The S parameter for a light composite Higgs: a dispersion relation approach

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We derive a dispersion relation for the S parameter in the SO(5)/SO(4) Minimal Composite Higgs model. This generalizes the Peskin-Takeuchi formula to the case when a light Higgs boson is present in the spectrum. Our result combines an IR effect due to the reduction in the Higgs boson couplings with a UV contribution from the strong sector. It also includes a finite matching term, achieving a very good relative accuracy O(m h /m ρ ). We apply our formula in several toy examples, modeling the UV spectral density via Vector Meson Dominance.


Beyond Standard Model Technicolor and Composite Models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique ThéoriqueParisFrance
  2. 2.CERN, Theory DivisionGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.Faculté de PhysiqueUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance

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