Date Thesis Awarded

5-2017

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Science (BS)

Department

Physics

Advisor

Christopher Carone

Committee Member

Gina Hoatson

Committee Member

Ryan Vinroot

Abstract

Non-perturbative unification provides an attractive framework for exploring physics beyond the Standard Model. It assumes nothing about the form of the unified physics, yet provides low-energy predictions of Standard Model couplings. In this investigation, we consider models that add multiplets of SU(5) to the Standard Model in order to unify in this way. We present a search for those that correctly reproduce experimental results and find that some models unify with added matter at the scale of the potential future 100 TeV collider. We conclude with an illustrative example of how these models can be built off of for further model building beyond the Standard Model with extractable phenomenological results.

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