Date Thesis Awarded


Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Science (BS)




Christopher D. Carone

Committee Member

George Rublein

Committee Member

Henry Krakauer


We propose a model of Electroweak Symmetry Breaking (EWSB) that includes a technicolor sector and a Higgs-like boson. The model includes a bound state of technifermions held together by a new strong interaction, called the neutral technipion, which decays like a Standard Model (SM) higgs boson. By observing an excess in diphoton final states, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations have recently discovered a Higgs-like boson at 125 GeV. For a technipion of mass less than 200 GeV, we determine bounds on our model from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) search for new scalar bosons decaying to photons. For a mass greater than 200 GeV, we consider the dominant decay mode to Z sigma, where sigma is a scalar boson of the model. An excess in this channel could provide evidence of the new pseudoscalar.

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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.