# O. J. Eboli - Sao Paulo University

## Publications Authored By O. J. Eboli

Extensions of the standard model with universal extra dimensions are interesting both as phenomenological templates as well as model-building fertile ground. For instance, they are one the prototypes for theories exhibiting compressed spectra, leading to difficult searches at the LHC since the decay products of new states are soft and immersed in a large standard model background. Here we study the phenomenology at the LHC of theories with two universal extra dimensions. Read More

The larger center-of-mass energy of the Large Hadron Collider Run 2 opens up the possibility of a more detailed study of the quartic vertices of the electroweak gauge bosons. Our goal in this work is to classify all operators possessing quartic interactions among the electroweak gauge bosons that do not exhibit triple gauge-boson vertices associated to them. We obtain all relevant operators in the non-linear and linear realizations of the $SU(2)_L \otimes U(1)_Y$ gauge symmetry. Read More

The effective Lagrangian expansion provides a framework to study effects of new physics at the electroweak scale. To make full use of LHC data in constraining higher-dimensional operators we need to include both the Higgs and the electroweak gauge sector in our study. We first present an analysis of the relevant di-boson production LHC results to update constraints on triple gauge boson couplings. Read More

In the recent paper on "The Higgs Legacy of the LHC Run I" we interpreted the LHC Higgs results in terms of an effective Lagrangian using the SFitter framework. For the on-shell Higgs analysis of rates and kinematic distributions we relied on a linear representation based on dimension-6 operators with a simplified fermion sector. In this addendum we describe how the extension of Higgs couplings modifications in a linear dimension-6 Lagrangian can be formally understood in terms of the non-linear effective field theory. Read More

**Affiliations:**

^{1}YITP, Stony Brook & Melbourne U.,

^{2}Sao Paulo U.,

^{3}ICREA, Barcelona & Barcelona U., ECM & YITP, Stony Brook

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

We explore the use of the Inverse Amplitude Method for unitarization of scattering amplitudes to derive the existence and properties of possible new heavy states associated with perturbative extensions of the electroweak breaking sector of the Standard Model starting from the low energy effective theory. We use a toy effective theory generated by integrating out a heavy singlet scalar and compare the pole mass and width of the unitarized amplitudes with those of the original model. Our results show that the Inverse Amplitude Method reproduces correctly the singlet mass up to factors of O(1-3), but its width is overestimated. Read More

Based on Run I data we present a comprehensive analysis of Higgs couplings. For the first time this SFitter analysis includes independent tests of the Higgs-gluon and top Yukawa couplings, Higgs decays to invisible particles, and off-shell Higgs measurements. The observed Higgs boson is fully consistent with the Standard Model, both in terms of coupling modifications and effective field theory. Read More

We obtain the partial-wave unitarity constraints on dimension-six operators stemming from the analyses of vector boson and Higgs scattering processes as well as the inelastic scattering of standard model fermions into electroweak gauge bosons. We take into account all coupled channels, all possible helicity amplitudes, and explore a six-dimensional parameter space of anomalous couplings. Our analysis shows that for those operators affecting the Higgs couplings, present 90% confidence level constraints from global data analysis of Higgs and electroweak data are such that unitarity is not violated if $\sqrt{s}\leq 3. Read More

We analyze the leading effective operators which induce a quartic momentum dependence in the Higgs propagator, for a linear and for a non-linear realization of electroweak symmetry breaking. Their specific study is relevant for the understanding of the ultraviolet sensitivity to new physics. Two methods of analysis are applied, trading the Lagrangian coupling by: i) a "ghost" scalar, after the Lee-Wick procedure; ii) other effective operators via the equations of motion. Read More

The pattern of deviations from Standard Model predictions and couplings is different for theories of new physics based on a non-linear realization of the $SU(2)_L\times U(1)_Y$ gauge symmetry breaking and those assuming a linear realization. We clarify this issue in a model-independent way via its effective Lagrangian formulation in the presence of a light Higgs particle, up to first order in the expansions: dimension-six operators for the linear expansion and four derivatives for the non-linear one. Complete sets of pure gauge and gauge-Higgs operators are considered, implementing the renormalization procedure and deriving the Feynman rules for the non-linear expansion. Read More

**Authors:**M. Baak, A. Blondel, A. Bodek, R. Caputo, T. Corbett, C. Degrande, O. Eboli, J. Erler, B. Feigl, A. Freitas, J. Gonzalez Fraile, M. C. Gonzalez-Garcia, J. Haller, J. Han, S. Heinemeyer, A. Hoecker, J. L. Holzbauer, S. -C. Hsu, B. Jaeger, P. Janot, W. Kilian, R. Kogler, A. Kotwal, P. Langacker, S. Li, L. Linssen, M. Marx, O. Mattelaer, J. Metcalfe, K. Monig, G. Moortgat-Pick, M. -A. Pleier, C. Pollard, M. Ramsey-Musolf, M. Rauch, J. Reuter, J. Rojo, M. Rominsky, W. Sakumoto, M. Schott, C. Schwinn, M. Sekulla, J. Stelzer, E. Torrence, A. Vicini, D. Wackeroth, G. Weiglein, G. Wilson, L. Zeune

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

With the discovery of the Higgs boson, the spectrum of particles in the Standard Model (SM) is complete. It is more important than ever to perform precision measurements and to test for deviations from SM predictions in the electroweak sector. In this report, we investigate two themes in the arena of precision electroweak measurements: the electroweak precision observables (EWPOs) that test the particle content and couplings in the SM and the minimal supersymmetric SM, and the measurements involving multiple gauge bosons in the final state which provide unique probes of the basic tenets of electroweak symmetry breaking. Read More

In this Snowmass 2013 white paper, we review the effective field theory approach for studies of non-standard electroweak interactions in electroweak vector boson pair and triple production and vector boson scattering. We present an overview of the implementation of dimension six and eight operators in MadGraph5, VBFNLO, and WHIZARD, and provide relations between the coefficients of these higher dimensions operators used in these programs and in the anomalous couplings approach. We perform a tuned comparison of predictions for multi-boson processes including non-standard electroweak interactions with MadGraph5, VBFNLO, and WHIZARD. Read More

We study the indirect effects of new physics on the phenomenology of the "Higgs-like" particle. Assuming that the recently observed state belongs to a light electroweak doublet scalar and that the SU(2)_L x U(1)_Y symmetry is linearly realized, we parametrize these effects in terms of an effective Lagrangian at the electroweak scale. We choose the dimension--six operator basis which allows us to make better use of all the available data to constrain the coefficients of the dimension-six operators. Read More

In the framework of effective Lagrangians with the SU(2)_L x U(1)_Y symmetry linearly realized, modifications of the couplings of the Higgs field to the electroweak gauge bosons are related to anomalous triple gauge couplings (TGCs). Here, we show that the analysis of the latest Higgs boson production data at the LHC and Tevatron give rise to strong bounds on TGCs that are complementary to those from direct TGC analysis. We present the constraints on TGCs obtained by combining all available data on direct TGC studies and on Higgs production analysis. Read More

We study the indirect effects of new physics on the phenomenology of the recently discovered "Higgs-like" particle. In a model independent framework these effects can be parametrized in terms of an effective Lagrangian at the electroweak scale. In a theory in which the SU(2)_L x U(1)_Y gauge symmetry is linearly realized they appear at lowest order as dimension--six operators, containing all the SM fields including the light scalar doublet, with unknown coefficients. Read More

The recently announced Higgs discovery marks the dawn of the direct probing of the electroweak symmetry breaking sector. Sorting out the dynamics responsible for electroweak symmetry breaking now requires probing the Higgs interactions and searching for additional states connected to this sector. In this work we analyze the constraints on Higgs couplings to the standard model gauge bosons using the available data from Tevatron and LHC. Read More

Supersymmetric models with bilinear R-parity violation (BRPV) can account for the observed neutrino masses and mixing parameters indicated by neutrino oscillation data. We consider minimal supergravity versions of BRPV where the lightest supersymmetric particle (LSP) is a neutralino. This is unstable, with a large enough decay length to be detected at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Read More

**Affiliations:**

^{1}Sao Paulo U.,

^{2}Saclay, SPhT,

^{3}Sao Paulo, U.

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

In the framework of gauged flavour symmetries, new fermions in parity symmetric representations of the standard model are generically needed for the compensation of mixed anomalies. The key point is that their masses are also protected by flavour symmetries and some of them are expected to lie way below the flavour symmetry breaking scale(s), which has to occur many orders of magnitude above the electroweak scale to be compatible with the available data from flavour changing neutral currents and CP violation experiments. We argue that, actually, some of these fermions would plausibly get masses within the LHC range. Read More

Several extensions of the Standard Model predict the existence of new neutral spin-1 resonances associated to the electroweak symmetry breaking sector. Using the data from ATLAS (with integrated luminosity of L=1.02 fb^{-1}) and CMS (with integrated luminosity of L=1. Read More

In the CP-violating Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model, we study the production of a neutralino-chargino pair at the LHC. For their decays into three leptons, we analyze CP asymmetries which are sensitive to the CP phases of the neutralino and chargino sector. We present analytical formulas for the entire production and decay process, and identify the CP-violating contributions in the spin correlation terms. Read More

We study the signatures of minimal lepton flavour violation in a simple Type-III see - saw model in which the flavour scale is given by the new fermion triplet mass and it can be naturally light enough to be produced at the LHC. In this model the flavour structure of the lepton number conserving couplings of the triplet fermions to the Standard Model leptons can be reconstructed from the neutrino mass matrix and the smallness of the neutrino mass is associated with a tiny violation of total lepton number. Characteristic signatures of this model include suppressed lepton number violation decays of the triplet fermions, absence of displaced vertices in their decays and predictable lepton flavour composition of the states produced in their decays. Read More

The appearance of spin-1 resonances associated to the electroweak symmetry breaking (EWSB) sector is expected in many extensions of the Standard Model. We analyze the CERN Large Hadron Collider potential to probe the spin of possible new charged and neutral vector resonances through the purely leptonic processes pp --> Z^\prime --> l^+ l^{\prime -} Emiss_T, and pp --> W^\prime --> l^{\prime \pm} l^+ l^- Emiss_T, with l, l^\prime = e or \mu. We perform a model independent analysis and demonstrate that the spin of the new states can be determined with 99% CL in a large fraction of the parameter space where these resonances can be observed with 100 fb^{-1}. Read More

The lightest supersymmetric particle may decay with branching ratios that correlate with neutrino oscillation parameters. In this case the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has the potential to probe the atmospheric neutrino mixing angle with sensitivity competitive to its low-energy determination by underground experiments. Under realistic detection assumptions, we identify the necessary conditions for the experiments at CERN's LHC to probe the simplest scenario for neutrino masses induced by minimal supergravity with bilinear R parity violation. Read More

We analyze the potential of the CERN Large Hadron Collider running at 7 TeV to search for deviations from the Standard Model predictions for the triple gauge boson coupling ZW+W- assuming an integrated luminosity of 1 fb^{-1}. We show that the study of W+W- and W^\pm Z productions, followed by the leptonic decay of the weak gauge bosons can improve the present sensitivity on the anomalous couplings \Delta g_1^Z, \Delta \kappa_Z, \lambda_Z, g_4^Z, and \tilde{\lambda}_Z at the 2\sigma level. Read More

**Authors:**P. Nath, B. D. Nelson, H. Davoudiasl, B. Dutta, D. Feldman, Z. Liu, T. Han, P. Langacker, R. Mohapatra, J. Valle, A. Pilaftsis, D. Zerwas, S. AbdusSalam, C. Adam-Bourdarios, J. A. Aguilar-Saavedra, B. Allanach, B. Altunkaynak, L. A. Anchordoqui, H. Baer, B. Bajc, O. Buchmueller, M. Carena, R. Cavanaugh, S. Chang, K. Choi, C. Csaki, S. Dawson, F. de Campos, A. De Roeck, M. Duhrssen, O. J. P. Eboli, J. R. Ellis, H. Flacher, H. Goldberg, W. Grimus, U. Haisch, S. Heinemeyer, M. Hirsch, M. Holmes, T. Ibrahim, G. Isidori, G. Kane, K. Kong, R. Lafaye, G. Landsberg, L. Lavoura, J. S. Lee, S. J. Lee, M. Lisanti, D. Lust, M. B. Magro, R. Mahbubani, M. Malinsky, F. Maltoni, S. Morisi, M. M. Muhlleitner, B. Mukhopadhyaya, M. Neubert, K. A. Olive, G. Perez, P. Fileviez Perez, T. Plehn, E. Ponton, W. Porod, F. Quevedo, M. Rauch, D. Restrepo, T. G. Rizzo, J. C. Romao, F. J. Ronga, J. Santiago, J. Schechter, G. Senjanovic, J. Shao, M. Spira, S. Stieberger, Z. Sullivan, T. M. P. Tait, X. Tata, T. R. Taylor, M. Toharia, J. Wacker, C. E. M. Wagner, L. -T. Wang, G. Weiglein, D. Zeppenfeld, K. Zurek

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

The Large Hadron Collider presents an unprecedented opportunity to probe the realm of new physics in the TeV region and shed light on some of the core unresolved issues of particle physics. These include the nature of electroweak symmetry breaking, the origin of mass, the possible constituent of cold dark matter, new sources of CP violation needed to explain the baryon excess in the universe, the possible existence of extra gauge groups and extra matter, and importantly the path Nature chooses to resolve the hierarchy problem - is it supersymmetry or extra dimensions. Many models of new physics beyond the standard model contain a hidden sector which can be probed at the LHC. Read More

The mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking (EWSB) will be directly scrutinized soon at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). We analyze the LHC potential to look for new vector bosons associated with the EWSB sector. We present a possible model independent approach to search for these new spin--1 resonances. Read More

We study extensions of the standard model with a strongly coupled fourth generation. This occurs in models where electroweak symmetry breaking is triggered by the condensation of at least some of the fourth-generation fermions. With focus on the phenomenology at the LHC, we study the pair production of fourth-generation down quarks, D4. Read More

We study the potential of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to probe the spin of new massive vector boson resonances predicted by Higgsless models. We consider its production via weak boson fusion which relies only on the coupling between the new resonances and the weak gauge bosons. We show that the LHC will be able to unravel the spin of the particles associated with the partial restoration of unitarity in vector boson scattering for integrated luminosities of 150-560 fb^-1, depending on the new state mass and on the method used in the analyses. Read More

**Affiliations:**

^{1}Unesp, Guaratingueta,

^{2}U. Sao Paulo,

^{3}FSA, Santo Andre,

^{4}U. de Antioquia,

^{5}U. de Valencia, IFIC

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

The study of displaced vertices containing two b--jets may provide a double discovery at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC): we show how it may not only reveal evidence for supersymmetry, but also provide a way to uncover the Higgs boson necessary in the formulation of the electroweak theory in a large region of the parameter space. We quantify this explicitly using the simplest minimal supergravity model with bilinear breaking of R-parity, which accounts for the observed pattern of neutrino masses and mixings seen in neutrino oscillation experiments. Read More

Supersymmetric theories with bilinear R-parity violation can give rise to the observed neutrino masses and mixings. One important feature of such models is that the lightest supersymmetric particle might have a sufficiently large lifetime to give rise to detached vertices. Working in the framework of supergravity models we analyze the potential of the LHCb experiment to search for supersymmetric models exhibiting bilinear R-parity violation. Read More

We investigate a neutrino mass model in which the neutrino data is accounted for by bilinear R-parity violating supersymmetry with anomaly mediated supersymmetry breaking. We focus on the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) phenomenology, studying the reach of generic supersymmetry search channels with leptons, missing energy and jets. A special feature of this model is the existence of long lived neutralinos and charginos which decay inside the detector leading to detached vertices. Read More

**Authors:**T. Lari, L. Pape, W. Porod, J. A. Aguilar-Saavedra, F. del Aguila, B. C. Allanach, J. Alwall, Yu. Andreev, D. Aristizabal Sierra, A. Bartl, M. Beccaria, S. Bejar, L. Benucci, S. Bityukov, I. Borjanovic, G. Bozzi, G. Burdman, J. Carvalho, N. Castro, B. Clerbaux, F. de Campos, A. de Gouvea, C. Dennis, A. Djouadi, O. J. P. Eboli, U. Ellwanger, D. Fassouliotis, P. M. Ferreira, R. Frederix, B. Fuks, J. -M. Gerard, A. Giammanco, S. Gopalakrishna, T. Goto, B. Grzadkowski, J. Guasch, T. Hahn, S. Heinemeyer, A. Hektor, M. Herquet, B. Herrmann, K. Hidaka, M. K. Hirsch, K. Hohenwarter-Sodek, W. Hollik, G. W. S. Hou, T. Hurth, A. Ibarra, J. Illana, M. Kadastik, S. Kalinin, C. Karafasoulis, M. Karagoz Unel, T. Kernreiter, M. M. Kirsanov, M. Klasen, E. Kou, C. Kourkoumelis, S. Kraml, N. Krasnikov, F. Krauss, A. Kyriakis, V. Lemaitre, G. Macorini, M. B. Magro, W. Majerotto, F. Maltoni, R. Mehdiyev, M. Misiak, F. Moortgat, G. Moreau, M. Mühlleitner, M. Muntel, A. Onofre, E. Ozcan, F. Palla, L. Panizzi, L. Pape, S. Penaranda, R. Pittau, G. Polesello, A. Pukhov, M. Raidal, A. R. Raklev, L. Rebane, F. M. Renard, D. Restrepo, Z. Roupas, R. Santos, S. Schumann, G. Servant, F. Siegert, P. Skands, P. Slavich, J. Sola, M. Spira, S. Sultansoy, A. Toropin, A. Tricomi, J. Tseng, G. Unel, J. W. F. Valle, F. Veloso, A. Ventura, G. Vermisoglou, C. Verzegnassi, A. Villanova del Moral, G. Weiglein, M. Yilmaz

This review presents flavour related issues in the production and decays of heavy states at LHC, both from the experimental side and from the theoretical side. We review top quark physics and discuss flavour aspects of several extensions of the Standard Model, such as supersymmetry, little Higgs model or models with extra dimensions. This includes discovery aspects as well as measurement of several properties of these heavy states. Read More

We study the collider phenomenology of bilinear R-parity violating supergravity, the simplest effective model for supersymmetric neutrino masses accounting for the current neutrino oscillation data. At the CERN Large Hadron Collider the center-of-mass energy will be high enough to probe directly these models through the search for the superpartners of the Standard Model (SM) particles. We analyze the impact of R-parity violation on the canonical supersymmetry searches - that is, we examine how the decay of the lightest supersymmetric particle (LSP) via bilinear R-parity violating interactions degrades the average expected missing momentum of the reactions and show how this diminishes the reach in the 'usual' channels for supersymmetry searches. Read More

Establishing that a signal of new physics is undoubtly supersymmetric requires not only the discovery of the supersymmetric partners but also probing their spins and couplings. We show that the sbottom spin can be probed at the CERN Large Hadron Collider using only angular correlations in sbottom pair production with subsequent decay of sbottoms into bottom quark plus the lightest neutralino, which allow us to distinguish a universal extra dimensional interpretation with a fermionic heavy bottom quark from supersymmetry with a bosonic bottom squark. We demonstrate that this channel provides a clear indication of the sbottom spin provided the sbottom production rate and branching ratio into bottom quark plus the lightest neutralino are sufficiently large to have a clear signal above Standard Model backgrounds. Read More

In Randall-Sundrum models with gauge bosons and fermions in the extra dimensional bulk, it is possible to build models of flavor by localizing the fermions in the extra dimension. Since the Higgs must be localized at or close to the TeV scale fixed point, heavier fermions must be localized close to this brane. The first Kaluza-Klein excitations of the gauge bosons are also TeV-localized, so they have stronger couplings to heavier fermions leading to tree-level flavor-violating couplings. Read More

To unambiguously claim that we see a gluino at the LHC we need to prove its fermionic nature. Looking only at angular correlations we can distinguish a universal extra dimensional interpretation of a gluino cascade decay (assuming a bosonic heavy gluon) from supersymmetry. In addition to the known lepton--hadron asymmetries we also use of purely hadronic correlations in the gluino--sbottom decay chain. Read More

**Authors:**S. Kraml, E. Accomando, A. G. Akeroyd, E. Akhmetzyanova, J. Albert, A. Alves, N. Amapane, M. Aoki, G. Azuelos, S. Baffioni, A. Ballestrero, V. Barger, A. Bartl, P. Bechtle, G. Belanger, A. Belhouari, R. Bellan, A. Belyaev, P. Benes, K. Benslama, W. Bernreuther, M. Besancon, G. Bevilacqua, M. Beyer, M. Bluj, S. Bolognesi, M. Boonekamp, F. Borzumati, F. Boudjema, A. Brandenburg, T. Brauner, C. P. Buszello, J. M. Butterworth, M. Carena, D. Cavalli, G. Cerminara, S. Y. Choi, B. Clerbaux, C. Collard, J. A. Conley, A. Deandrea, S. De Curtis, R. Dermisek, A. De Roeck, G. Dewhirst, M. A. Diaz, J. L. Diaz-Cruz, D. D. Dietrich, M. Dolgopolov, D. Dominici, M. Dubinin, O. Eboli, J. Ellis, N. Evans, L. Fano, J. Ferland, S. Ferrag, S. P. Fitzgerald, H. Fraas, F. Franke, S. Gennai, I. F. Ginzburg, R. M. Godbole, T. Gregoire, G. Grenier, C. Grojean, S. B. Gudnason, J. F. Gunion, H. E. Haber, T. Hahn, T. Han, V. Hankele, C. Hays, S. Heinemeyer, S. Hesselbach, J. L. Hewett, K. Hidaka, M. Hirsch, W. Hollik, D. Hooper, J. Hosek, J. Hubisz, C. Hugonie, J. Kalinowski, S. Kanemura, V. Kashkan, T. Kernreiter, W. Khater, V. A. Khoze, W. Kilian, S. F. King, O. Kittel, G. Klamke, J. L. Kneur, C. Kouvaris, M. Krawczyk, P. Krstonosic, A. Kyriakis, P. Langacker, M. P. Le, H. -S. Lee, J. S. Lee, M. C. Lemaire, Y. Liao, B. Lillie, V. Litvin, H. E. Logan, B. McElrath, T. Mahmoud, E. Maina, C. Mariotti, P. Marquard, A. D. Martin, K. Mazumdar, D. J. Miller, P. Mine, K. Moenig, G. Moortgat-Pick, S. Moretti, M. M. Muhlleitner, S. Munir, R. Nevzorov, H. Newman, P. Niezurawski, A. Nikitenko, R. Noriega-Papaqui, Y. Okada, P. Osland, A. Pilaftsis, W. Porod, H. Przysiezniak, A. Pukhov, D. Rainwater, A. Raspereza, J. Reuter, S. Riemann, S. Rindani, T. G. Rizzo, E. Ros, A. Rosado, D. Rousseau, D. P. Roy, M. G. Ryskin, H. Rzehak, F. Sannino, E. Schmidt, H. Schroder, M. Schumacher, A. Semenov, E. Senaha, G. Shaughnessy, R. K. Singh, J. Terning, L. Vacavant, M. Velasco, A. Villanova del Moral, F. von der Pahlen, G. Weiglein, J. Williams, K. Williams, A. F. Zarnecki, D. Zeppenfeld, D. Zerwas, P. M. Zerwas, A. R. Zerwekh, J. Ziethe

There are many possibilities for new physics beyond the Standard Model that feature non-standard Higgs sectors. These may introduce new sources of CP violation, and there may be mixing between multiple Higgs bosons or other new scalar bosons. Alternatively, the Higgs may be a composite state, or there may even be no Higgs at all. Read More

We analyze the potential of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to study the structure of quartic vector-boson interactions through the pair production of electroweak gauge bosons via weak boson fusion q q -> q q W W. In order to study these couplings we have performed a partonic level calculation of all processes p p -> j j e+/- mu+/- nu nu and pp -> j j e+/- mu-/+ nu nu at the LHC using the exact matrix elements at O(\alpha_{em}^6) and O(\alpha_{em}^4 \alpha_s^2) as well as a full simulation of the t tbar plus 0 to 2 jets backgrounds. A complete calculation of the scattering amplitudes is necessary not only for a correct description of the process but also to preserve all correlations between the final state particles which can be used to enhance the signal. Read More

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

For a long time it has been known that the like-sign dilepton signature can help establish the existence of a gluino at the LHC. To unambiguously claim that we see a strongly interacting Majorana fermion -- which we could call a gluino -- we need to prove that the particle responsible for the like-sign dilepton events is indeed a fermion. Using only angular correlations in the same gluino decay cascade which is used to measure its mass, we show how to distinguish a universal extra dimensional interpretation with a bosonic heavy gluon from supersymmetry with a fermionic gluino. Read More

Fermiophobic Higgs bosons $h_f$ exhibiting large branching ratios to two photons can arise in models with two or more scalar doublets and/or triplets. In such models the conventional production mechanisms at hadron colliders may be rendered ineffective due to severe mixing angle suppression. In this scenario, double fermiophobic Higgs production may proceed via complementary mechanisms leading to events with up to 4 photons. Read More

Supersymmetric extensions of the standard model exhibiting bilinear R-parity violation can generate naturally the observed neutrino mass spectrum as well mixings. One interesting feature of these scenarios is that the lightest supersymmetric particle (LSP) is unstable, with several of its decay properties predicted in terms of neutrino mixing angles. A smoking gun of this model in colliders is the presence of displaced vertices due to LSP decays in large parts of the parameter space. Read More

We show that a supersymmetric standard model exhibiting anomaly mediated supersymmetry breaking can generate naturally the observed neutrino mass spectrum as well mixings when we include bilinear R-parity violation interactions. In this model, one of the neutrinos gets its mass due to the tree level mixing with the neutralinos induced by the R-parity violating interactions while the other two neutrinos acquire their masses due to radiative corrections. One interesting feature of this scenario is that the lightest supersymmetric particle is unstable and its decay can be observed at high energy colliders, providing a falsifiable test of the model. Read More

We analyze the potential of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to study anomalous trilinear vector-boson interactions W^+ W^- \gamma and W^+ W^- Z through the single production of electroweak gauge bosons via the weak boson fusion processes q q -> q q W (-> \ell^\pm \nu) and q q -> q q Z(-> \ell^+ \ell^-) with \ell = e or \mu. After a careful study of the standard model backgrounds, we show that the single production of electroweak bosons at the LHC can provide stringent tests on deviations of these vertices from the standard model prediction. In particular, we show that single gauge boson production exhibits a sensitivity to the couplings \Delta \kappa_{Z,\gamma} similar to that attainable from the analysis of electroweak boson pair production. Read More

We analyze the potential of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to study anomalous quartic vector-boson interactions Z Z gamma gamma, Z Z Z gamma, W+ W- gamma gamma, and W+ W- Z gamma through the weak boson fusion processes q q -> q q gamma gamma and q q -> q q gamma Z(-> l+ l-) with l = electron or muon. After a careful study of the backgrounds and how to extract them from the data, we show that the process p p -> j j gamma l+ l- is potentially the most sensitive to deviations from the Standard Model, improving the sensitivity to anomalous couplings by up to a factor 10^4 (10^2) with respect to the present direct (indirect) limits. Read More

**Affiliations:**

^{1}IFT, Sao Paolo,

^{2}IFT, Sao Paolo,

^{3}CERN,

^{4}DESY

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

We demonstrate that an LHC Higgs search in weak boson fusion production with subsequent decay to weak boson pairs is robust against extensions of the Standard Model or MSSM involving a large number of Higgs doublets. We also show that the transverse mass distribution provides unambiguous discrimination of a continuum Higgs signal from the Standard Model. Read More

The DELPHI Collaboration has recently reported the measurement of J/Psi production in photon-photon collisions at LEP II. These newly available data provide an additional proof of the importance of colored c bar{c} pairs for the production of charmonium because these data can only be explained by considering resolved photon processes. We show here that the inclusion of color octet contributions to the J/Psi production in the framework of the color evaporation model is able to reproduce this data. Read More

We analyze the production of multileptons in the simplest supergravity model with bilinear violation of R parity at the Fermilab Tevatron. Despite the small R-parity violating couplings needed to generate the neutrino masses indicated by current atmospheric neutrino data, the lightest supersymmetric particle is unstable and can decay inside the detector. This leads to a phenomenology quite distinct from that of the R-parity conserving scenario. Read More

At hadron colliders, the search for R-parity violating supersymmetry can probe scalar masses beyond what is covered by pair production processes. We evaluate the next-to-leading order SUSY-QCD corrections to the associated stop or sbottom production with a lepton through R-parity violating interactions. We show that higher order corrections render the theoretical predictions more stable with respect to variations of the renormalization and factorization scales and that the total cross section is enhanced by a factor up to 70% at the Tevatron and 50% at the LHC. Read More

The H1 Collaboration recently reported a new analysis on the inelastic photo- production of J/\psi mesons at DESY HERA ep collider. We show that these new experimental results are well described by the Color Evaporation Model for quarkonium production. Moreover, this new data requires the introduction of resolved photon contributions in order to explain the results on small charmonium energy fraction, indicating that colored c \bar{c} pairs also contribute to the process. Read More

We analyze the potential of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to search for excited spin-1/2 electrons and neutrinos. Assuming a SU(2)_L X U(1)_Y invariant model, we study in detail the single production of excited electrons and neutrinos and respective backgrounds through the reactions p p -> e+ e- V and e+- \nu V with V=photon, W, or Z. We show that the LHC will be able to tighten considerably the direct constraints on these possible new states, probing excited lepton masses up to 1-2 TeV depending on their couplings to fermions and gauge bosons. Read More

We analyze the low energy features of a supersymmetric standard model where the anomaly--induced contributions to the soft parameters are dominant in a scenario with bilinear $R$--parity violation. This class of models leads to mixings between the standard model particles and supersymmetric ones which change the low energy phenomenology and searches for supersymmetry. In addition, $R$--parity violation interactions give rise to small neutrino masses which we show to be consistent with the present observations. Read More