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Heather Gray (LBNL) Title: The Higgs and the Quarks; Probing the Yukawa couplings of the Higgs boson

February 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The discovery of the Higgs boson at the LHC in 2012 relied predominantly on studies of the bosonic decay modes. However, there is a rich structure in the Yukawa sector of the Higgs boson.  Studies of the direct coupling of the Higgs boson to fermions can be used to probe the proportionality of this coupling to the fermion mass and hence the test the fermionic mass generation mechanism. I will introduce current experimental studies in the quark sector and, in particular, the recent evidence obtained at the LHC for the coupling of the Higgs to heavy quarks. I will discuss some of the important experimental challenges and highlight new ideas for the future.


February 6, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


50A-5132 (Sessler Conference Room)