15-18 April 2019
Europe/Brussels timezone

Higgs couplings without the Higgs

Apr 18, 2019, 11:00 AM
30m

Speaker

Mr Brian Henning (University of Geneva)

Description

Anomalous Higgs couplings precipitate unitarity violation in a multitude of processes. These include, in particular, high multiplicity (2 → more than 2) processes involving longitudinal vectors, where unitarity violation manifests in cross-sections that grow too quickly with energy. Using EFT―which provides a transparent and systematic parameterization of the energy growth―we explore how to exploit this energy growth to measure/constrain anomalous Higgs couplings. In certain (important) channels, these high-energy probes turn out to be both complementary and competitive with standard on-shell measurements. Additionally, our exploratory analysis contains many exciting avenues for refinements and improvements for both theorists and experimentalists.

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