Aug 4 – 8, 2015
America/Detroit timezone

Usefulness of effective field theory in Higgs plus jet production

Aug 6, 2015, 4:00 PM
25m
Kalamazoo (Michigan League)

Kalamazoo

Michigan League

Electroweak and Higgs Theory EWK and Higgs Sector

Speaker

Ian Lewis (SLAC)

Description

The Higgs+jet channel at the LHC is sensitive to the effects of new physics both in the total rate and in the transverse momentum distribution at high pT. We examine the production process using an effective field theory (EFT) language and discuss the possibility of determining the nature of the underlying high-scale physics from boosted Higgs production. The effects of heavy color triplet scalars and top partner fermions with TeV scale masses are considered as examples and Higgs-gluon couplings of dimension five and dimension seven are included in the EFT.
Oral or Poster Presentation Oral

Primary authors

Ian Lewis (SLAC) Mao Zeng (Stony Brook University) Sally Dawson (BNL)

Presentation materials