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Differential Higgs distributions as a unique window to New Physics at the LHC

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postcode: 22607

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙317˙500 €
 EC max contribution 1˙317˙500 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-05-01   to  2021-04-30


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 Project objective

In 2012, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN announced a ground-breaking discovery: both experiments observed a new particle. Subsequent measurements confirmed it to be a Higgs boson. In the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics, which describes the known elementary particles and their interactions, as well as in many extensions of the SM, the Higgs boson is fundamentally linked to the question of how elementary particles acquire mass. A thorough program of measurements is necessary to determine if this particle has indeed the properties of a Higgs boson as predicted by the SM or one of its extensions, and to gain a complete understanding of the mass generation for elementary particles. Studies of the Higgs sector now open a unique window to the discovery of New Physics.

The aim of the presented project is to perform a detailed analysis of the Higgs differential distributions measured in Higgs decays to diphotons and to four leptons, using the data collected by the ATLAS experiment between 2015 and 2021. These distributions are sensitive to effects from New Physics and will be confronted with precise theoretical predictions. In this way, the indirect extraction of Higgs couplings and the search for effects from new heavy particles can lead to a discovery of New Physics.

The detailed analysis of differential distributions goes substantially beyond the standard analyses based on measured event counts. A dedicated program is needed to achieve these goals. With an ERC Starting Grant, I will assemble a team to make decisive contributions to these challenging measurements and build a unique research program. As a former leader of the ATLAS Higgs-to-diphoton physics group and current leader of the electron and photon reconstruction group I am in an ideal position to establish a strong research team. This team will build on the important contributions to the Higgs boson discovery and property studies made by my Young Investigators Group.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 The ATLAS collaboration
Measurements of the Higgs boson production, fiducial and differential cross sections in the 4l decay channel at sqrt{s}=13TeV with the ATLAS detector
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.3204/PUBDB-2018-05299
2018 The ATLAS collaboration
Measurements of Higgs boson properties in the diphoton decay channel using 80 fb^{-1} of pp collision data at sqrt{s} = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.3204/PUBDB-2018-05451
2017 The ATLAS collaboration
Electron and photon reconstruction and performance in ATLAS using a dynamical, topological cell clustering-based approach
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.3204/PUBDB-2018-01147
2018 Aaboud, M. ; Braren, F. ; Lacey, J. ; Naranjo Garcia, R. F. ; et al.
Measurements of Higgs boson properties in the diphoton decay channel with 36 fb^{-1} of pp collision data at sqrt{s} = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
published pages: , ISSN: 2470-0010, DOI: 10.3204/PUBDB-2018-05447
Physical Review D 2019-10-08
2017 The ATLAS collaboration
Measurements of Higgs boson properties in the diphoton decay channel with 36.1 fb^{-1} pp collision data at the center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.3204/PUBDB-2017-13593
2016 The ATLAS collaboration
Measurement of fiducial, differential and production cross sections in the H->gammagamma decay channel with 13.3 fb^{-1} of 13 TeV proton-proton collision data with the ATLAS detector
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.3204/PUBDB-2017-13697
2019 M. Aaboud, G. Aad, B. Abbott, O. Abdinov, B. Abeloos, D. K. Abhayasinghe, S. H. Abidi, O. S. AbouZeid, N. L. Abraham, H. Abramowicz, H. Abreu, Y. Abulaiti, B. S. Acharya, S. Adachi, L. Adam, L. Adamczyk, J. Adelman, M. Adersberger, A. Adiguzel, T. Adye, A. A. Affolder, Y. Afik, C. Agheorghiesei, J. A. Aguilar-Saavedra, F. Ahmadov, G. Aielli, S. Akatsuka, T. P. A. Ã…kesson, E. Akilli, A. V. Akimov,
Measurement of the photon identification efficiencies with the ATLAS detector using LHC Run 2 data collected in 2015 and 2016
published pages: , ISSN: 1434-6044, DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6650-6
The European Physical Journal C 79/3 2019-08-05
2018 The ATLAS collaboration
Prospects for differential cross-section measurements of Higgs boson production measured in decays to ZZ and gammagamma with the ATLAS experiment at the High-Luminosity LHC
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.3204/PUBDB-2018-05452

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