Jul 3 – 8, 2016
The University of Melbourne
Australia/Melbourne timezone

Light scalars in composite Higgs models in the light of LHC di-boson searches

Jul 5, 2016, 5:30 PM
Alice Hoy Room 242

Alice Hoy Room 242

Talk Non-SUSY and Exotics Non-SUSY and Exotics


Dr Thomas Flacke (Korea University)


Models of compositeness can successfully address the origin of the Higgs boson as a pseudo-Goldstone of a spontaneously broken global symmetry, and flavour physics via the partial compositeness mechanism. If the dynamics is generated by a simple underlying theory defined in terms of a confining gauge group with fermionic matter content, there exists only a finite set of models that have the correct properties to account for a composite Higgs and composite top partners at the same time. As a prediction of these models, one obtains additional light composite scalars. We study the phenomenology of these additional scalars in the light of di-boson resonance searches at LHC.

This presentation is based on JHEP 1511 (2015) 201, arXiv:1512.04508, arXiv:1512.07242, and work to be completed, soon.

Primary author

Dr Thomas Flacke (Korea University)

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