Top Signatures From Composite Higgs Theories

Preprint number: CP3-Origins-2016-48 DNRF90
Author: Natascia Vignaroli (CP3-Origins)
External link: arXiv.org

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Many compelling theories to address the Higgs hierarchy problem predict strong interactions between the top and a sector of New Physics. In minimal composite Higgs models (CHM), the top interactions with a BSM strongly-interacting sector give the leading contribution to trigger the EWSB and generate a light mass for the pseudo-NG Higgs. This implies that new composite states (vector-like top-partners, composite vector resonances, new composite scalars) dominantly interact with third-generation quarks and, when produced at colliders, generate top quarks in the final state. I will indicate interesting signatures involving top quarks for CHM discovery/test at the LHC and future colliders.