Anson Hook (UMD)
“Relaxing the Higgs Mass”
We present a new approach to the Hierarchy problem utilizing self organized criticality. The Higgs mass is generically large, but when expanded around the minimum of the potential, the Higgs mass is small. This approach is analogous to models of the dilaton where the quartic is large at tree level, but is small when expanded around the minimum of the potential. The model presented is testable at colliders, in stellar environments and at fifth force experiments.