17-22 April 2017
UZ Obergurgl
Europe/Zurich timezone

Invisible Decays in Higgs Pair Production

20 Apr 2017, 17:45
15m
UZ Obergurgl

UZ Obergurgl

University Center Obergurgl Gaisbergweg 5 6456 Obergurgl Austria
Afternoon Session Higgs and the Standard Model Thursday Afternoon

Speaker

Shankha Banerjee (Unite Reseaux du CNRS (FR))

Description

In this talk we will discuss the present status of theoretical studies and experimental searches performed in order to measure the di-Higgs process in various standard model (SM) final states. Furthermore, we will review the prospects of observing such channels at the 14 TeV high luminosity (HL) run of the large hadron collider (LHC). We will then discuss the prospects of observing certain non-standard final states in the di-Higgs category. Our focus will especially be on the scenario where one of the Higgs decays to a pair of $b$-jets and the other decays invisibly. We discuss the reach of the HL-LHC when (i) the production cross-section is exactly SM-like and (ii) when one includes a heavy scalar coupled to the top quarks and the SM Higgs. We will also review some other potential exotic final states.

Primary author

Shankha Banerjee (Unite Reseaux du CNRS (FR))

Co-authors

Brian Thomas Batell (University of Pittsburgh (US)) Michael Spannowsky (IPPP Durham)

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