# Particle Physics Seminar

## Wednesday 18^{th} November 2015 at 13:30

Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

*(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 13:15)*
# Probing the Higgs Boson with Vector Boson Scattering

## Alexander Belyaev (Southampton University)

**Abstract**

We suggest the combination of
several observables which provides sensitivity to the ratio of the
longitudinal versus
transverse polarizations of the W and Z-bosons in the vector-boson
scattering processes.
Therefore, the analysis we present also provides the sensitivity to the
Higgs boson
couplings to the gauge bosons and consequently to the theory underlying the
Higgs sector.
We conclude that the analysis of vector boson fusion provides a model
independent and robust
method to study the Higgs boson couplings to the gauge bosons.