Model Building in Grand Unified Theories

Tomás Gonzalo, University College London

Grand Unified Theories are a very well motivated extension of the Standard Model, but the landscape of models and possibilities is overwhelming, and different patterns present rather distinct and unique phenomenology. We present in this work a way to automatise the model building process, by considering a top-bottom approach that constructs viable and sensible theories from a small and controllable set of inputs at the high scale. By providing a GUT scale symmetry group and the field content, all the possible symmetry breaking paths are generated and checked for consistency, ensuring anomaly cancellation and Standard Model embedding. We emphasise the usefulness of this process for various models such as a Supersymmetric SO(10) model, a non-SUSY left-right symmetry model or a theory of GUT inflation. 

(Slides are now available).

Weekly Theory Seminar, and also part of the seminar series of the Strategic Dark Matter Initiative. Note the time! 

Published Aug. 26, 2015 8:30 PM - Last modified Sep. 8, 2015 3:27 PM