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Automating Higgs precision calculations

Abstract : The Standard Model-like Higgs boson provides an excellent setting for the indirect search of New Physics, through the study of its properties. In particular its mass is now measured with an astonishing precision, of the order of 0.1%, while being predicted in some models of Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) Physics, such as supersymmetric (SUSY) models. The main purpose of this thesis is to push further the calculation of radiative corrections to Higgs boson masses in BSM models, as well as the automation of these calculations, in order to set or improve constraints on New Physics coupling to the Higgs boson. A first chapter is devoted to the computation of the leading two-loop O (alpha_s alpha_t) corrections to neutral scalar masses in SUSY models with Dirac gauginos. Then, we show to address the Goldstone Boson Catastrophe -- a case of infra-red divergences due to massless Goldstone bosons that plague the calculation of effective potentials, tadpole equations, and self-energies -- in the context of general renormalisable field theories, by adopting an on-shell renormalisation scheme for the Goldstone masses. Afterwards, we illustrate the numerical implementation of our solution to the Goldstone Boson Catastrophe in the public tool SARAH. Finally, in a last chapter, we consider the high-scale behaviour of non-supersymmetric models with extended Higgs sectors.
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Johannes Braathen. Automating Higgs precision calculations. High Energy Physics - Theory [hep-th]. Sorbonne Université, 2018. English. ⟨NNT : 2018SORUS073⟩. ⟨tel-02355320⟩



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