A universally enhanced light-quarks Yukawa couplings paradigm

25 Jul 2018, 17:40
Room B

Room B


Dr Shaouly Bar-Shalom (Technion, Israel)


We propose that natural TeV-scale new physics (NP) with $O(1)$ couplings to the standard model (SM) quarks may lead to a universal enhancement of the Yukawa couplings of all the light quarks, perhaps to a size comparable to that of the SM b-quark Yukawa coupling, i.e., $y_q ∼ O(y_b^{SM})$ for $q = u, d, c, s$. I will discuss this scenario in an effective field theory (EFT) extension of the SM, and show that the potential EFT contribution to the light quarks Yukawa couplings is $y_q ∼ O \left(f \frac{v^2}{\Lambda^2} \right)$, where $\Lambda$ is the typical scale of the underlying heavy NP and $f$ depends on its properties and details. For example, with $\Lambda ∼ 1.5$ TeV and natural NP couplings $f ∼ O(1)$, one obtains $y_q ∼ 0.025 ∼ y_b^{SM}$. I will also discuss this enhanced light quarks Yukawa paradigm in extensions of the SM which contain TeV-scale vector-like quarks (VLQ) and match them to the EFT description. The flavor structure and the constraints on this scenario will also be explored as well as the resulting “smoking gun” signals that should be searched for at the LHC, e.g., multi-Higgs production $pp \to hh, ~ hhh$ and single Higgs production in association with a high $p_T$ jet or photon and with a single top-quark, i.e., $pp \to hj,~hγ$ and $pp \to ht$.

Parallel Session Electroweak, Top and Higgs Physics

Primary authors

Dr Shaouly Bar-Shalom (Technion, Israel) Dr Amarjit Soni (BNL, USA)

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