- Department of Physics, Osaka University
- Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan
- Room : Science H719
- Phone/fax : +81 - 6 - 6850 - 5340
- E-mail : hosotani (followed by) @het.phys.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp
News* We organized international workshops at Osaka University.
"Toward Extra-dimensions on the Lattice"
at H701, Department of Physics, Osaka University, March 13 - 15, 2013
"Extra Dimensions in the Era of the LHC"
at Sigma Hall, Osaka University, December 12 - 14, 2011
Frontier Science for High School Students : Saturday Afternoon Physics
Osaka University News Letter, 2012 Winter issue, p.13 - p.14
"Not So Beautiful" Standard Model -- for the unification of four forces
Nihon-Keizai Newspaper Online, 12 August 2012
TWO MYSTERY PARTICLES : They are the same!? Dark matter = Higgs bosons
Yomiuri Newspaper, 5 Jan. 2010, front page
Yomiuri Online 5 Jan 2010
Yomiuri Newspaper, 17 Jan. 2010
What are the most fundamental building blocks of matter?
What is the origin of quarks and leptons? How do they interact with each other?
How are all the interactions unified? How was the universe born? How has it evolved to the present?
These are the questions we are going to answer.
The biggest mysteries in current physics are the Higgs boson and dark matter. A Higgs-like boson was found at LHC in 2012. Yet we do not know its true character. The issue is to pin down the structure of the unification of forces. There may be supersymmetry and extra-dimensional space behind them. The ultimate unification of all interactions including gravity becomes possible in superstring theory.
We are proposing new ideas. In the gauge-Higgs unification scenario the Higgs boson is unified with gauge fields in higher dimensions by the Hosotani mechanism. The TeV scale gravity may reveal itself as blackhole production at the LHC. We are entering a new era in which the notion of spacetime itself is revolutionized.