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Tom Kephart
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Spontaneous Breaking of Gauge Groups to Nonabelian Discrete Symmetries
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Many models of beyond Standard Model physics
connect
flavor symmetry with a discrete group. Having
this
symmetry arise spontaneously from a gauge
theory maintains
compatibility with quantum gravity and can
be used
to systematically prevent anomalies. We minimize
a
number of Higgs potentials that break gauge
groups
to nonabelian discrete symmetries of interest,
and
examine their scalar mass spectra.
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