22-24 January 2015
CERN
Europe/Zurich timezone
General Assembly Meeting of LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group

      The LHC Higgs cross-section working group (HXSWG) was created in January 2010. The aim of this group was to produce agreements on cross sections, branching ratios and pseudo-observables relevant to SM and MSSM Higgs boson(s). In spring 2012, the group was restructured and new subgroups were added with the goal of discussing Higgs property/measurement and BSM extensions. Three CERN Reports have been completed, "Inclusive Observables" (CERN-2011- 002), "Differential Distributions" (CERN-2012-002), and "Higgs Properties" (CERN-2013-004). These achievements facilitated the comparison and combination of Higgs results at LHC since the beginning of the LHC physics programme.
 

      After 4 years of activities, our group was being reorganized in view of long LHC shutdown 2013-2014 (LS1) and in order to prepare the future run at higher energy. The group is organized in three working groups: (1) cross-sections & branching ratios, (2) Higgs properties and (3) beyond the Standard Model. Each of these groups involve some task-force subgroups.

       
     In this second general assembly meeting, we shall review the progresses made in the various groups and we shall define some guidelines for the future recommendations to conduct the analyses with the LHC run II data.

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