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Martin, Stephen P.

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M.S. (Master of Science)

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Department of Physics


The Standard Model can be defined quantitatively by running parameters in a mass-independent renormalization scheme at a fixed reference scale. We provide a set of simple interpolation formulas that give the fundamental Lagrangian parameters in the MS-bar scheme at a renormalization scale of 200 GeV, safely above the top-quark mass and suitable for matching to candidate new physics models at very high mass scales using renormalization group equations. These interpolation formulas take as inputs the on-shell experimental quantities and use the best available calculations in the pure MS-bar scheme. They also serve as an accounting of the parametric uncertainties for the short-distance Standard Model Lagrangian. We also include an interpolating formula for the W boson mass. A step-by-step calculation of the one-loop contributions to the mass of the Higgs boson is included.


111 pages




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