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Ulascan Sarica (John Hopkins U.) "Measurements of Mass, Width, Lifetime, and Anomalous Couplings of the H(125) Boson"

November 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The discovery of the Higgs boson has completed the set of particles predicted by the Standard Model (SM). It has been established by the CMS and ATLAS Collaborations at the Large Hadron Collider that the discovered boson is consistent with J^PC=0^++. The width of this boson is also consistent with the predicted value from the SM, but the constraints using events at the resonance peak are orders of magnitude looser than the prediction. In this talk, we will be exploring techniques developed to probe small anomalous couplings of the Higgs boson. Emphasis will be given to the recent studies of Higgs-diboson (HVV) couplings from the CMS Collaboration, where information from associated production becomes even more important than the kinematics of Higgs decay products. We will also look at joint mass-width measurements using either events at the resonance peak or at the offshell tail of Higgs boson production. We will see that even small anomalous couplings show enhancement at the offshell tail and discuss briefly how joint constraints can be studied.


November 16, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


50A-5132 (Sessler Conference Room)