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Role of low-energy observables in precision Higgs boson analyses (15' + 5')

Aug 4, 2016, 6:40 PM
Chicago 10

Chicago 10

Oral Presentation Higgs Physics Higgs Physics


Alexey Petrov (Wayne State University)


A conventional approach to precision calculations of Higgs boson observables uses quark masses $m_c$ and $m_b$ as inputs. However, quark masses are single numbers that hide a variety of low-energy data from which they are extracted, and also hide the various sources of theoretical uncertainties and correlations with additional input parameters such as $\alpha_s$. Higher-precision calculations, which are needed to give meaning to future measurements, require more direct engagement with the low-energy data in a global analysis. We present an initial calculation in this direction, which illustrates the procedure and reveals some of the theory uncertainties that challenge subpercent determinations of Higgs boson partial widths.

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Alexey Petrov (Wayne State University)


James Daniel Wells (University of Michigan (US)) Stefan Pokorski (University of Warsaw (PL)) Zhengkang Zhang (University of Michigan)

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