Jul 5 – 12, 2017
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Flavour Physics meets Heavy Higgs Searches

Jul 6, 2017, 3:45 PM
Room Welles (Palazzo del Casinò)

Room Welles

Palazzo del Casinò

Parallel Talk Higgs and New Physics Higgs and new physics


Ayan Paul (INFN, Sezione di Roma)


We point out that the stringent lower bounds on the masses of additional neutral and charged Higgs bosons crucially depend on the flavour structure of their Yukawa interactions. We show that these bounds can easily be evaded when flavour violation is allowed in the Higgs sector. As an illustration, we study the phenomenology of a two Higgs doublet model with a Yukawa texture arising from charging the right-handed top quarks under a new $U(1)_{PQ}$ symmetry, as arising from a variant axion model. We combine constraints from both low energy flavour physics measurements, LHC measurements of Higgs boson rates, and LHC searches for new Higgs bosons. We propose novel LHC searches for heavy Higgs bosons that could be performed in the coming years to unravel the existence of these new Higgs bosons.

Primary authors

Stefania Gori (Perimeter Institute/Cincinnati University) Christophe Grojean (DESY (Hamburg) and Humboldt University (Berlin)) Aurelio Juste Rozas (ICREA and IFAE (ES)) Ayan Paul (INFN, Sezione di Roma)

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