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MCTP HET BROWN BAG SEMINAR<br>The Orbifold Higgs

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
12:00 AM
3481 Randall Lab

We introduce and systematically study an expansive class of "orbifold Higgs" theories in which the weak scale is protected by accidental symmetries arising from the orbifold reduction of continuous symmetries. The protection mechanism eliminates quadratic sensitivity of the Higgs mass to higher scales at one loop (or more) and does not involve any new states charged under the Standard Model.