# F. Riva

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## Pub CategoriesHigh Energy Physics - Phenomenology (31) High Energy Physics - Experiment (8) High Energy Physics - Theory (8) Astrophysics (3) Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics (3) General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology (1) High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena (1) Physics - Plasma Physics (1) |

## Publications Authored By F. Riva

**Authors:**A Kirk, J Adamek, RJ Akers, S Allan, L Appel, F Arese Lucini, M Barnes, T Barrett, N Ben Ayed, W Boeglin, J Bradley, P K Browning, J Brunner, P Cahyna, M Carr, F Casson, M Cecconello, C Challis, IT Chapman, S Chapman, S Conroy, N Conway, WA Cooper, M Cox, N Crocker, B Crowley, S Cardnell, J Chorley, G Cunningham, A Danilov, D Darrow, R Dendy, D Dickinson, W Dorland, B Dudson, L Easy, S Elmore, M Evans, T Farley, N Fedorczak, A Field, I Fitzgerald, M Fox, S Freethy, L Garzotti, YC Ghim, K Gi, M Gorelenkova, W Gracias, C Gurl, W Guttenfelder, C Ham, D Harting, E Havlickova, N Hawkes, T Hender, S Henderson, J Hillesheim, B Hnat, J Horacek, J Howard, D Howell, D Dunai, G Fishpool, K Gibson, J Harrison, E Highcock, B Huang, M Inomoto, R Imazawa, O Jones, K Kadowaki, S Kaye, D Keeling, M Kocan, L Kogan, M Komm, W Lai, J Leddy, H Leggate, K Imada, I Klimek, J Hollocombe, B Lipschultz, S Lisgo, YQ Liu, B Lloyd, B Lomanowski, V Lukin, G Maddison, J Madsen, J Mailloux, R Martin, G McArdle, I Lupelli, K McClements, B McMillan, A Meakins, H Meyer, C Michael, F Militello, J Milnes, G Motojima, D Muir, G Naylor, A Nielsen, M O'Brien, M O'Mullane, J Olsen, J Omotani, Y Ono, S Pamela, AW Morris, T O'Gorman, L Pangione, F Parra, A Patel, W Peebles, R Perez, S Pinches, L Piron, M Price, M Reinke, P Ricci, F Riva, C Roach, M Romanelli, D Ryan, S Saarelma, A Saveliev, R Scannell, A Schekochihin, S Sharapov, R Sharples, V Shevchenko, K Shinohara, S Silburn, J Simpson, A Stanier, J Storrs, H Summers, Y Takase, P Tamain, H Tanabe, H Tanaka, K Tani, D Taylor, D Thomas, N Thomas-Davies, A Thornton, M Turnyanskiy, M Valovic, R Vann, F Van Wyk, N Walkden, T Watanabe, H Wilson, M Wischmeier, T Yamada, J Young, S Zoletnik, the MAST Team, the EUROfusion MST1 Team

**Category:**Physics - Plasma Physics

New results from MAST are presented that focus on validating models in order to extrapolate to future devices. Measurements during start-up experiments have shown how the bulk ion temperature rise scales with the square of the reconnecting field. During the current ramp up models are not able to correctly predict the current diffusion. Read More

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This Report summarizes the results of the activities of the LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group in the period 2014-2016. The main goal of the working group was to present the state-of-the-art of Higgs physics at the LHC, integrating all new results that have appeared in the last few years. The first part compiles the most up-to-date predictions of Higgs boson production cross sections and decay branching ratios, parton distribution functions, and off-shell Higgs boson production and interference effects. Read More

Precision studies of scattering processes at colliders provide powerful indirect constraints on new physics. We study the helicity structure of scattering amplitudes in the SM and in the context of an effective Lagrangian description of BSM dynamics. Our analysis reveals a novel set of helicity selection rules according to which, in the majority of 2 to 2 scattering processes at high energy, the SM and the leading BSM effects do not interfere. Read More

In the presence of approximate global symmetries that forbid relevant interactions, strongly coupled light Dark Matter (DM) can appear weakly coupled at small energy and generate a sizable relic abundance. Fundamental principles like unitarity restrict these symmetries to a small class, where the leading interactions are captured by effective operators up to dimension-8. Chiral symmetry, spontaneously broken global symmetries and non-linearly realized supersymmetry are examples of this. Read More

We discuss an interesting class of models, based on strongly coupled Dark Matter (DM), where sizable effects can be expected in LHC missing energy (MET) searches, compatibly with a large separation of scales. In this case, an effective field theory (EFT) is appropriate (and sometimes necessary) to describe the most relevant interactions at the LHC. The selection rules implied by the structure of the new strong dynamics shape the EFT in an unusual way, revealing the importance of higher-derivative interactions previously ignored. Read More

We discuss the conditions for an effective field theory (EFT) to give an adequate low-energy description of an underlying physics beyond the Standard Model (SM). Starting from the EFT where the SM is extended by dimension-6 operators, experimental data can be used without further assumptions to measure (or set limits on) the EFT parameters. The interpretation of these results requires instead a set of broad assumptions (e. Read More

If the 750 GeV resonance in the diphoton channel is confirmed, what are the measurements necessary to infer the properties of the new particle and understand its nature? We address this question in the framework of a single new scalar particle, called digamma ($\digamma$). We describe it by an effective field theory, which allows us to obtain general and model-independent results, and to identify the most useful observables, whose relevance will remain also in model-by-model analyses. We derive full expressions for the leading-order processes and compute rates for higher-order decays, digamma production in association with jets, gauge or Higgs bosons, and digamma pair production. Read More

Even though the Standard Model (SM) is weakly coupled at the Fermi scale, a new strong dynamics involving its degrees of freedom may conceivably lurk at slightly higher energies, in the multi TeV range. Approximate symmetries provide a structurally robust context where, within the low energy description, the dimensionless SM couplings are weak, while the new strong dynamics manifests itself exclusively through higher-derivative interactions. We present an exhaustive classification of such scenarios in the form of effective field theories, paying special attention to new classes of models where the strong dynamics involves, along with the Higgs boson, the SM gauge bosons and/or the fermions. Read More

Run 2 LHC data show hints of a new resonance in the diphoton distribution at an invariant mass of 750 GeV. We analyse the data in terms of a new boson, extracting information on its properties and exploring theoretical interpretations. Scenarios covered include a narrow resonance and, as preliminary indications suggest, a wider resonance. Read More

We introduce Rosetta, a program allowing for the translation between different bases of effective field theory operators. We present the main functions of the program and provide an example of usage. One of the Lagrangians which Rosetta can translate into has been implemented into FeynRules, which allows Rosetta to be interfaced into various high-energy physics programs such as Monte Carlo event generators. Read More

This Report summarizes the results of the activities in 2014 of the Standard Model Working Group within the workshop "What Next" of INFN. We present a framework, general questions, and some indications of possible answers on the main issue for Standard Model physics in the LHC era and in view of possible future accelerators. Read More

We discuss electroweak precision constraints on dimension-6 operators in the effective theory beyond the standard model. We identify the combinations of these operators that are constrained by the pole observables (the W and Z masses and on-shell decays) and by the W boson pair production. To this end, we define a set of effective couplings of W and Z bosons to fermions and to itself, which capture the effects of new physics corrections. Read More

We study constraints on new physics from Higgs production at the LHC in the context of an effective field theory (EFT), focusing on Higgs searches in $HV$ ($V=W,Z$) associated production which are particularly sensitive to the high-energy behavior of certain dimension-6 operators. We show that analyses of these searches are generally dominated by a kinematic region where the generic EFT expansion breaks down, and establish under which conditions they can nevertheless be meaningful. For example, constraints from these searches on the Wilson coefficients of operators whose effects grow with energy can be established in scenarios where a particular combination of fermions and the Higgs are composite and strongly coupled: then, bounds from Higgs physics at high energy are complementary to LEP1 and competitive with LEP2. Read More

Space-time symmetries are a crucial ingredient of any theoretical model in physics. Unlike internal symmetries, which may or may not be gauged and/or spontaneously broken, space-time symmetries do not admit any ambiguity: they are gauged by gravity, and any conceivable physical system (other than the vacuum) is bound to break at least some of them. Motivated by this observation, we study how to couple gravity with the Goldstone fields that non-linearly realize spontaneously broken space-time symmetries. Read More

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^{1}, R. Contino

^{2}, B. Fuks

^{3}, F. Moortgat

^{4}, P. Richardson

^{5}, S. Sekmen

^{6}, A. Weiler

^{7}, A. Alloul, A. Arbey, J. Baglio, D. Barducci, A. J. Barr, L. Basso, M. Battaglia, G. Bélanger, A. Belyaev, J. Bernon, A. Bharucha, O. Bondu, F. Boudjema, E. Boos, M. Buchkremer, V. Bunichev, G. Cacciapaglia, G. Chalons, E. Conte, M. J. Dolan, A. Deandrea, K. De Causmaecker, A. Djouadi, B. Dumont, J. Ellis, C. Englert, A. Falkowski, S. Fichet, T. Flacke, A. Gaz, M. Ghezzi, R. Godbole, A. Goudelis, M. Gouzevitch, D. Greco, R. Grober, C. Grojean, D. Guadagnoli, J. F. Gunion, B. Herrmann, J. Kalinowski, J. H. Kim, S. Kraml, M. E. Krauss, S. Kulkarni, S. J. Lee, S. H. Lim, D. Liu, F. Mahmoudi, Y. Maravin, A. Massironi, L. Mitzka, K. Mohan, G. Moreau, M. M. Mühlleitner, D. T. Nhung, B. O'Leary, A. Oliveira, L. Panizzi, D. Pappadopulo, S. Pataraia, W. Porod, A. Pukhov, F. Riva, J. Rojo, R. Rosenfeld, J. Ruiz-Álvarez, H. Rzehak, V. Sanz, D. Sengupta, M. Spannowsky, M. Spira, J. Streicher, N. Strobbe, A. Thamm, M. Thomas, R. Torre, W. Waltenberger, K. Walz, A. Wilcock, A. Wulzer, F. Würthwein, C. Wymant

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We present the activities of the "New Physics" working group for the "Physics at TeV Colliders" workshop (Les Houches, France, 3--21 June, 2013). Our report includes new computational tool developments, studies of the implications of the Higgs boson discovery on new physics, important signatures for searches for natural new physics at the LHC, new studies of flavour aspects of new physics, and assessments of the interplay between direct dark matter searches and the LHC. Read More

Using the predictive power of the effective field theory approach, we present a physical parametrization of the leading effects beyond the SM (BSM), that give us at present the best way to constrain heavy new-physics at low-energies. We show that other BSM effects are not independent from these ones, and we provide the explicit correlations. This information is useful to know where to primarily look for new physics in future experiments, and to know how this new physics is related to previous measurements, most importantly in electroweak-symmetry breaking processes or Higgs physics. Read More

In composite Higgs models with partial compositeness, the small value of the observed Higgs mass implies the existence of light fermionic resonances, the top partners, whose quantum numbers are determined by the symmetry (and symmetry breaking) structure of the theory. Here we study light top partners with electric charge 8/3, which are predicted, for instance, in some of the most natural composite Higgs realizations. We recast data from two same sign lepton searches and from searches for microscopic blackholes into a bound on its mass, M8/3 > 940 GeV. Read More

With the discovery of the Higgs at the LHC, experiments have finally addressed all aspects of the Standard Model (SM). At this stage, it is important to understand which windows for beyond the SM (BSM) physics are still open, and which are instead tightly closed. We address this question by parametrizing BSM effects with dimension-six operators and performing a global fit to the SM. Read More

We study Higgs couplings in the composite Higgs model based on the coset SO(5)/SO(4). We show that the couplings to gluons and photons are insensitive to the elementary-composite mixings and thus not affected by light fermionic resonances. Moreover, at leading order in the mixings the Higgs couplings to tops and gluons, when normalized to the Standard Model (SM), are equal. Read More

We update the experimental constraints on the parameters of the Higgs effective Lagrangian. We combine the most recent LHC Higgs data in all available search channels with electroweak precision observables from SLC, LEP-1, LEP-2, and the Tevatron. Overall, the data are perfectly consistent with the 126 GeV particle being the Standard Model Higgs boson. Read More

In supersymmetric models, a correlation exists between the structure of the Higgs sector quartic potential and the coupling of the lightest CP-even Higgs to fermions and gauge bosons. We exploit this connection to relate the observed value of the Higgs mass ~ 125 GeV to the magnitude of its couplings. We analyze different scenarios ranging from the MSSM with heavy stops to more natural models with additional non-decoupling D-term/F-term contributions. Read More

Recent LHC searches have provided strong evidence for the Higgs, a boson whose gauge quantum numbers coincide with those of a SM fermion, the neutrino. This raises the mandatory question of whether Higgs and neutrino can be related by supersymmetry. We study this possibility in a model in which an approximate R-symmetry acts as a lepton number. Read More

We use global fits to analyze the most recent Higgs data from ATLAS, CMS and Tevatron and compare the Standard Model (SM) prediction with natural extensions of the SM. In particular we study wide classes of composite Higgs models based on different coset structures (leading at low energy to different Higgs sectors including extra singlets and Higgs doublets) and different coupling structures of the elementary fermions to the strong sector. We point out in what situations the composite models could improve (or worsen) the fit to the data and compare with similar trends in the MSSM. Read More

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. Read More

We show that the dark matter (DM) could be a light composite scalar $\eta$, emerging from a TeV-scale strongly-coupled sector as a pseudo Nambu-Goldstone boson (pNGB). Such state arises naturally in scenarios where the Higgs is also a composite pNGB, as in $O(6)/O(5)$ models, which are particularly predictive, since the low-energy interactions of $\eta$ are determined by symmetry considerations. We identify the region of parameters where $\eta$ has the required DM relic density, satisfying at the same time the constraints from Higgs searches at the LHC, as well as DM direct searches. Read More

We address electroweak baryogenesis in the context of composite Higgs models, pointing out that modifications to the Higgs and top quark sectors can play an important role in generating the baryon asymmetry. Our main observation is that composite Higgs models that include a light, gauge singlet scalar in the spectrum [as in the model based on the symmetry breaking pattern SO(6)/SO(5)], provide all necessary ingredients for viable baryogenesis. In particular, the singlet leads to a strongly first-order electroweak phase transition and introduces new sources of CP violation in dimension-five operators involving the top quark. Read More

It is well known that the electroweak phase transition (EWPhT) in extensions of the Standard Model with one real scalar singlet can be first-order for realistic values of the Higgs mass. We revisit this scenario with the most general renormalizable scalar potential systematically identifying all regions in parameter space that develop, due to tree-level dynamics, a potential barrier at the critical temperature that is strong enough to avoid sphaleron wash-out of the baryon asymmetry. Such strong EWPhTs allow for a simple mean-field approximation and an analytic treatment of the free-energy that leads to very good theoretical control and understanding of the different mechanisms that can make the transition strong. Read More

We propose a new mechanism for leptogenesis, which is naturally realized in some models with a flavor symmetry based on the discrete group A_4, where the symmetry breaking parameter also controls the Majorana masses for the heavy right handed (RH) neutrinos. During the early universe, for T>TeV, part of the symmetry is restored, due to finite temperature contributions, and the RH neutrinos remain massless and can be produced in thermal equilibrium even at temperatures well below the most conservative gravitino bounds. Below this temperature the phase transition occurs and they become massive, decaying out of equilibrium and producing the necessary lepton asymmetry. Read More

The Higgs spectrum of the minimal composite Higgs model, based on the SO(5)/SO(4) coset, consists of a unique Higgs doublet whose phenomenology does not differ greatly from the Standard Model (SM). Nevertheless, extensions beyond this minimal coset structure exhibit a richer Higgs spectrum and therefore very different Higgs physics. We explore one of these extensions, the SO(6)/SO(5) model, whose Higgs spectrum contains a CP-odd singlet scalar, eta, in addition to the Higgs doublet. Read More

We show that a contribution to the total curvature perturbation may be due to the presence of flat directions in supersymmetric models. It is generated at the first os- cillation of the flat direction condensate when the latter relaxes to the minimum of its potential after the end of inflation. We also point out that, if the contribution to the total curvature perturbation from supersymmetric flat direction is the dominant one, then a significant level of non-Gaussianity in the cosmological perturbation is also naturally expected. Read More

Supersymmetric thermal leptogenesis with a hierarchical right-handed neutrino mass spectrum requires the mass of the lightest right-handed neutrino to be heavier than about 10^9 GeV. This is in conflict with the upper bound on the reheating temperature which is found by imposing that the gravitinos generated during the reheating stage after inflation do not jeopardize successful nucleosynthesis. In this paper we show that a solution to this tension is actually already incorporated in the framework, because of the presence of flat directions in the supersymmetric scalar potential. Read More

We argue that supersymmetric flat direction vacuum expectation values can decay non-perturbatively via preheating. Considering a toy U(1) gauge theory, we explicitly calculate the scalar potential, in the unitary gauge, for excitations around several flat directions. We show that the mass matrix for the excitations has non-diagonal entries which vary with the phase of the flat direction vacuum expectation value. Read More

Following Freivogel {\it et al} we consider inflation in a predictive (or `friendly') region of the landscape of string vacua, as modeled by Arkani-Hamed, Dimopoulos and Kachru. In such a region the dimensionful coefficients of super-renormalizable operators unprotected by symmetries, such as the vacuum energy and scalar mass-squareds are freely scanned over, and the objects of study are anthropically or `environmentally' conditioned probability distributions for observables. In this context we study the statistical predictions of (inverted) hybrid inflation models, where the properties of the inflaton are probabilistically distributed. Read More

In the 't Hooft-Veltman dimensional regularization scheme it is necessary to introduce finite counterterms to satisfy chiral Ward identities. It is a non-trivial task to evaluate these counterterms even at two loops. We suggest the use of Wilsonian exact renormalization group techniques to reduce the computation of these counterterms to simple master integrals. Read More

We show that in a Wilsonian renormalization scheme with zero-momentum subtraction point the massless Wess-Zumino model satisfies the non-renormalization theorem; the finite renormalization of the superpotential appearing in the usual non-zero momentum subtraction schemes is thus avoided. We give an exact expression of the beta and gamma functions in terms of the Wilsonian effective action; we prove the expected relation $\beta = 3g\gamma$. We compute the beta function at the first two loops, finding agreement with previous results. Read More

The Wilsonian exact renormalization group gives a natural framework in which ultraviolet and infrared divergences can be treated separately. In massless QED we introduce, as the only mass parameter, a renormalization scale $\L_R > 0$. We prove, using the flow equation technique, that infrared convergence is a necessary consequence of any zero-momentum renormalization condition at $\L_R$ compatible with the effective Ward identities and axial symmetry. Read More

We give a new proof of the renormalizability of a class of matter field theories on a space-time lattice; in particular we consider $\phi^4$ and massive Yukawa theories with Wilson fermions. We use the Polchinski approach to renormalization, which is based on the Wilson flow equation; this approach is substantially simpler than the BPHZ method, applied to the lattice by Reisz. We discuss matter theories with staggered fermions. Read More