Pseudo-observables in Higgs decays

28 Apr 2015, 11:45


WG3 Electroweak Physics and Beyond the Standard Model WG3+WG4 Joint session


David Marzocca (University of Zurich)


We introduce a set of pseudo-observables, defined from the on-shell amplitudes, characterizing the properties of Higgs decays in generic extensions of the Standard Model with no new particles below the Higgs mass. These provide a systematic generalization of the kappa framework used by the LHC experiments. The pseudo-observabls allow for a systematic inclusion of higher order QED and QCD corrections, and can be computed in any EFT approach to Higgs physics. Symmetries of the new-physics sector, such as CP invariance, lepton-universality, and custodial symmetry, imply relations among the pseudo-observables, which could be tested directly from Higgs data.

Primary authors

Admir Greljo (Institute Jozef Stefan) David Marzocca (University of Zurich) Gino Isidori (Universitaet Zuerich (CH)) Martin Gonzalez-Alonso (IPN Lyon)

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