The composite Higgs and light resonance connection

Alex Pomarol, Francesco Riva

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Weinberg sum-rules have been used in the past to successfully predict the electromagnetic contribution to the charged-pion mass as a function of the meson masses. Following the same approach we calculate in the minimal composite Higgs model (MCHM) the Higgs mass as a function of the fermionic resonance masses. The simplicity of the method allows us to study several versions of the MCHM and show that a Higgs with a mass around 125 GeV requires, quite generically, fermionic resonances below the TeV, and therefore accessible at the LHC. We also examine the couplings of the Higgs to the SM fermions and calculate their deviation from the SM value. © 2012 SISSA.
Original languageEnglish
Article number135
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2012


  • Beyond Standard Model
  • Higgs Physics
  • Technicolor and Composite Models


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