Particle Phenomenology of Compact Extra Dimensions
2012 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
This thesis is an investigation of the subject of extra dimensions in particle physics. In recent years, there has been a large interest in this subject. In particular, a number of models have been suggested that provide solutions to some of the problem with the current Standard Model of particle physics. These models typically give rise to experimental signatures around the TeV energy scale, which means that they could be tested in the next generation of high-energy experiments, such as the LHC. Among the most important of these models are the universal extra dimensions model, the large extra dimensions model by Arkani-Hamed, Dimopolous, and Dvali, and models where right-handed neutrinos propagate in the extra dimensions.
In the thesis, we study phenomenological aspects of these models, or simple modifications of them. In particular, we focus on Kaluza–Klein dark matter in universal extra dimensions models, different aspects of neutrino physics in higher dimensions, and collider phenomenology of extra dimensions. In addition, we consider consequences of the enhanced renormalization group running of physical parameters in higher-dimensional models.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2012. , xiv, 98 p.
Trita-FYS, ISSN 0280-316X ; 2012:16
Higher-dimensional quantum field theories, universal extra dimensions, Arkani-Hamed–Dimopolous–Dvali (ADD) model, hierarchy problem, Kaluza– Klein dark matter, neutrino mass, seesaw mechanism, leptonic mixing, renormalization group running, collider phenomenology, Large Hadron Collider
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93749ISBN: 978-91-7501-305-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-93749DiVA: diva2:523633
2012-05-11, Sal FB53, Albanova, Roslagstullsbacken 21, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
Romanino, Andrea, Associate Professor
QC 201204272012-04-272012-04-252012-04-27Bibliographically approved
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