Aug 23 – 28, 2010
Europe/Berlin timezone

The Higgs as a harbinger of flavor symmetry

Aug 27, 2010, 2:51 PM
Wolfgang-Paul-HS (Bonn)



Nussallee 12


Philipp Leser (TU Dortmund, Germany)


Discrete symmetries employed to explain flavor mixing and mass hierarchies are often associated with an enlarged scalar sector which might lead to exotic Higgs decay modes. We explore such a possibility in a scenario with S_3 flavor symmetry which requires three scalar SU(2) doublets. The spectrum is fixed by minimizing the scalar potential, and we observe that the symmetry of the model leads to tantalizing Higgs decay modes potentially observable at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Primary authors

Gautam Bhattacharyya (Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India) Heinrich Päs (TU Dortmund, Germany) Philipp Leser (TU Dortmund, Germany)

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