I read Wikipedia on Technicolor (and understood some of it - I am not a scientist)

Can someone give me a layman's definition?

Is the technicolor theory dead now that the Higgs has been found? Can Technicolor exist along side the Higgs or is it an either-or thing?

  • 2
    $\begingroup$ As the Wikipedia article explains, “a Higgs-like boson with mass approximately $125\,\text{GeV/c}^2$ ... is not generically predicted by technicolor models, but can be accommodated by them.” $\endgroup$ – G. Smith Apr 23 '19 at 0:24
  • $\begingroup$ The vanilla version of Technicolor is dead as doornail, given the insurmountable obstacles like FCNC. That being said, some ad hoc variants of Technicolor are still hanging in there. $\endgroup$ – MadMax Apr 23 '19 at 14:00

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.