Date Thesis Awarded

5-2017

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Science (BS)

Department

Physics

Advisor

Marc Sher

Committee Member

Gina Hoatson

Committee Member

Rowan Lockwood

Committee Member

Wouter Deconinck

Abstract

We examined several 3-3-1 Models containing three unique lepton generations -- each generation has unique quantum numbers and uses the other generations to fully cancel anomalies. These models have been previously discussed in a paper published by Marc Sher and David Anderson [2]. Using new data from the LHC [5], we revisited the Higgs decays presented in these models, and analyzed their viability. Despite the theoretical possibility for extending the Standard Model, none of the models proposed by Anderson and Sher in 2005 have survived experimental verification. We will provide background information on the Standard Model, introduce some of the possible extensions of it, and then show how these extensions failed in comparison to experimental data.

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