Tuesday, April 12, 2016
4:00 pm

High Energy Physics Seminar

Search, discovery and measurements of the Higgs boson in the diphoton decay channel at CMS
Joshua Bendavid, Caltech

The observation of a new particle with properties consistent with a Standard Model Higgs boson by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations in 2012 marked a major achievement in particle physics, fulfilling a major goal of the LHC program. Continuing measurements of the properties of the new boson constitute stringent tests of the Standard Model in previously unexplored phase space. The search for the Higgs in the diphoton decay channel was one of the main contributions to the discovery of the new boson, and remains one of the key channels for ongoing measurements of its properties. Results will be presented for the search and measurement of the Higgs to diphoton decay in CMS including the latest results from the sqrt(s) = 7 and 8 TeV LHC runs, some discussion on the applicability of corresponding analysis and statistical techniques to rare B decays, new developments and first results from the ongoing 13 TeV run, as well as future prospects towards the HL-LHC era.

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