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    Asymptotically Safe Higgs Inflation

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    We construct a new inflation model in which the standard model Higgs boson couples minimally to gravity and acts as the inflaton. Our construction of Higgs inflation incorporates the standard model with Einstein gravity which exhibits asymptotic safety in the ultraviolet region. The slow roll condition is satisfied at large field value due to the asymptotically safe behavior of Higgs self-coupling at high energies. We find that this minimal construction is highly predictive, and is consistent with both cosmological observations and collider experiments.Comment: 16pp, to match JCAP Final Version, only minor refinements, references adde

    Extending Higgs Inflation with TeV Scale New Physics

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    Higgs inflation is among the most economical and predictive inflation models, although the original Higgs inflation requires tuning the Higgs or top mass away from its current experimental value by more than 2Οƒ2\sigma deviations, and generally gives a negligible tensor-to-scalar ratio r∼10βˆ’3r \sim 10^{-3} (if away from the vicinity of critical point). In this work, we construct a minimal extension of Higgs inflation, by adding only two new weak-singlet particles at TeV scale, a vector-quark TT and a real scalar SS. The presence of singlets (T,S)(T, S) significantly impact the renormalization group running of the Higgs boson self-coupling. With this, our model provides a wider range of the tensor-to-scalar ratio r=O(0.1βˆ’10βˆ’3)r = O(0.1 - 10^{-3}), consistent with the favored rr values by either BICEP2 or Planck data, while keeping the successful prediction of the spectral index ns≃0.96 n_s \simeq 0.96 . It further allows the Higgs and top masses to fully fit the collider measurements. We also discuss implications for searching the predicted TeV-scale vector-quark TT and scalar SS at the LHC and future high energy pp colliders.Comment: 20pp, to match JCAP Final Versio

    Spontaneous Spacetime Reduction and Unitary Weak Boson Scattering at the LHC

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    Theories of quantum gravity predict spacetime dimensions to become reduced at high energies, a striking phenomenon known as spontaneous dimensional reduction (SDR). We construct an effective electroweak theory based on the standard model (SM) and incorporate the TeV-scale SDR, which exhibits good high energy behavior and ensures the unitarity of weak gauge boson scattering. This also provides a natural solution to the hierarchy problem in the presence of scalar Higgs boson. We demonstrate that this model predicts unitary longitudinal weak boson scattering, and can be discriminated from the conventional 4d SM by the WW scattering experiments at the CERN LHC.Comment: Phys. Lett. B (in Press). arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:1112.102
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