Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 18th 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)


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.