Unitarity implications of diboson resonance in the TeV region for Higgs physics

Preprint number: CP3-Origins-2015-26 DNRF90 and DIAS-2015-26
Authors: Giacomo Cacciapaglia (Universite Lyon I) and Mads Toudal Frandsen (CP3-Origins & DIAS)
External link: arXiv.org

We investigate the implications of a putative new resonance in the TeV region coupled to the weak bosons. By studying perturbative unitarity in longitudinal WW scattering, we find that a weakly coupled spin-1 resonance, that explains the ATLAS diboson excesses, is allowed with a SM-like Higgs. On the other hand, larger values of the resonance couplings, preferred in models of strong dynamics, would imply either sizeable reduction of the Higgs couplings or new physics, beyond the diboson resonance, at a few TeV.