Strongly interacting dynamics and the search for new physics at the LHC


We present results for the spectrum of a strongly interacting SU(3) gauge theory with Nf=8 light fermions in the fundamental representation. Carrying out nonperturbative lattice calculations at the lightest masses and largest volumes considered to date, we confirm the existence of a remarkably light singlet scalar particle. We explore the rich resonance spectrum of the 8-flavor theory in the context of the search for new physics beyond the standard model at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Connecting our results to models of dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking, we estimate the vector resonance mass to be about 2 TeV with a width of roughly 450 GeV, and predict additional resonances with masses below ∼3  TeV.