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Single Higgs production at LHC as a probe for an anomalous Higgs self coupling (15' + 5')

Aug 5, 2016, 12:10 PM
Chicago 10

Chicago 10

Oral Presentation Higgs Physics Higgs Physics


Dr Pier Paolo Giardino (Brookhaven National Laboratory)


The Higgs trilinear coupling $\lambda_3$ is still a missing piece in the Standard Model puzzle. Although its theoretical value can be extracted from its relation to the mass of the Higgs and the Fermi constant, its measurement through the double Higgs production is particularly challenging. We explore the possibility of probing an anomalous trilinear coupling indirectly, through the production and decay of a single Higgs. Indeed, although these processes do not depend on $\lambda_3$ at tree level, they are sensitive to the trilinear coupling at NLO. This gives us the opportunity to derive the constraints on $\lambda_3$ from several observables, like the signal strength of the various channels or the $t\bar{t}H$ cross-section.

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Dr Pier Paolo Giardino (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

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