Natural Standard Model Alignment in the Two Higgs Doublet Model

P. S.Bhupal Dev, Apostolos Pilaftsis

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    In order to satisfy the current LHC Higgs data, which require the couplings of the observed 125 GeV Higgs boson to be close to the Standard Model (SM) expectations, any extended Higgs sector must lead to the so-called SM alignment limit. In the context of the Two Higgs Doublet Model (2HDM), this alignment is often associated with either decoupling of the heavy Higgs sector or accidental cancellations in the 2HDM potential. We present a symmetry justification for 'natural' alignment without decoupling or fine-tuning. We show that in Type II 2HDM, there exist only three different symmetry realizations which could lead to a natural alignment. We discuss some phenomenological implications of the Maximally-Symmetric 2HDM based on SO(5) symmetry group and analyze new collider signals for the heavy Higgs sector, involving third-generation quarks, which can be a useful observational tool during the Run-II phase of the LHC.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012030
    JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2015


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