Multi-Scalar production at hadron colliders
- Event time: 2:00pm
- Event date: 7th December 2016
- Speaker: Andreas Papaefstathiou (CERN / NIKHEF)
- Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
The Higgs boson is the first fundamental scalar to be discovered. A crucial task following this discovery is to directly measure its couplings to the Standard Model content. These include the self-couplings, that can be probed via production of multiple Higgs bosons at hadron colliders. I will be discussing recent phenomenological advancements in this direction, focussing on Higgs boson pair and triple production at the Large Hadron Collider and a Future Circular Collider. Additional new scalar resonances may appear in collider experiments. In that case, it is conceivable that such resonances will interact with the Standard Model-like Higgs boson. The nature of their interactions can be investigated via associated production with a Higgs boson, for which I will be focussing on a simple scenario.
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..