Seminar Talks SoSe 2019

SR7 (C.01.101)

SR7 (C.01.101)

II. Institute of Physics University of Goettingen
    • 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
      Bounding the Higgs width at the HL-LHC through interference effects 1h

      The Higgs decay width can be constrained by exploiting interference effects of the pp -> H->γγ signal with the pp->γγ continuum
      background, which yields a width-dependent shift of the observed Higgs mass peak. I review a study in which my collaborators and I investigate the HL-LHC reach of an analysis that determines the reference mass from the di-photon final state at high transverse momenta, where the shift is less pronounced. As an alternative strategy, we also propose a yet more powerful technique based on a direct fit to the distorted m_γγ line shape. Both approaches employ particle-level predictions calculated with the Monte-Carlo event generator Sherpa, and I will take time to introduce some of the relevant concepts.

      Speakers: Enrico Bothmann, Enrico Bothmann (University of Göttingen)