TH BSM Forum

Custodial Leptons and Higgs Decays

by Florian Goertz (ETH Zurich)

Thursday, 11 April 2013 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 4-2-011 - TH common room )
In this talk, I will describe the effects of extended fermion sectors, respecting custodial symmetry, on Higgs production and decay. The resulting protection for the Z->b_L b_L and Z->\tau_R\tau_R decays allows for potentially interesting signals in Higgs physics, while maintaining the good agreement of the Standard Model with precision tests. The setups will be motivated as the low energy effective theories of the composite Higgs models MCHM_5 and MCHM_10 - the spectra can be identified with the light custodians present in these theories. I will show that these describe the relevant physics in the fermion sectors in a simplified and transparent way. In contrast to previous studies of composite models, the impact of a realistic lepton sector on the Higgs decays is taken into account.