Michael Trott (CERN): The Geometric SMEFT description of curved Higgs Field Space(s)

Dienstag, 19. Oktober 2021 16:15

Ort: Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse5, 5. Stock

In recent years, the effective field theory approach to the Standard Model, the SMEFT, has been used to study LHC data with ever increasing theoretical precision andsophistication. However, the complexity of this theory lead to several barriers to substantial theoretical progress. In particular, the explosion in the number of parameters in the SMEFTas a function of operator mass dimension, and the technical challenge or reformulatingSM predictions consistently into the SMEFT were very serious problems, that called into question the possible success and value of the SMEFT physics program over the long term.

I will discuss how these challenges have been overcome. The key point leading to this advanceis the understanding that the projection of curved scalar field spaces generated by the Higgs onto a naive flat field space understanding implicitly embedded into the usual SMEFT Lagrangian and approach was the rootcause of many problems, technical challenges  and confusions. Many outstanding issues have now been addressed and immediately overcome by reformulating the SMEFT noting its curved scalar field space(s) - in the Geometric SMEFT.
Some examples of the benefits of this approach will be presented, and explained.

The first 18 persons can join in the room (including speaker of course) and the others will have to join via zoom from their offices via the link below.

Meeting ID: 934 2790 6843
Passcode: 073703


Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stock