Gauge-Yukawa theories: Beta functions at large Nƒ

Oleg Antipin, Nicola Andrea Dondi, Francesco Sannino, Anders Eller Thomsen, Zhi Wei Wang

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We consider the dynamics of gauge-Yukawa theories in the presence of a large number of matter constituents. We first review the current status for the renormalization group equations of gauge-fermion theories and extend the results to semisimple groups. In this regime these theories develop an interacting ultraviolet fixed point that for the semisimple case leads to a rich phase diagram. The latter contains a complete asymptotically safe fixed point repulsive in all couplings. We then add two gauged Weyl fermions belonging to arbitrary representations of the semisimple gauge group and a complex, gauged scalar to the original gauge-fermion theory allowing for new Yukawa interactions and quartic scalar self-coupling. Consequently, we determine the first nontrivial order in 1/Nf for the Yukawa and quartic beta functions. Our work elucidates, consolidates, and extends results obtained earlier in the literature. We also acquire relevant knowledge about the dynamics of gauge-Yukawa theories beyond perturbation theory. Our findings are applicable to any extension of the standard model featuring a large number of fermions such as asymptotic safety.

TidsskriftPhysical Review D
Udgave nummer1
Antal sider18
StatusUdgivet - 1. jul. 2018

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