Cutting into Higgs pairs

28 Aug 2015, 15:20
20m
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Higgs Theory and Experiment Higgs Expt., Theory and Phenomenology

Speaker

Ahmed Ismail (Argonne National Laboratory/University of Illinois at Chicago)

Description

Double Higgs production is a unique collider process, enabling the determination of the Higgs self-coupling. However, it is exceedingly rare in the Standard Model, due to the cancellation between the standard triangle and box contributions to the amplitude. I will demonstrate an analytic understanding of this cancellation, and its implications for the impact of new physics on Higgs pair production. In particular, I will show how the invariant mass distribution in double Higgs production is sensitive to the spins of the particles in the loop diagrams.

Primary authors

Ahmed Ismail (Argonne National Laboratory/University of Illinois at Chicago) Ian Low (Argonne National Lab/Northwestern Univ) Sally Dawson (BNL)

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