Collider Tests of (Composite) Diphoton Resonances

Preprint number: CP3-Origins-2016-8 DNRF90 and DIAS-2016-8
Authors: Emiliano Molinaro (CP3-Origins & DIAS), Francesco Sannino (CP3-Origins & DIAS), and Natascia Vignaroli (CP3-Origins & DIAS)
External link: arXiv.org

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We analyze the Large Hadron Collider sensitivity to new pseudoscalar resonances decaying into diphoton with masses up to scales of few TeVs. We focus on minimal scenarios where the production mechanisms involve either photon or top-mediated gluon fusion, partially motivated by the tantalizing excess around 750 GeV reported by ATLAS and CMS. The two scenarios lead respectively to a narrow and a wide resonance.
We first provide a model-independent analysis via effective operators and then introduce minimal models of composite dynamics where the diphoton channel is characterized by their topological sector. The relevant state here is the pseudoscalar associated with the axial anomaly of the new composite dynamics. If the Standard Model top mass is generated via four-fermion operators the coupling of this state to the top remarkably explains the wide-width resonance reported by ATLAS.
Beyond the excess, our analysis paves the way to test dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking via topological sectors.