Aug 4 – 8, 2015
America/Detroit timezone

Search for Lepton Flavor Violating Decays of the Higgs Boson (CMS)

Aug 7, 2015, 3:00 PM
Kalamazoo (Michigan League)


Michigan League

Electroweak and Higgs Experiment EWK and Higgs Sector


Nathan Marshall Kellams (University of Notre Dame (US))


We present the first direct search for lepton flavor violating (LFV) decays of the Higgs Boson. LFV decays are permitted in many extensions of the standard model. Indirect constraints strongly limit the decay H to e mu, but allow H to e tau and H to mu tau to 10%. We present results in all three channels using the full run 1 data set collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC.
Oral or Poster Presentation Oral

Primary author

Nathan Marshall Kellams (University of Notre Dame (US))

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