A complete lattice technicolor model

Simon Catterall, Aarti Veernala

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We construct a lattice gauge theory using reduced staggered fermions and gauge fields which provides a nonperturbative realization of a complete technicolor model; one which treats both strong and weakly coupled gauge sectors on an equal footing. We show that the model is capable of developing a Higgs phase at nonzero lattice spacing via the formation of fermion condensates. We show further that while the broken symmetry associated with this phase has a vector character in the lattice theory it is realized as an axial symmetry in the continuum limit in agreement with the Vafa-Witten theorem. We discuss our result in the context of universality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1445002
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Issue number25
StatePublished - Oct 10 2014


  • Higgs mechanism
  • dynamical gauge symmetry breaking
  • lattice gauge theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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