Higgs physics at the LHC
- Event time: 1:00pm until 2:00pm
- Event date: 2nd December 2016
- Speaker: Tilman Plehn (University of Heidelberg)
- Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
With the discovery of a light, likely fundamental Higgs boson our understanding of particle physics has entered a new era. We now know that quantum field theory describes elementary particles possibly to very high energy scales. This means that we need to develop an appropriate theory framework to describe experimental searches for non-standard effects. Effective field theories are the leading candidate for such a description. In addition to their generality, we need to remember that there are many extended Higgs and gauge sectors for which we know the LHC physics and which need to be approximated by the effective theory. The validity of the effective field theory approximation will lead us to a wide range of theoretical and phenomenological considerations. Finally, I will show how effective theories are used in other fields of LHC physics.