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Wednesday 6th of March, 2013

Presented by Chala

Measuring Higgs Couplings at a Linear Collider

Higgs couplings can be measured at a linear collider with high precision. We estimate the uncertainties of such measurements, including theoretical errors. Based on these results we show an extrapolation for a combined analysis at a linear collider and a high-luminosity LHC.
Comments: 4 pages, 2 figures; v2: small text clarification, results unchanged, version to appear in EPL
Subjects: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology (hep-ph)
Report number: KA-TP-43-2012, SFB/CPP-12-101
Cite as: arXiv:1301.1322 [hep-ph]
  (or arXiv:1301.1322v2 [hep-ph] for this version)

Presented by Santiago

Renormalization of dimension-six operators relevant for the Higgs decay h -> γ γ

The discovery of the Higgs boson has opened a new window to test the SM through the measurements of its couplings. Of particular interest is the measured Higgs coupling to photons which arises in the SM at the one-loop level, and can then be significantly affected by new physics. We calculate the one-loop renormalization of the dimension-six operators relevant for h -> {\gamma} {\gamma}, which can be potentially important since it could, in principle, give log-enhanced contributions from operator mixing. We find however that there is no mixing from any current-current operator that could lead to this log-enhanced effect. We show how the right choice of operator basis can make this calculation simple. We then conclude that h -> {\gamma} {\gamma} (and also h -> {\gamma} Z) can only be affected by RG mixing from operators whose Wilson coefficients are expected to be of one-loop size, among them fermion dipole-moment operators which we have also included.
Comments: 16 pages
Subjects: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology (hep-ph)
Cite as: arXiv:1302.5661 [hep-ph]
  (or arXiv:1302.5661v1 [hep-ph] for this version)


Presented by Lizana

"Super"-Dilatation Symmetry of the Top-Higgs System

The top-Higgs system, consisting of top quark (LH doublet, RH singlet) and Higgs boson kinetic terms, with gauge fields set to zero, has an exact (modulo total divergences) symmetry where both fermion and Higgs fields are shifted and mixed in a supersymmetric fashion. The full Higgs-Yukawa interaction and Higgs-potential, including additional \sim 1/\Lambda^2 NJL-like interactions, also has this symmetry to O(1/\Lambda^4), up to null-operators. Thus the interaction lagrangian can be viewed as a power series in 1/\Lambda^2. The symmetry involves interplay of the Higgs quartic interaction with the Higgs-Yukawa interaction and implies the relationship, \lambda = \half g^2 between the top--Yukawa coupling, g, and Higgs quartic coupling, \lambda, at a high energy scale \Lambda >= few TeV. We interpret this to be a new physics scale. The top quark is massless in the symmetric phase, satisfying the Nambu-Goldstone theorem. The fermionic shift part of the current is \propto (1-H^\dagger H/v^2), owing to the interplay of \lambda and g, and vanishes in the broken phase. Hence the Nambu-Goldstone theorem is trivially evaded in the broken phase and the top quark becomes heavy (it is not a Goldstino). We have m_t=m_h, subject to radiative corrections that can in principle pull the Higgs into concordance with experiment.
Comments: Invited Plenary Talk at SCGT12, "KMI-GCOE Workshop on Strong Coupling Gauge Theories in the LHC Perspective", 4-7 Dec. 2012, Nagoya University
Subjects: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology (hep-ph)
Report number: FERMILAB-CONF-13-039-T
Cite as: arXiv:1302.1487 [hep-ph]
  (or arXiv:1302.1487v2 [hep-ph] for this version)