Effective field theory: A modern approach to anomalous couplings

Céline Degrande, Nicolas Greiner, Wolfgang Kilian, Olivier Mattelaer, Harrison Mebane, Tim Stelzer, Scott Willenbrock, Cen Zhang

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We advocate an effective field theory approach to anomalous couplings. The effective field theory approach is the natural way to extend the standard model such that the gauge symmetries are respected. It is general enough to capture any physics beyond the standard model, yet also provides guidance as to the most likely place to see the effects of new physics. The effective field theory approach also clarifies that one need not be concerned with the violation of unitarity in scattering processes at high energy. We apply these ideas to pair production of electroweak vector bosons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-32
Number of pages12
JournalAnnals of Physics
StatePublished - Aug 2013


  • Anomalous coupling
  • Beyond the standard model
  • Effective field theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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