Emergent Electroweak Symmetry Breaking

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09110023

Abstract

We explore a new scenario explaining mass origin of standard model (SM) particles without a Higgs boson. In this framework SM W, Z gauge bosons and fermions are composites getting masses from confinement of substructure at IR (conformal symmetry breaking). Therefore here SM electroweak gauge symmetry and its breaking are IR emergent phenomena. Using AdS/CFT we build a calculable warped 5D model. Realistic mass spectrum and good fit to electroweak precision data (S, T parameters) can be obtained. Furthermore the composite nature of W,Z may offer novel solution for WW scattering unitarization and predicts deviation from SM which can lead to distinctive signatures at the LHC.