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## Main Question or Discussion Point

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http://arxiv.org/abs/0912.0208

Mikhail Shaposhnikov, Christof Wetterich

(Submitted on 1 Dec 2009 (v1), last revised 12 Jan 2010 (this version, v2))

There are indications that gravity is asymptotically safe. The

8 pages

http://inspirehep.net/record/838565?ln=en

155 citations

in this paper and in others,

in their proposal of the

if true, how would this impact string/M theory research and super gravity?

the authors argue there is no supersymmetry, no grand unification, no extra dimensions, dimensions set at 4, no new physics from fermi scale to planck scale, dark matter is sterile neutrinos, not neutralinos of SUSY,

http://arxiv.org/abs/0912.0208

**Asymptotic safety of gravity and the Higgs boson mass**Mikhail Shaposhnikov, Christof Wetterich

(Submitted on 1 Dec 2009 (v1), last revised 12 Jan 2010 (this version, v2))

There are indications that gravity is asymptotically safe. The

**Standard Model (SM) plus gravity could be valid up to arbitrarily high energies**. Supposing that this is indeed the case and**assuming that there are no intermediate energy scales between the Fermi and Planck scales**we address the question of whether the mass of the Higgs boson mH can be predicted. For a positive gravity induced anomalous dimension Aλ>0 the running of the quartic scalar self interaction λ at scales beyond the Planck mass is determined by a fixed point at zero. This results in mH=mmin=126 GeV, with only a few GeV uncertainty. This prediction is independent of the details of the short distance running and holds for a wide class of extensions of the SM as well. For Aλ<0 one finds mH in the interval mmin<mH<mmax≃174 GeV, now sensitive to Aλ and other properties of the short distance running. The case Aλ>0 is favored by explicit computations existing in the literature.8 pages

http://inspirehep.net/record/838565?ln=en

155 citations

in this paper and in others,

**Asymptotic safety of gravity and the Higgs boson mass they calculate the Higgs boson to be 126 GEV in 2009 about 5 years before its discovery. a concrete and falsifiable prediction.**in their proposal of the

**Neutrino Minimal Standard Model**if true, how would this impact string/M theory research and super gravity?

the authors argue there is no supersymmetry, no grand unification, no extra dimensions, dimensions set at 4, no new physics from fermi scale to planck scale, dark matter is sterile neutrinos, not neutralinos of SUSY,

**Neutrino Minimal Standard Model**with**Asymptotic safety of gravity is final theory.****they also claim vaccuum stability as another prediction.****how would the widespread acceptance of this theory impact string/m theory research?**