Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2019:81 | Cite as

Three-dimensional effective theories for the two Higgs doublet model at high temperature

  • Tyler Gorda
  • Andreas Helset
  • Lauri NiemiEmail author
  • Tuomas V. I. Tenkanen
  • David J. Weir
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


Due to the infrared problem of high-temperature field theory, a robust study of the electroweak phase transition (EWPT) requires use of non-perturbative methods. We apply the method of high-temperature dimensional reduction to the two Higgs doublet model (2HDM) to obtain three-dimensional effective theories that can be used for non-perturbative simulations. A detailed derivation of the mapping between the full four-dimensional and the effective three-dimensional theories is presented. The results will be used in future lattice studies of the 2HDM. In the limit of large mass mixing between the doublets, existing lattice results can be recycled. The results of such a study are presented in a companion paper.


Beyond Standard Model Higgs Physics Thermal Field Theory Effective Field Theories 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and Helsinki Institute of PhysicsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleU.S.A.
  3. 3.Niels Bohr International Academy and Discovery Center, Niels Bohr InstituteUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  4. 4.Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural SciencesNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  5. 5.Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland

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