Higgs Compositeness from Direct Searches
- Event time: 2:00pm
- Event date: 16th April 2014
- Speaker: Andrea Wulzer (INFN Padova)
- Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
After a brief overview of the Composite Higgs framework I will illustrate its main phenomenological manifestations, namely the Higgs couplings modifications and the direct production of new strong sector resonances. While the former are typically too mild to be detected at the LHC, the latter are more promising. In particular, I will consider direct signals from vector-like fermionic Top Partners and from spin-one vector resonances with Electro-Weak quantum numbers. I will quantify the exclusion limits after the first LHC run and the perspectives for the second one. The outcome will be that direct searches are already constraining part of the "Natural" parameter space of the Composite Higgs scenario and that the second LHC run might fully cover it.
The Particle Physics Theory seminar is a weekly series of talks reflecting the diverse interests of the group. Topics include analytic and numerical calculations based on the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, theories exploring new physics, as well as more formal developments in gauge theories and gravity..