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  How would the discovery of Higgs Boson affect superstring theories?

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As we probably all know, a new particle similar to Higgs Boson has been discovered.

If this turns out to be true, standard model will get a boost (as the discovered mass almost equals to the prediction of standard model).

My question is what is the mass of higgs boson that superstring theories predict, and how would this discovery and its data affect superstring theories.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-17 04:13 (UCT), posted by SE-user Higgs Hooray
asked Jul 5, 2012 in Theoretical Physics by Higgs Hooray (25 points) [ no revision ]
retagged Apr 19, 2014 by dimension10
Related: physics.stackexchange.com/q/31242/2451

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-17 04:13 (UCT), posted by SE-user Qmechanic

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In the slides of this talk, Prof. Gordon Kane explains about a year ago how he and his colleagues obtain a higgs of about 125 GeV from their M-theory phenomenological model for example (slide 20). But string phenomenology is a whole industry now ...

As explained here the higgs is the first spinless particle experimentally discovered. Since string theory contains many scalar fields (I`m among them :-P ...) it can be interpretted (optimistically) as a hint that string theory is on the right track. In addition, the article contains three cool ways to look at the higgs boson from a stringy point of view.

answered Jul 5, 2012 by Dilaton (6,240 points) [ revision history ]

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