A Nonperturbative Regulator for Chiral Gauge Theories
Dorota Grabowska University of Washington
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I discuss a new proposal for nonperturbatively defining chiral gauge theories, something that has resisted previous attempts. The proposal is a well defined field theoretic framework that contains mirror fermions with very soft form factors, which allows them to decouple, as well as ordinary fermions with conventional couplings. The construction makes use of an extra dimension, which localizes chiral zeromodes on the boundaries, and a four dimensional gauge field extended into the bulk via classical gradient flow. After explaining the set up, I consider open questions, such as the effects of topological gauge configurations and the viability of these theories, as well as possible exotic phenomenology in the Standard Model lurking at the low energy frontier.