Jun 24 – 28, 2019
Crowne Plaza Brussels Le Palace
Europe/Zurich timezone

Messages from EW tests after the Higgs discovery

Jun 25, 2019, 4:30 PM
Eva/Inno (1st floor)


1st floor


Matthias Schott (CERN / University of Mainz)


The global fit of the Standard Model predictions to electroweak precision data, which has been routinely performed in the past decades by several groups, led to the prediction of the top quark and the Higgs boson masses before their respective discoveries. With the measurement of the Higgs boson mass at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2012 by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations, the last free parameter of the Standard Model of particle physics has been fixed, and the global electroweak fit can be used to test the full internal consistency of the electroweak sector of the Standard Model and constrain models beyond. In this article, we review the current state-of-the-art theoretical calculations, as well as the precision measurements performed at the LHC, and interpret them within the context of the global electroweak fit. Special focus is drawn in the impact of the Higgs boson mass on the fit. We will also discuss, which observables should be measured with higher precision in the coming years, as well as the impact of more precise measurements on the EW Fit.

Primary authors

Matthias Schott (CERN / University of Mainz) Jens Erler (IF-UNAM)

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