Universal relations in composite Higgs models

Da Liu*, Ian Low, Zhewei Yin

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We initiate a phenomenological study of “universal relations” in composite Higgs models, which are dictated by nonlinear shift symmetries acting on the 125 GeV Higgs boson. These are relations among one Higgs couplings with two electroweak gauge bosons (HVV), two Higgses couplings with two electroweak gauge bosons (HHVV), one Higgs couplings with three electroweak gauge bosons (HVVV), as well as triple gauge boson couplings (TGC), which are all controlled by a single input parameter: the decay constant f of the pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone Higgs boson. Assuming custodial invariance in strong sector, the relation is independent of the symmetry breaking pattern in the UV, for an arbitrary symmetric coset G/H. The complete list of corrections to HVV, HHVV, HVVV and TGC couplings in composite Higgs models is presented to all orders in 1/f , and up to four-derivative level, without referring to a particular G/H. We then present several examples of universal relations in ratios of coefficients which could be extracted experimentally. Measuring the universal relation requires a precision sensitive to effects of dimension-8 operators in the effective Lagrangian and highlights the importance of verifying the tensor structure of HHVV interactions in the standard model, which remains untested to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number170
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2019


  • Phenomenological Models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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