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A Light Composite Higgs and its Heavy Vector Partners

I briefly review the ATLAS and CMS data suggesting heavy diboson (VV, with V = W,Z, and VH)) near 2 TeV at the LHC. Then I will describe a new model for the 125 GeV Higgs boson H to be a light composite state. This model predicts that the Higgs boson is accompanied by heavy vector and axial vector states with masses expected in the range 1--2 TeV and which decay, respectively, to WW, WZ and to WH, ZH combinations. I will estimate their decay and production rates in Run 1 and Run 2. Finally, I will suggest a number of tests of this model -- and ways to distinguish it from other composite Higgs models -- in Run 2.