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Higgs boson decay into photons at four loops

Davies, Joshua; Herren, Florian 1
1 Institut für Theoretische Teilchenphysik (TTP), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Future precision measurements of Higgs boson decays will determine the branching fraction for the decay into two photons with a precision at the one percent level. To fully exploit such measurements, equally precise theoretical predictions need to be available. To this end we compute four-loop QCD corrections in the large top quark mass expansion to the Higgs boson–photon form factor, which enter the two-photon decay width at next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order. Furthermore we obtain corrections to the two-photon decay width stemming from the emission of additional gluons, which contribute for the first time at next-to-next-to-leading order. Finally, we combine our results with other available perturbative corrections and estimate the residual uncertainty due to missing higher-order contributions.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000139180
Veröffentlicht am 19.10.2021
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.104.053010
Zitationen: 4
Web of Science
Zitationen: 3
Zitationen: 5
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Theoretische Teilchenphysik (TTP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2470-0010, 0556-2821, 1089-4918, 1538-4500, 1550-2368, 1550-7998, 2470-0029
KITopen-ID: 1000139180
Erschienen in Physical Review D
Verlag American Physical Society (APS)
Band 104
Heft 5
Seiten 053010
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