Date Thesis Awarded


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Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Science (BS)




Marc Sher

Committee Members

Gina Hoatson

Rowan Lockwood

Wouter Deconinck


We examined several 3-3-1 Models containing three unique lepton generations -- each generation has unique quantum numbers and uses the other generations to fully cancel anomalies. These models have been previously discussed in a paper published by Marc Sher and David Anderson [2]. Using new data from the LHC [5], we revisited the Higgs decays presented in these models, and analyzed their viability. Despite the theoretical possibility for extending the Standard Model, none of the models proposed by Anderson and Sher in 2005 have survived experimental verification. We will provide background information on the Standard Model, introduce some of the possible extensions of it, and then show how these extensions failed in comparison to experimental data.

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