Jul 4 – 11, 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Prospects for Higgs Physics at a Large Hadron Electron Collider (LHeC Study Group)

Jul 7, 2012, 5:00 PM
Plenary 3 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Plenary 3

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 1 - The Standard Model and EW Symmetry Breaking - Higgs Searches Plenary 3 - The Standard Model - TR1


Dr Uta Klein (University of Liverpool (UK))


The Large Hadron electron Collider (LHeC) is a proposed facility which will collide an LHC proton beam with a new 60 GeV electron beam. This contribution summarises the LHeC prospects for Higgs physics, as documented in the recently released Conceptual Design Report. Assuming a light Higgs boson, the dominant b-bbar coupling can be measured and other Standard model properties of the decay can be tested. The dominant Standard Model production mechanism via WW fusion yields a clean final state signature with missing transverse momentum and one high transverse momentum jet in addition to the Higgs decay products and also contains two rapidity gaps. Isolating this channel will allow sensitive tests of the CP structure and other properties of the HWW vertex, which lies at the heart of electroweak symmetry breaking.

Primary authors

, LHeC Study Group (CERN) Dr Uta Klein (University of Liverpool (UK))

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