Jan 14 – 17, 2019
IST, Lisboa, Portugal
Europe/Lisbon timezone

The W-boson contribution to the decays H → Z/γ + γ in the Standard Model revisited

Jan 16, 2019, 10:10 AM
Anfiteatro Abreu Faro (IST, Lisboa, Portugal)

Anfiteatro Abreu Faro

IST, Lisboa, Portugal

Av Rovisco Pais 1049-001 Lisboa Portugal


Helmut Eberl (HEPHY Vienna)


We have calculated the W-loop SM contribution to the amplitude of the decay H → Z + γ and also for H → γ + γ in the Rξ-gauge using dimensional regularization (DimReg) and in the unitary gauge through the dispersion method. We show that the results of the calculations with DimReg and the dispersion method, adopting the boundary condition at the limit MW → 0 defined by the Goldstone boson equivalence theorem (GBET), completely coincide. This implies that DimReg is compatible with the dispersion method obeying the GBET. Thus, our results also agree with the “classical” ones. The advantage of the applied dispersion method is that we work with finite quantities and no regularization is required.

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