Characterizing the Higgs at the LHC
Dr. Heather Logan
Associate Professor
Department of Physics, Carleton University
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
3:30pm-4:30pm
HP4351

The LHC experiments ATLAS and CMS have both observed signals
consistent with a Standard Model Higgs boson with mass around 125 GeV.
If these Higgs signals are confirmed, the next order of business will
be to characterize the couplings of the new Higgs-like particle to
other Standard Model particles.  This will allow us to test whether
the new particle really is the long-sought Higgs boson responsible for
the masses of Standard Model particles.  In this talk I'll describe
the strategies for extracting Higgs couplings from LHC measurements
and try to give some insight into the patterns of Higgs couplings that
arise in extensions of the Standard Model Higgs sector.