Holographic conformal transition and light scalars

Alex Pomarol, Oriol Pujolas, Lindber Salas

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© 2019, The Author(s). We present an holographic approach to strongly-coupled theories close to the conformal to non-conformal transition, trying to understand the presence of light scalars as recent lattice simulations seem to suggest. We find that the dilaton is always the lightest resonance, although not parametrically lighter than the others. We provide a simple analytic formula for the dilaton mass that allows us to understand this behavior. The pattern of the meson mass spectrum, as we get close to the conformal transition, is found to be quite similar to that in lattice simulations. We provide further predictions from holography that can be checked in the future. These five-dimensional models can also implement new solutions to the hierarchy problem, having implications for searches at the LHC and cosmology.
Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo202
PublicaciónJournal of High Energy Physics
EstadoPublicada - 1 oct 2019


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