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Higgs Decays in Gauge Extensions of the Standard Model

April 1, 2014 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Presenter 
Don Bunk, Syracuse University
Location 
Building 362, Room E188
Type 
Seminar
Series 
HEP Theoretical Physics Seminar
Abstract:
I will explore the phenomenology of virtual spin-1 contributions to the h to gamma gamma and h to Z gamma decay rates in gauge extensions of the standard model. We consider generic lorentz and gauge invariant vector self-interactions, which can have non-trivial structure after diagonalizing the quadratic part of the action. Such features are phenomenologically relevant in models where the electroweak gauge bosons mix with additional spin-1 fields, such as occurs in little higgs models, extra dimensional models, strongly coupled variants of electroweak symmetry breaking, and other gauge extensions of the standard model.