Renormalization of dimension-six operators relevant for the Higgs decays h → γγ, γz

J. Elias-Miró, J. R. Espinosa, E. Masso, A. Pomarol

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The discovery of the Higgs boson has opened a new window to test the SM through the measurements of its couplings. Of particular interest is the measured Higgs coupling to photons which arises in the SM at the one-loop level, and can then be significantly affected by new physics. We calculate the one-loop renormalization of the dimension- six operators relevant for h → γγ, γZ, which can be potentially important since it could, in principle, give log-enhanced contributions from operator mixing. We find however that there is no mixing from any current-current operator that could lead to this log-enhanced effect. We show how the right choice of operator basis can make this calculation simple. We then conclude that h → γγ, γZ can only be affected by RG mixing from operators whose Wilson coefficients are expected to be of one-loop size, among them fermion dipole-moment operators which we have also included. © 2013 SISSA.
Original languageEnglish
Article number033
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2013


  • Beyond Standard Model
  • Higgs Physics
  • Renormalization Group


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