Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Beyond Standard Model, Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM, Field Theories in Higher Dimensions, Neutron Stars, Phase Diagram of QCD, Technicolor and Composite Models
Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Although the Standard Model of Particle Physics can reproduce the results of all the experiments performed to this date, it can only be an effective theory of fundamental physics. However, treating the Standard Model this way brings its own set of challenges; namely, the coefficients of relevant operators become extremely sensitive to UV physics. The relevant operator of the Standard Model is the Higgs mass which causes the "hierarchy problem", while the cosmological constant term of cosmology results in the "cosmological constant problem". In this thesis defense, I will discuss about how these issues can guide us in the pursuit of searching for new physics, both from a model building perspective and from a phenomenological perspective.
Eroncel, Cem, "Relevant Operators of Particle Physics and Cosmology" (2019). Dissertations - ALL. 1035.