NLO inspired effective Lagrangians for Higgs physics. (English) Zbl 1262.81246

Summary: Either late autumn this year or latest early next year ATLAS/CMS should have results with 2-3 times the current data which might give first clues on the couplings of the light narrow resonance discovered at the LHC in July 2012, compatible with the Higgs boson of the Standard Model. A strategy for measuring deviations from the Standard Model can be based on using the “full” Standard Model, including all available QCD and electroweak higher-order corrections, and supplement it with \(d=6\) local operators. Their Wilson coefficients are assumed to be small enough that they can be treated at leading order. Examples of the connection of local operators with BSM Lagrangians are presented as well as a discussion of Lagrangians with/without decoupling of heavy degrees of freedom. The whole strategy is critically reviewed in the light of internal consistency and an “Effective NLO Approximation” is proposed.


81V22 Unified quantum theories
81T18 Feynman diagrams
81V80 Quantum optics
70S05 Lagrangian formalism and Hamiltonian formalism in mechanics of particles and systems


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