Electroweak precision tests in high-energy diboson processes

Roberto Franceschini, Giuliano Panico, Alex Pomarol, Francesco Riva, Andrea Wulzer

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© 2018, The Author(s). A promising avenue to perform precision tests of the SM at the LHC is to measure differential cross-sections at high invariant mass, exploiting in this way the growth with the energy of the corrections induced by heavy new physics. We classify the leading growing-with-energy effects in longitudinal diboson and in associated Higgs production processes, showing that they can be encapsulated in four real “high-energy primary” parameters. We assess the reach on these parameters at the LHC and at future hadronic colliders, focusing in particular on the fully leptonic W Z channel that appears particularly promising. The reach is found to be superior to existing constraints by one order of magnitude, providing a test of the SM electroweak sector at the per-mille level, in competition with LEP bounds. Unlike LHC run-1 bounds, which only apply to new physics effects that are much larger than the SM in the high-energy tail of the distributions, the probe we study applies to a wider class of new physics scenarios where such large departures are not expected.
Original languageEnglish
Article number111
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018


  • Beyond Standard Model
  • Effective Field Theories


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