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Higgs boson phenomenology beyond the Standard Model

Abstract : Following the discovery of the Higgs boson in June 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider, the particle collider located beneath the France-Switzerland border, interest in the study of the scalar sector in elementary particle physics significantly increased. In particular, as the Higgs boson plays a very special role in the Standard Model of particle physics, experimentalists study its properties with great care.The goal of the Standard Model is to describe the interactions between elementary particles. However the theory is not quite complete. Indeed, in addition to some purely theoretical problems, a number of experimental observations cannot be explained by the Standard Model. Theorists are therefore looking for a more comprehensive theory able to fully explain the observations.This thesis is based on the study of the scalar sector of two different extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics. I have worked on the Two-Higgs Doublet Model – this model is purely effective but can be included in more comprehensive theories – as well as on a model based on a combination of Technicolor and Composite Higgs theories in the framework of the SU (4) ? Sp(4) symmetry breaking pattern. I studied the latter via an effective approach but the full theory is able to get rid of some of the pitfalls of the Standard Model.These two models include a scalar sector that is richer than the one found in the Standard Model and contain at least one particle which can be assimilated to the Higgs boson discovered at the LHC.I performed a phenomenological study for these two models and tested them against both theoretical and experimental constraints. In particular I used the latest studies on the 125 GeV Higgs boson and on possible additional scalars performed by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations. The application of all these constraints drastically reduced the available parameter space of the two models. In particular it narrowed the possible mass range of the additional scalars, allowing to know more accurately where to search them experimentally in order to prove or rule out their possible existence.As of today the two theories I worked on are still not excluded by the latest experimentaldata
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Solen Le Corre. Higgs boson phenomenology beyond the Standard Model. Nuclear Theory [nucl-th]. Université de Lyon, 2018. English. ⟨NNT : 2018LYSE1028⟩. ⟨tel-01983201⟩



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