A Higgs or Not a Higgs? What to Do if You Discover a New Scalar Particle

  title={A Higgs or Not a Higgs? What to Do if You Discover a New Scalar Particle},
  author={C. Burgess and J. Matias and M. Pospelov},
  journal={International Journal of Modern Physics A},
  • C. Burgess, J. Matias, M. Pospelov
  • Published 2002
  • Physics
  • International Journal of Modern Physics A
  • We show how to systematically analyze what may be inferred should a new scalar particle be discovered in collider experiments. Our approach is systematic in the sense that we perform the analysis in a manner which minimizes a priori theoretical assumptions as to the nature of the scalar particle. For instance, we do not immediately make the common assumption that a new scalar particle is a Higgs boson, and so must interact with a strength proportional to the mass of the particles with which it… CONTINUE READING
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