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Anomalous Z′ and diboson resonances at the LHC

AbstractWe propose novel collider searches which can significantly improve the LHC reach to new gauge bosons Z′ with mixed anomalies with the electroweak (EW) gauge group. Such a Z′ necessarily acquires a Chern-Simons coupling to the EW gauge bosons and these couplings can drive both exotic Z decays into Z′γ if the new gauge boson is sufficiently light, as well as Z′ decays into...

On dark matter interactions with the Standard Model through an anomalous Z′

We study electroweak scale Dark Matter (DM) whose interactions with baryonic matter are mediated by a heavy anomalous Z′. We emphasize that when the DM is a Majorana particle, its low-velocity annihilations are dominated by loop suppressed annihilations into the gauge bosons, rather than by p-wave or chirally suppressed annihilations into the SM fermions. Because the Z ′ is...

SUSY meets her twin

We investigate the general structure of mirror symmetry breaking in the Twin Higgs scenario. We show, using the IR effective theory, that a significant gain in fine tuning can be achieved if the symmetry is broken hardly. We emphasize that weakly coupled UV completions can naturally accommodate this scenario. We analyze SUSY UV completions and present a simple Twin SUSY model...

Precision Drell-Yan measurements at the LHC and implications for the diphoton excess

Precision measurements of the Drell-Yan (DY) cross sections at the LHC constrain new physics scenarios that involve new states with electroweak (EW) charges. We analyze these constraints and apply them to models that can address the LHC diphoton excess at 750 GeV. We confront these findings with LEP EW precision tests and show that DY provides stronger constraints than the LEP...

Indirect constraints on the scalar di-photon resonance at the LHC

Motivated by the tantalizing excesses recently reported in the di-photon invariant mass spectrum at the LHC, we scrutinize some implications of scalar di-photon resonances in high energy proton-proton collisions. In particular, indications of a large width impose several challenges for model building. We show how calculability and unitarity considerations severely limit possible...

Unbroken SU(2) at a 100 TeV collider

Anson Hook 1 Andrey Katz 0 0 Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature, Jefferson Physical Laboratory, Harvard University , Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A 1 School of Natural Sciences, Institute for

Complementarity of DM searches in a consistent simplified model: the case of Z ′

We analyze the constraints from direct and indirect detection on fermionic Majorana Dark Matter (DM). Because the interaction with the Standard Model (SM) particles is spin-dependent, a priori the constraints that one gets from neutrino telescopes, the LHC, direct and indirect detection experiments are comparable. We study the complementarity of these searches in a particular...

Higgs couplings and electroweak phase transition

Andrey Katz 1 Maxim Perelstein 0 0 Laboratory for Elementary Particle Physics, Cornell University, Newman Laboratory , Ithaca, NY 14853, U.S.A 1 Department of Physics, Harvard University , 17 Oxford

Naturalness in the dark at the LHC

We revisit the Twin Higgs scenario as a “dark” solution to the little hierarchy problem, identify the structure of a minimal model and its viable parameter space, and analyze its collider implications. In this model, dark naturalness generally leads to Hidden Valley phenomenology. The twin particles, including the top partner, are all Standard-Model-neutral, but naturalness...

Naturalness, b → sγ, and SUSY heavy Higgses

We explore naturalness constraints on the masses of the heavy Higgs bosons H 0 , H ±, and A 0 in supersymmetric theories. We show that, in any extension of MSSM which accommodates the 125 GeV Higgs at the tree level, one can derive an upper bound on the SUSY Higgs masses from naturalness considerations. As is well-known for the MSSM, these bounds become weak at large tan...

Pulling out all the stops: searching for RPV SUSY with stop-jets

If the lighter stop eigenstate decays directly to two jets via baryonic R-parity violation, it could have escaped existing LHC and Tevatron searches in four-jet events, even for masses as small as 100 GeV. In order to recover sensitivity in the face of increasingly harsh trigger requirements at the LHC, we propose a search for stop pairs in the highly-boosted regime, using the...