The legacy of HL-LHC for the Standard Model EFT

Maggio 19, 2021@11:00 am–12:00 pm

Seminario di Fenomenologia – Dr. Riccardo Torre (INFN Sezione di Genova)

The LHC and HL-LHC physics program is not even half-way and the absence of new physics signals claims for a strategy to build what will be the HL-LHC legacy in terms of new physics searches. The lack of signals of light new physics have put the model independent Effective Field Theory (EFT) approach forefront in looking for deviations of observables from their Standard Model predictions. There are mainly three directions in which the EFT program is meeting precision and is expanding its potentials: on-shell Higgs measurements, low energy observables (flavor), and high energy precision. These three are generally described by different sectors of the Standard Model EFT (SMEFT): schematically, Higgs on-shell observables correspond to Higher Dimensional Operators (HDO) involving additional Higgs fields, flavor observables to SMEFT operators at scales well below the EW gauge boson masses (both flavor violating and flavor conserving), while high energy observables correspond to similar operators at scales much above the EW gauge boson masses. Obviously, exploiting the interplay of the three, and combining their information, becomes crucial in building an overall picture.
In this talk I will introduce the three directions highlighted above and then focus on the third: high energy precision. I will introduce the concept of BSM measurements (to be contrasted with SM measurements and BSM searches) and try to motivate why, in my view, this will be the crucial step needed to build what could become the HL-LHC legacy.

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Topic: Theory and Pheno seminars
Meeting ID: 857 318 5271