Collider Cross Talk

New frontiers in Higgs physics: hVF form factors and rare modes

by Gino Isidori (INFN Frascati)

Thursday, 11 July 2013 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 4-2-011 - TH common room )
Description
The h -> V+F amplitude, where  V=W, Z, and F is a generic leptonic or hadronic final state, can be decomposed in terms of a limited set of form factors. I discuss such general decomposition; how these form factors can be accessed experimentally in h -> Zl+l-  decays  and in the h+V associated production; why the form factors carries additional information on physics beyond the SM with respect to the "standard" signal-strength analyses. The interest in this perspective of searching for the rare decay modes h -> VP, where P is a single light hadron is also briefly discussed.
Organised by N. Mahmoudi