The Composite Nambu-Goldstone Higgs

  • Giuliano Panico
  • Andrea Wulzer

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 913)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Giuliano Panico, Andrea Wulzer
    Pages 1-16
  3. Giuliano Panico, Andrea Wulzer
    Pages 17-75
  4. Giuliano Panico, Andrea Wulzer
    Pages 77-133
  5. Giuliano Panico, Andrea Wulzer
    Pages 135-181
  6. Giuliano Panico, Andrea Wulzer
    Pages 183-228
  7. Giuliano Panico, Andrea Wulzer
    Pages 229-270
  8. Giuliano Panico, Andrea Wulzer
    Pages 271-316

About this book


The Hierarchy Problem is arguably the most important guiding principle concerning the extension to high-energy scales of the Standard Model (SM) of Fundamental Interactions. Every scenario for addressing this issue unavoidably predicts new physics in the TeV energy range, which is currently being probed directly by the LHC experimental program. Among the possible solutions to the Hierarchy Problem, the scenario of a composite Higgs boson is a very simple idea and a rather plausible picture has emerged over the years by combining the following ingredients: First, the Higgs must be a (pseudo-) Nambu-Goldstone boson, rather than a generic hadron of the new strong sector. Second, through the so-called 'partial compositeness', SM particles mix with strong sector resonances with suitable quantum numbers, so that they become a linear combination of elementary and composite degrees of freedom. Recently, general descriptions of the Composite Higgs Scenario were developed which successfully capture the relevant features of this theoretical framework in a largely model-independent way. The present book provides a concise and illustrative introduction to the subject for a broad audience of graduate students and non-specialist researchers in the fields of particle, nuclear and gravitational physics.


Composite Higgs Models Electroweak Symmetry Breaking Hierachy Problem Nambu-Goldstone boson Partial Compositeness and Resonance Dynamics Partial compositeness Physics at the TeV scale

Authors and affiliations

  • Giuliano Panico
    • 1
  • Andrea Wulzer
    • 2
  1. 1.IFAEUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Fisica e AstronomiaUniversità di PadovaPadovaItaly

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