Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2012:53 | Cite as

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

  • Cédric Delaunay
  • Oram Gedalia
  • Yonit Hochberg
  • Yotam Soreq
Open Access


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 \( t\overline{t} \) 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.


Phenomenological Models Hadronic Colliders 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cédric Delaunay
    • 1
  • Oram Gedalia
    • 2
  • Yonit Hochberg
    • 2
  • Yotam Soreq
    • 2
  1. 1.Theory Division, Physics Department, CERNGeneva 23Switzerland
  2. 2.Department of Particle Physics and AstrophysicsWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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