Springer Theses

Bounds on the Effective Theory of Gravity in Models of Particle Physics and Cosmology

Authors: Atkins, Michael

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Sussex, UK
  • Derivation of the first ever experimental bound on the size of the Higgs boson's non-minimal coupling to gravity
  • Complete treatment of perturbative unitarity bounds in models of extra dimensions
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The effective theory of quantum gravity coupled to models of particle physics is being probed by cutting edge experiments in both high energy physics (searches for extra dimensions) and cosmology (testing models of inflation). This thesis derives new bounds that may be placed on these models both theoretically and experimentally. In models of extra dimensions, the internal consistency of the theories at high energies are investigated via perturbative unitarity bounds. Similarly it is shown that recent models of Higgs inflation suffer from a breakdown of perturbative unitarity during the inflationary period. In addition, the thesis uses the latest LHC data to derive the first ever experimental bound on the size of the Higgs boson's non-minimal coupling to gravity.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Atkins, Michael

    Pages 1-14

  • Unitarity of Gravity Coupled to Models of Particle Physics

    Atkins, Michael

    Pages 15-23

  • Unitarity of Models with Extra Dimensions

    Atkins, Michael

    Pages 25-63

  • Higgs Inflation

    Atkins, Michael

    Pages 65-78

  • Bound on the Non-minimal Coupling of the Higgs Boson to Gravity

    Atkins, Michael

    Pages 79-84

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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bounds on the Effective Theory of Gravity in Models of Particle Physics and Cosmology
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06367-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06367-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06366-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36061-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 100
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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