Mar 26 – 30, 2012
University of Bonn
Europe/Berlin timezone

News on Exclusive Production of the BSM Higgs Bosons

Mar 27, 2012, 3:00 PM
20m
Lecture Hall, Institute for Applied Physics (University of Bonn)

Lecture Hall, Institute for Applied Physics

University of Bonn

Diffraction and vector mesons Diffraction and vector mesons

Speaker

Dr Marek Tasevsky (Acad. of Sciences of the Czech Rep. (CZ))

Description

We investigate the prospects for Central Exclusive Diffractive (CED) production of BSM Higgs bosons at the LHC using forward proton detectors installed at 220~m and 420~m distance around ATLAS and / or CMS. We update a previous analysis for the MSSM taking into account improvements in the theoretical calculations and the most recent exclusion bounds from the LHC. We extend the MSSM analysis to new benchmark scenarios that are in agreement with the cold dark matter relic abundance and other precision measurements. Finally, we comment on the determination of Higgs spin-parity and coupling structures at the LHC and show that the forward proton mode could provide crucial information on the $\cp$ properties of the Higgs bosons.

Primary author

Dr Marek Tasevsky (Acad. of Sciences of the Czech Rep. (CZ))

Presentation materials