Regular Article – Theoretical Physics
HiggsBounds-5: testing Higgs sectors in the LHC 13 TeV Era
Physikalisches Institut der Universität Bonn, Nußallee 12, 53115, Bonn, Germany
2 Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestraße 85, 22607, Hamburg, Germany
3 Campus of International Excellence UAM + CSIC, Cantoblanco, 28049, Madrid, Spain
4 Instituto de Física Teórica, (UAM/CSIC), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, 28049, Madrid, Spain
5 Instituto de Física de Cantabria (CSIC-UC), 39005, Santander, Spain
6 Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Lund University, 22100, Lund, Sweden
Accepted: 15 October 2020
Published online: 29 December 2020
We describe recent developments of the public computer code HiggsBounds. In particular, these include the incorporation of LHC Higgs search results from Run 2 at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, and an updated and extended framework for the theoretical input that accounts for improved Higgs cross section and branching ratio predictions and new search channels. We furthermore discuss an improved method used in HiggsBounds to approximately reconstruct the exclusion likelihood for LHC searches for non-standard Higgs bosons decaying to final states. We describe in detail the new and updated functionalities of the new version HiggsBounds-5.
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