August 19, 2020

Physics Report on Fundamental Composite Dynamics

Professors Francesco Sannino (FKF & CP3) and Claudio Pica (IMADA & CP3) along with their long-time collaborator Giacomo Cacciapaglia (Université de Lyon) have been invited to write a review on Fundamental composite dynamics in the prestigious journal Physics Reports.

The discovery of the Higgs particle at the Large Hadron Collider changed forever our understanding of fundamental interactions but it left unanswered profound questions from the origin of dark matter to why there is more matter than antimatter in the universe. This report provides an overview on one of the most relevant avenues to go beyond the Higgs and the standard model of particle interactions. Composite theories are phenomenologically relevant, theoretically appealing and technically challenging. The field of composite dynamics is highly interdisciplinary with crucial input ranging from collider physics to model building, effective field theories, dark matter physics, conformal methods, and numerical computations using supercomputers. Additionally nature itself has already shown its composite underpinnings in the strong force which is responsible for the origin of the proton and neutrons of the atomic nucleus.

The full report can be read here.