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MCTP HET BROWN BAG SEMINAR | Exploring Exotic Production of the 126 GeV Higgs

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
12:00 AM
Oskar Klein Room 3481 Randall

I consider the effects of exotic production modes of the 125 GeV Higgs and their impact on Higgs searches and the Higgs discovery. I emphasize that new production modes have been largely overlooked in contemporary tests of the Standard Model nature of the Higgs boson but experimental tests of exotic production modes are viable now or will be soon. I present a couple explicit examples of exotic production arising from chargino-neutra?lino associated production in the MSSM. As a corollary of this work, I point out that current Higgs coupling fits do not adequately explore the complete space of new physics deviations possible in Higgs measurements.

MCTP HET Brown Bag Seminars listing for Winter 2014.