Interference in the $gg\rightarrow h \rightarrow \gamma\gamma$ On-Shell Rate and the Higgs Boson Total Width

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Campbell, John; Carena, Marcela; Harnik, Roni; Liu, Zhen;
(2017)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.181801
  • Subject: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology | High Energy Physics - Experiment
    arxiv: High Energy Physics::Phenomenology

We consider interference between the Higgs signal and QCD background in $gg\rightarrow h \rightarrow \gamma\gamma$ and its effect on the on-shell Higgs rate. The existence of sizable strong phases leads to destructive interference of about 2% of the on-shell cross secti... View more
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