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Higgs as a Window to New Physics

April 2, 2014 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Presenter 
Jure Zupan, University of Cincinnati
Location 
Building 362, Room F108
Type 
Seminar
Series 
HEP Special Seminar
Abstract:
The recently discovered Higgs boson stands out in the structure of the standard model of elementary particles and their interactions. It is the only particle which is a scalar. As such it can give masses to all the elementary particles and at the same time also break electroweak symmetry. The same reasoning for why the couplings to the Higgs can give unsuppressed masses to the fermions, can also lead us to expect large couplings to new physics. In the talk I will cover how this can be achieved by looking at both standard and exotic Higgs decays.