School of Physics and Astronomy

Searching for di-Higgs to bbtautau final states

6 April 2018

Time: 2:30 - 4:30pm
Speaker: Tom Stevenson
Venue: G. O. Jones Building, Room 410

An important probe of the Higgs mechanism for electroweak symmetry breaking and the shape of the Higgs potential is the measurement of the trilinear Higgs self-coupling. The cross-section of this process is extremely small in the SM, however this can be significantly enhanced by modifications to the top-quark Yukawa coupling, the Higgs self-coupling or through the introduction of beyond the SM (BSM) production mechanisms with new intermediate particles.

This talks presents the search for BSM resonant and SM