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Investigating the conformal window of SU(N) gauge theories

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In this thesis we are concerned with the existence of infrared fixed points and the conformal window for gauge theories with fermions. We are particularly interested in those theories that are candidates for walking technicolor. We discuss the background of technicolor and the techniques relevant to a theoretical understanding of the conformal window. Following this we extend the ideas of metric confinement and causal analyticity to theories with fermions in non-fundamental representations. W...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wadham College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Physics - Theoretical Physics
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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ora:5934

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