari, T; Barlow, R J; Batley, J Richard; Bechtle, P; Behnke, T; Bell, K W; Bell, P J; Bella, G; Bellerive, A; Benelli, G; Bethke, Siegfried; Biebel, O; Boeriu, O; Bock, P; Boutemeur, M; Braibant, S; Brigliadori, L; Brown, R M; Büsser, K; Burckhart, H J; Campana, S; Carnegie, R K; Carter, A A; Carter, J R; Chang, C Y; Charlton, D G; Ciocca, C; Couchman, J; Csilling, Akos; Cuffiani, M; Dado, S; de Roeck, A; De Wolf, E A; Desch, Klaus; Dienes, B; Donkers, M; Dubbert, J; Duchovni, E; Duckeck, G; Duerdoth, I P; Etzion, E; Fabbri, Franco Luigi; Feld, L; Ferrari, P; Fiedler, F; Fleck, I; Ford, M; Frey, A; Gagnon, P; Gary, J W; Gaycken, G; Geich-Gimbel, C; Giacomelli, G; Giacomelli, P; Giunta, M; Goldberg, J; Gross, E; Grunhaus, Jacob; Gruwé, M; Günther, P O; Sen-Gupta, A; Hajdu, C; Hamann, M; Hanson, G G; Harel, A; Hauschild, M; Hawkes, C M; Hawkings, R; Hemingway, Richard J; Herten, G; Heuer, R D; Hill, J C; Hoffman, K; Horváth, D; Igo-Kemenes, P; Ishii, K; Jeremie, H; Jovanovic, P; Junk, T R; Kanaya, N; Kanzaki, J; Karlen, Dean A; Kawagoe, K; Kawamoto, T; Keeler, Richard K; Kellogg, R G; Kennedy, B W; Klein, K; Klier, A; Kluth, S; Kobayashi, T; Kobel, M; Komamiya, S; Kramer, T; Krieger, P; Von Krogh, J; Krüger, K; Kühl, T; Kupper, M; Lafferty, G D; Landsman, Hagar Yaël; Lanske, D; Layter, J G; Lellouch, D; Letts, J; Levinson, L; Lillich, J; Lloyd, S L; Loebinger, F K; Lü, J; Ludwig, A; Ludwig, J; Mader, W; Marcellini, S; Martin, A J; Masetti, G; Mashimo, T; Mättig, P; McKenna, J A; McPherson, R A; Meijers, F; Menges, W; Merritt, F S; Mes, H; Michelini, Aldo; Mihara, S; Mikenberg, G; Miller, D J; Moed, S; Mohr, W; Mori, T; Mutter, A; Nagai, K; Nakamura, I; Nanjo, H; Neal, H A; Nisius, R; O'Neale, S W; Oh, A; Okpara, A N; Oreglia, M J; Orito, S; Pahl, C; Pásztor, G; Pater, J R; Pilcher, J E; Pinfold, J L; Plane, D E; Poli, B; Pooth, O; Przybycien, M B; Quadt, A; Rabbertz, K; Rembser, C; Renkel, P; Roney, J M; Rosati, S; Rozen, Y; Runge, K; Sachs, K; Saeki, T; Sarkisyan-Grinbaum, E; Schaile, A D; Schaile, O; Scharff-Hansen, P; Schieck, J; Schörner-Sadenius, T; Schröder, M; Schumacher, M; Scott, W G; Seuster, R; Shears, T G; Shen, B C; Sherwood, P; Skuja, A; Smith, A M; Sobie, R J; Söldner-Rembold, S; Spanó, F; Stahl, A; Strom, D; Ströhmer, R; Tarem, S; Tasevsky, M; Teuscher, R; Thomson, M A; Torrence, E; Toya, D; Tran, P; Trigger, I; Trócsányi, Z L; Tsur, E; Turner-Watson, M F; Ueda, I; Ujvári, B; Vollmer, C F; Vannerem, P; Vertesi, R; Verzocchi, M; Voss, H; Vossebeld, Joost Herman; Waller, D; Ward, C P; Ward, D R; Watkins, P M; Watson, A T; Watson, N K; Wells, P S; Wengler, T; Wermes, N; Wetterling, D; Wilson, G W; Wilson, J A; Wolf, G; Wyatt, T R; Yamashita, S; Zer-Zion, D; Zivkovic, L
2004-01-01
Elements of the spin density matrix for W bosons in e+e- -> W+W- -> qqln events are measured from data recorded by the OPAL detector at LEP. This information is used calculate polarised differential cross-sections and to search for CP-violating effects. Results are presented for W bosons produced in e+e- collisions with centre-of-mass energies between 183 GeV and 209 GeV. The average fraction of W bosons that are longitudinally polarised is found to be (23.9 +- 2.1 +- 1.1)% compared to a Standard Model prediction of (23.9 +- 0.1)%. All results are consistent with CP conservation.
Efficient experimental validation of photonic boson sampling
Spagnolo, N; Bentivegna, M; Brod, D J; Crespi, A; Flamini, F; Giacomini, S; Milani, G; Ramponi, R; Mataloni, P; Osellame, R; Galvao, E F; Sciarrino, F
2013-01-01
A boson sampling device is a specialised quantum computer that solves a problem which is strongly believed to be computationally hard for classical computers. Recently a number of small-scale implementations have been reported, all based on multi-photon interference in multimode interferometers. In the hard-to-simulate regime, even validating the device's functioning may pose a problem. In a recent criticism of boson sampling experiments, Gogolin et al. argued that the output would be effectively indistinguishable from the trivial, uniform distribution. Here we report new boson sampling experiments on larger photonic chips, and analyse the data using a scalable statistical test recently proposed by Aaronson and Arkhipov. We show the test successfully validates small experimental data samples against the hypothesis that they are uniformly distributed. We also show how to discriminate data arising from either indistinguishable or distinguishable photons. Our results pave the way towards demonstrating the quantu...
Microscopic approach to the interacting boson model
A method is outlined for analyzing the interacting boson model microscopically in terms of S- and D-fermion pairs. We derive the number operator approximation (NOA) of Otsuka and Arima by considering functions that generate normalizations and matrix elements of states built of S-pairs. An extension of the formalism leads to a generalization of the NOA including both S and D. This approximation is suggested as a starting point for determining the collective SD subspace in a dynamical way. The simplified fermion problem that results from restriction of the hamiltonian to the SD subspace can be mapped onto a corresponding sd boson problem. Due to the finiteness of the spermion space, and the non-orthogonality of the collective SD basis, the boson hamiltonian obtained is non-hermitian. (orig.)
Fidelities in the spin-boson model
Lukyanov, Sergei L.
2016-04-01
The spin-boson model (or the dissipative two-state system) is a model for the study of dissipation and decoherence in quantum mechanics. The spin-boson model with Ohmic dissipation is an integrable theory, related to several other integrable systems including the anisotropic Kondo and resonant level models. Here we consider the problem of computing the overlaps between two ground states corresponding to different values of parameters of the Ohmic spin-boson Hamiltonian. We argue that this can be understood as a part of the problem of quantizing the mKdV/sine-Gordon integrable hierarchy. The main objective of this work is to analyze how the Anderson orthogonality affects the Yang-Baxter integrable structure underlying the theory.
QCD corrections to Higgs boson decays
The two-loop OMIKRON (αsGFmt2) corrections to the b anti b decay rate of the Standard Model Higgs boson as well as its production via e+e-→ZH will be presented. These QCD corrections are obtained by using a low-energy theorem for light Higgs bosons compared to the top quark mass. The results yield strong screening effects of the OMIKRON (GFmt2) contributions. After that the two-loop QCD corrections to the γγ and gluonic decays of the Higgs bosons of the Standard Model and its minimal supersymmetric extension are discussed. While the corrections to the γγ decays remain small of OMIKRON (αs) they are huge ∝50-70% in the case of the gluonic decays. (orig.)
Improved effective vector boson approximation revisited
Bernreuther, Werner; Chen, Long
2016-03-01
We reexamine the improved effective vector boson approximation which is based on two-vector-boson luminosities Lpol for the computation of weak gauge-boson hard scattering subprocesses V1V2→W in high-energy hadron-hadron or e-e+ collisions. We calculate these luminosities for the nine combinations of the transverse and longitudinal polarizations of V1 and V2 in the unitary and axial gauge. For these two gauge choices the quality of this approach is investigated for the reactions e-e+→W-W+νeν¯ e and e-e+→t t ¯ νeν¯ e using appropriate phase-space cuts.
Critical Scaling and a Dynamical Higgs Boson
Mannheim, Philip D
2016-01-01
In a quantum electrodynamics theory that is realized by critical scaling and anomalous dimensions, even though the fermion mass is generated dynamically, the Lagrangian is not chiral invariant and no dynamical pseudoscalar Goldstone boson or scalar Higgs boson accompanies the mass generation. In the mean-field approximation to a chiral invariant four-fermion theory there is also dynamical mass generation. However, the associated mean-field sector Lagrangian is not chirally invariant and possesses no dynamical bound states, with Goldstone and Higgs boson bound states instead being generated by the residual interaction. In this paper we show that if a critical scaling electrodynamics is augmented with a four-fermion interaction, precisely because it possesses no dynamical bound states the electrodynamic sector can be reinterpreted as a mean-field approximation to a larger theory that is chiral symmetric, and in this larger theory there is a residual interaction that then does generate dynamical Goldstone and Hi...