|(Seminar) A Portalino to the Twin Sector: Resolving the Cosmological Problem of the Twin Higgs Model|
CAS Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics
Institute of Theoretical Physics
Chinese Academy of Sciences
| A Portalino to the Twin Sector: Resolving the Cosmological Problem of the Twin Higgs Model|
|New York University|
ITP South Building 6620
Extensions of the Standard Model are often highly constrained by cosmology. The presence of new states can dramatically alter observed properties of the universe by the presence of additional matter or entropy. However, the Portalino, a singlet fermion that marries gauge neutral fermion operators, can naturally help provide a portal for entropy to return to the SM and to lift fermionic degrees of freedom in the Twin Sector. Together with spontaneous breaking of the Z2 symmetry, there are new opportunities to confront the cosmological challenges of these models. In this talk, I shall show how one can lift many of the light fields by breaking Z2 with a U(1)Y scalar and its Twin partner. The introduction of Portalinos can lift the remaining degrees of freedom. We shall find that such models are highly constrained by precision SM measurements, motivating moderate extensions beyond this. I will discuss two, one with additional weak matter and another with additional colored matter. The weak model will involve simple two Higgs doublet models on top of Z2 breaking. The strong model will involve the presence of new leptoquarks and diquarks.