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Friday, December 16th 2016
Speaker: Ian Lewis (University of Kansas)
Subject: New Physics in Double Higgs Production

With the discovery of a Higgs boson, the Standard Model of Particle Physics is complete. However, there is still much to learn about the Standard Model and we may yet expect new physics. This talk will discuss the various ways in which new physics can appear in measurements of processes involving Higgs bosons. There will be a particular focus on double Higgs production. Measurement of this process is important for determining the shape of the scalar potential and the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking in the Standard Model. I will give an overview of new physics that can appear in this channel, including resonant production in a simple extension of the Standard Model.

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