Topic of the Week

Sunrise - WH11NE (Fermilab)

Sunrise - WH11NE


Javier Mauricio Duarte (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) , Si Xie (California Institute of Technology (US))

Measurements of the visible decay channels of the Higgs allow for up to around 30% of the branching fraction to be from beyond the standard model decays. Dark matter motivates a decay of the Higgs to invisible final states. This talk will discuss the searches for invisible decays of the Higgs produced in all production modes. A comparison will be made between these searches and the constraints from the visible decay modes. I will put particular emphasis on the ATLAS results from vector boson fusion, the most sensitive search channel thus far. Finally, I will compare the results to direct detection dark matter experiments, assuming the Higgs portal model.

    • 15:00 16:00
      Searches for invisible decays of the Higgs boson with ATLAS 1h
      Speaker: Ben Carlson (University of Pittsburgh)