We present the computer code RECOLA2 along with the first NLO electroweak corrections to Higgs production in vector-boson fusion and updated results for Higgs strahlung in the Two-Higgs-Doublet Model and Higgs-Singlet extension of the Standard Model. A fully automated procedure for the generation of tree-level and one-loop matrix elements in general models, including ...

The Poincaré algebra can be extended (non-centrally) to the Maxwell algebra and beyond. These extensions are relevant for describing particle dynamics in electromagnetic backgrounds and possibly including the backreaction due the presence of multipoles. We point out a relation of this construction to free Lie algebras that gives a unified description of all possible kinematic ...

We examine the constraints on the trilinear Higgs coupling λ that originate from associated (V h) and vector boson fusion (VBF) Higgs production in pp collisions in the context of the Standard Model effective field theory. The 1-loop contributions to pp → Vh and pp → jjh that stem from insertions of the dimension-6 operator O 6 = −λ (H † H)3 are calculated and combined with the \( ...

We discuss the generation of small neutrino masses from d = 7 1-loop diagrams. We first systematically analyze all possible d = 7 1-loop topologies. There is a total of 48 topologies, but only 8 of these can lead to “genuine” d = 7 neutrino masses. Here, we define genuine models to be models in which neither d = 5 nor d = 7 tree-level masses nor ad = 51-loop mass appear, such that ...

Aspects of black hole thermodynamics and information loss can be derived as a consequence of Virasoro symmetry. To bolster the connection between Virasoro conformal blocks and AdS3 quantum gravity, we study sl(2) Chern-Simons Wilson line networks and revisit the idea that they compute a variety of CFT2 observables, including Virasoro OPE blocks, exactly. We verify this in the ...

We study four-dimensional SU(N) Yang-Mills theory on \( \mathbb{R}\times {\mathbb{T}}^3=\mathbb{R}\times {S}_A^1\times {S}_B^1\times {S}_C^1 \), with a twisted boundary condition by a ℤ N center symmetry imposed on S B 1 × S C 1 . This setup has no IR zero modes and hence is free from IR divergences which could spoil trans-series expansion for physical observables. Moreover, we ...

We study the partition function of odd-dimensional conformal field theories placed on spheres with a squashed metric. We establish that the round sphere provides a local extremum for the free energy which, in general, is not a global extremum. In addition, we show that the leading quadratic correction to the free energy around this extremum is proportional to the coefficient, C T , ...

The Minimal Lepton Flavour Violation (MLFV) framework is discussed after the recent indication for CP violation in the leptonic sector. Among the three distinct versions of MLFV, the one with degenerate right-handed neutrinos will be disfavoured, if this indication is confirmed. The predictions for leptonic radiative rare decays and muon conversion in nuclei are analysed, ...

By measuring the substructure of a jet, one can assign it a “quark” or “gluon” tag. In the eikonal (double-logarithmic) limit, quark/gluon discrimination is determined solely by the color factor of the initiating parton (C F versus C A ). In this paper, we confront the challenges faced when going beyond this leading-order understanding, using both parton-shower generators and ...

We investigate the behaviour of the bosonic string on AdS3 with H-flux at stringy scales, looking in particular for a ‘tensionless’ limit in which there are massless higher spin gauge fields. We do this by revisiting the physical spectrum of the \( \mathfrak{s}\mathfrak{l}{\left(2,\ \mathbb{R}\right)}_k \) WZW model and considering the limit in which k becomes small. At k = 3 we ...

In this paper we discuss the supersymmetric localization of the 4D \( \mathcal{N} \) = 2 offshell gauged supergravity on the background of the AdS4 neutral topological black hole, which is the gravity dual of the ABJM theory defined on the boundary \( {\mathrm{S}}^1\times {\mathrm{\mathbb{H}}}^2 \). We compute the large-N expansion of the supergravity partition function. The result ...

Dyonic 1/4-BPS states in Type IIB string theory compactified on K3 × T 2 are counted by meromorphic Jacobi forms. The finite parts of these functions, which are mixed mock Jacobi forms, account for the degeneracy of states stable throughout the moduli space of the compactification. In this paper, we obtain an exact asymptotic expansion for their Fourier coefficients, refining the ...

We calculate power corrections to TMD factorization for particle production by gluon-gluon fusion in hadron-hadron collisions.

We propose the first viable radiative seesaw model, in which the neutrino masses are induced radiatively via the two-loop Feynman diagram involving Strongly Interacting Massive Particles (SIMP). The stability of SIMP dark matter (DM) is ensured by a ℤ 5 discrete symmetry, through which the DM annihilation rate is dominated by the 3 → 2 self-annihilating processes. The right amount ...

Some anomalies in the processes b → sℓℓ (ℓ = μ, e) and \( b\to c\ell {\overline{\nu}}_{\ell } \) (ℓ = τ, μ, e), in particular in the observables R K and \( {R}_{D^{{}_{\left(\ast \right)}}} \), have been found by the BaBar, LHCb and Belle collaborations, leading to a possible lepton flavor universality violation. If these anomalies were confirmed they would inevitably lead to ...

Hidden sector glueball dark matter is well motivated by string theory, compactifications of which often have extra gauge groups uncoupled to the visible sector. We study the dynamics of glueballs in theories with a period of late time primordial matter domination followed by a low final reheating temperature due to a gravitationally coupled modulus. Compared to scenarios with a ...

New physics, that is too heavy to be produced directly, can leave measurable imprints on the tails of kinematic distributions at the LHC. We use energetic QCD processes to perform novel measurements of the Standard Model (SM) Effective Field Theory. We show that the dijet invariant mass spectrum, and the inclusive jet transverse momentum spectrum, are sensitive to a dimension 6 ...

The exact renormalization group is used to study the RG flow of quantities in field theories. The basic idea is to write an evolution operator for the flow and evaluate it in perturbation theory. This is easier than directly solving the differential equation. This is illustrated by reproducing known results in four dimensional ϕ 4 field theory and the two dimensional Sine-Gordon ...

The analogues of giant magnon configurations are studied on the string world sheet in the lambda background. This is a discrete deformation of the AdS5×S 5 background that preserves the integrability of the world sheet theory. Giant magnon solutions are generated using the dressing method and their dispersion relation is found. This reduces to the usual dyonic giant magnon ...

We introduce a method to compute one-loop soft functions for exclusive N - jet processes at hadron colliders, allowing for different definitions of the algorithm that determines the jet regions and of the measurements in those regions. In particular, we generalize the N -jettiness hemisphere decomposition of ref. [1] in a manner that separates the dependence on the jet boundary ...

There is an ambiguity in the gauge group of the Standard Model. The group is G = SU(3) × SU(2) × U(1)/Γ, where Γ is a subgroup of Z 6 which cannot be determined by current experiments. We describe how the electric, magnetic and dyonic line operators of the theory depend on the choice of Γ. We also explain how the periodicity of the theta angles, associated to each factor of G, ...

We show that the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy of a class of BPS electrically charged rotating black holes in AdS5 × S 5 can be obtained by a simple extremization principle. We expect that this extremization corresponds to the attractor mechanism for BPS rotating black holes in five-dimensional gauged supergravity, which is still unknown. The expression to be extremized has a ...

A search for magnetic monopoles using five years of data recorded with the ANTARES neutrino telescope from January 2008 to December 2012 with a total live time of 1121 days is presented. The analysis is carried out in the range β > 0.6 of magnetic monopole velocities using a strategy based on run-by-run Monte Carlo simulations. No signal above the background expectation from ...

We extend a well-known D-brane construction of the AdS/dCFT correspondence to non-abelian defects. We focus on the bulk side of the correspondence and show that there exists a regime of parameters in which the low-energy description consists of two approximately decoupled sectors. The two sectors are gravity in the ambient spacetime, and a six-dimensional supersymmetric Yang-Mills ...

In BV formalism we can consider a Lagrangian submanifold as a gauge condition. Starting with the BV action functional we construct a closed form on the space of Lagrangian submanifolds. If the action functional is invariant with respect to some group H and Λ is an H-invariant family of Lagrangian submanifold then under certain conditions we construct a form on Λ that descends to a ...