Predictions from heavy new physics interpretation of the top forward-backward asymmetry

Cédric Delaunay, Oram Gedalia, Yonit Hochberg, Yotam Soreq

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We derive generic predictions at hadron colliders from the large forward- backward asymmetry observed at the Tevatron, assuming the latter arises from heavy new physics beyond the Standard Model. We use an effective field theory approach to characterize the associated unknown dynamics. By fitting the Tevatron tt̄ data we derive constraints on the form of the new physics. Furthermore, we show that heavy new physics explaining the Tevatron data generically enhances at high invariant masses both the top pair production cross section and the charge asymmetry at the LHC. This enhancement can be within the sensitivity of the 8TeV run, such that the 2012 LHC data should be able to exclude a large class of models of heavy new physics or provide hints for its presence. The same new physics implies a contribution to the forward-backward asymmetry in bottom pair production at low invariant masses of order a permil at most.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number53
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Hadronic Colliders
  • Phenomenological Models


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