Theory

Physics and Astronomy partners with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

York University and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo have recently forged a new partnership with their first joint hire, Dr. Matthew Johnson. The Perimeter Institute is one of the premier research centres for theoretical physics in the world, with focus in Cosmology & Gravitation, String Theory, Quantum Gravity, Quantum Foundations, Quantum Information, […]

Composite Goldstone Dark Matter: Experimental Predictions from the Lattice

We study, via first principles lattice simulations, the nonperturbative dynamics of SU(2) gauge theory with two fundamental Dirac flavors. The model can be used simultaneously as a template for composite Goldstone boson dark matter and for breaking the electroweak symmetry dynamically. We compute the form factor, allowing us to estimate the associated electromagnetic charge radius. […]

Multi-boson spectrum of the SU(2)-Higgs model

Lattice simulations are used to compute the spectrum of energy levels for all angular momentum and parity quantum numbers in the SU(2)-Higgs model, with parameters chosen to match experimental data from the Higgs-W boson sector of the standard model. Creation operators are constructed for all lattice irreducible representations, and a correlation matrix is formed from […]