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Production of heavy Higgs bosons and decay into top quarks at the LHC (15' + 5')

Aug 5, 2016, 5:00 PM
Chicago 9

Chicago 9

Oral Presentation Higgs Physics Higgs Physics


Peter Galler (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


As heaviest elementary particle, the top quark represents an ideal laboratory to search for physics beyond the SM. In this talk we study an extended Higgs sector as a viable SM extension. In particular, we investigate the impact of the type-II two-Higgs-doublet model with two neutral Higgs bosons with masses larger than twice the top quark mass on top-quark pair production. More specifically, we calculate for top-quark pair production the resonant contributions and the contributions from the interference with the SM background (QCD and electro-weak) at next-to-leading order in the strong coupling constant. Using representative CP-conserving as well as CP-violating parameter scenarios phenomenological results will be given for different observables including spin dependent ones. Furthermore a comparison with experimental results is presented.

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Peter Galler (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

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