"SPECIAL SEMINAR: Precision constraints on non-standard Higgs-boson couplings with HEPfit"

Laura Reina
Florida State University
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
4:00 pm
FRH 4135

Looking for indirect evidence of new physics beyond the Standard Model has become a strong component of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) physics program. The study of the properties of the Higgs boson discovered at the LHC, in conjunction with improved fits to electroweak precision observables, offers a very constrained framework to explore new physics effects and will be an essential component of Run II of the LHC.  In this context, I will present results from a model-independent analysis of the current constraints on new physics corrections to the Standard Model Higgs interactions based on the HEPfit package, which combines Higgs-physics results obtained
by the LHC at 7 and 8 TeV with bounds from electroweak precision observables,  and translates limits on the Standard-Model Higgs couplings into bounds on the Wilson coefficients of the Standard Model gauge-invariant dimension-six effective Lagrangian used to parametrize
the effects of new physics.

Jonathan Feng
Iftah Galon