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Warped Extra Dimensions in the Randall-Sundrum Model and a Simple Implementation in Pythia 8

Calvén, Jakob LU (2012) FYSK01 20112
Department of Physics
Particle Physics
Abstract
We explore the theory and phenomenology of spatial extra dimensions in the Randall-Sundrum scenario; a possible extension to the Standard Model. We motivate the need for beyond standard model extensions and show how the original Randall- Sundrum model solves the hierarchy problem of particle physics. We also treat an extension to the Randall-Sundrum model where Standard Model fields live in the extra- dimensional bulk and see how it predicts resonant production of Kaluza-Klein excitations of the gauge bosons. In particular, we discuss Kaluza-Klein excited gluons and their subsequent decay into tt ̄ pairs. Furthermore, we test an implementation of the Randall- Sundrum model in Pythia 8 and compare the invariant mass of tt ̄ pairs coming... (More)
We explore the theory and phenomenology of spatial extra dimensions in the Randall-Sundrum scenario; a possible extension to the Standard Model. We motivate the need for beyond standard model extensions and show how the original Randall- Sundrum model solves the hierarchy problem of particle physics. We also treat an extension to the Randall-Sundrum model where Standard Model fields live in the extra- dimensional bulk and see how it predicts resonant production of Kaluza-Klein excitations of the gauge bosons. In particular, we discuss Kaluza-Klein excited gluons and their subsequent decay into tt ̄ pairs. Furthermore, we test an implementation of the Randall- Sundrum model in Pythia 8 and compare the invariant mass of tt ̄ pairs coming from Kaluza-Klein gluons with results in the literature. (Less)
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author
Calvén, Jakob LU
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FYSK01 20112
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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particle physics, phenomenology, extra dimensions
language
English
id
2302835
date added to LUP
2012-01-30 15:54:01
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2012-11-12 22:44:07
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  abstract     = {We explore the theory and phenomenology of spatial extra dimensions in the Randall-Sundrum scenario; a possible extension to the Standard Model. We motivate the need for beyond standard model extensions and show how the original Randall- Sundrum model solves the hierarchy problem of particle physics. We also treat an extension to the Randall-Sundrum model where Standard Model fields live in the extra- dimensional bulk and see how it predicts resonant production of Kaluza-Klein excitations of the gauge bosons. In particular, we discuss Kaluza-Klein excited gluons and their subsequent decay into tt ̄ pairs. Furthermore, we test an implementation of the Randall- Sundrum model in Pythia 8 and compare the invariant mass of tt ̄ pairs coming from Kaluza-Klein gluons with results in the literature.},
  author       = {Calvén, Jakob},
  keyword      = {particle physics,phenomenology,extra dimensions},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Warped Extra Dimensions in the Randall-Sundrum Model and a Simple Implementation in Pythia 8},
  year         = {2012},
}