Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Physics and Astronomy
We review the role of the effective field theories in modern physics, especially modern elementary particle physics. We provide field-theoretical description of the three effective field theories: chiral perturbation theory, heavy-quark effective theory and Randall-Sundrum (RS) Model. Applications of these formalisms in the particle physics research are discussed, ranging from B-physics and baryon physics to search for the first RS Kaluza-Klein graviton mode via gluon-fusion process at the LHC.
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Antipin, Oleg, "Applications of effective field theories within and beyond the Standard Model" (2008). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 15801.