Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 1st May 2013 at 13:30
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 13:15)

MultiHiggs Production at the LHC: Trilinear Couplings and New Physics

Matthew Dolan (Durham University)

I will discuss aspects of dihiggs production at the LHC, and discuss the some of the prospects for constraining the SM Higgs trilinear coupling. I will present new analyses in the dihiggs and dihiggs+jet final states utilising boosted kinematics which may increase the LHC sensitivity to this coupling. Finally, I will motivate the dihiggs final state as a discriminatory observable for helping understand the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking in BSM theories.