An Unparticle Solution to the Hierarchy Problem

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10050014

Abstract

The Planck-weak hierarchy is investigated in an extradimensional, soft-wall model originally proposed by Batell and Gherghetta. In this model the soft-wall is dynamically generated by background fields that, in the Einstein frame, cause the metric factor to deviate from anti-de Sitter by a power-law of the conformal coordinate. This talk will demonstrate that in order to achieve the appropriate Planck-weak hierarchy, the power of the conformal coordinate must be less than one. This in turn implies that the gravitational sector contains scalar fields that act like unparticles without a mass gap.