Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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After the Discovery: Hunting for a Non-Standard Higgs Sector

2014, Apr 06 -- Apr 18

C. Grojean (ICREA/IFAE, Barcelona)
A. Juste (ICREA/IFAE, Barcelona)
I. Low (Northwestern/Argonne, Chicago)
F. Moortgat (CERN, Geneva)

The discovery of a Higgs particle by the LHC experiments has launched the exploration of electroweak symmetry breaking and potentially opened a window into beyond- Standard Model physics such as an extended Higgs sector, anomalous Higgs boson production mechanisms, or rare Higgs boson decay modes. Such discoveries would represent a smoking gun for an extended Higgs sector, and could have long-reaching implications on our understanding on how Nature works at its most fundamental level, including connections with dark matter and other cosmological problems. This represents an exciting and broad research program, complementary to precise measurements of Higgs boson couplings at the LHC and future e+/e- and/or pp colliders.

The primary goal of this workshop is to bring together experts from the theoretical and experimental communities for a joint brainstorming on the status of this research, identify areas for improvements, as well as set new promising directions, ahead of the start of the LHC run at 13/14 TeV.

The topics that will be covered include:
- Higgs coupling measurements status/prospects (LHC and future e+/e- and/or pp colliders) and interplay with searches for BSM Higgs sector
- searches for anomalous Higgs production mechanisms (top partners, SUSY decay chains, di-Higgs, etc)
- rare Higgs decays (invisible, SUSY particles, long-lived particles, etc)
- direct searches for low mass (pseudo-)scalars (nMSSM, etc)
- direct searches for heavy Higgs bosons (2HDM, doubly-charged, etc)
- probing CP violation in the Higgs sector
- role of precision physics in constraining a BSM Higgs sector (EW observables, heavy-flavor measurements, intensity frontier)
- Effective Field Theory for a BSM Higgs sector
- application of advanced experimental tools to BSM Higgs searches (jet substructure, jet charge, color flow, matrix-element method, etc)
- connections of a BSM Higgs sector with dark matter and other cosmological problems

The workshop will take place at the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, located in Benasque (Spain), between April 6 and April 18, 2014. Benasque is a beautiful village with a famous ski resort, located in the heart of the Pyrenees, close to the Spanish border with France. In addition to the auditorium, the Center offers desk space, ubiquitous black boards and several meeting areas. To ensure a productive workshop, attendance will be limited to a maximum of 70 participants. In addition, the meeting agenda will be kept light, leaving plenty of time for discussion among participants, in the spirit of the Les Houches workshops.

Registration Fee

Thanks to financial help of our sponsors, the registration fees for the conference will be limited to 100 euros. Participants will also have to cover their meals and housing expenses. The latter are expected to range between 30 and 99 euros a night (see link to ACCOMODATION RATES in the menu in the right for further details).

The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193

Please, send a copy of the transfer receipt (including your surname and the conference code, eg: 2014higgs Your_Surmame as a subject. Please, indicate the full name of the conference and your name in the comments section in the bank transfer form) by e-mail to info@benasque.org

Cancellation Policy
A 30 euro charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 10 days before the conference start date. A no refund policy will be applied to cancellations made after this date.

Workshop supported by:

ifae Excelencia

Further Information.

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

  • logo CSIC
  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • Ministerio de educación y ciencia
  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque


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