Study of SU(2) gauge theories with multiple Higgs fields in different representations

Guilherme Catumba, Atsuki Hiraguchi, George W.S. Hou, Karl Jansen, Ying Jer Kao, C. J. David Lin, Alberto Ramos, Mugdha Sarkar

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We study two different SU(2) gauge-scalar theories in 3 and 4 spacetime dimensions. Firstly, we focus on the 3 dimensional SU(2) theory with multiple Higgs fields in the adjoint representation, that can be mapped to cuprate systems in condensed matter physics which host a rich phase diagram including high-Tc superconductivity. It has been proposed that the theory with 4 adjoint Higgs fields can be used to explain the physics of hole-doped cuprates for a wide range of parameters. We show exploratory results on the phase diagram of the theory. On the other hand, we are interested in the 4 dimensional theory with 2 sets of fundamental scalar (Higgs) fields, which is relevant to the 2 Higgs Doublet Model (2HDM), a proposed extension to the Standard Model of particle physics. The goal is to understand the particle spectrum of the theory at zero temperature and the electroweak phase transition at finite temperature. We present exploratory results on scale setting and the multi-parameter phase diagram of this theory.

Original languageEnglish
Article number388
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 6 Apr 2023
Event39th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, LATTICE 2022 - Bonn, Germany
Duration: 8 Aug 202213 Aug 2022


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