A Lecture by Prof. Werner Bernreuther on “Two topics in Higgs-boson physics at the LHC”
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A Lecture by Prof. Werner Bernreuther on “Two topics in Higgs-boson physics at the LHC”
DateandTime: 2015-10-09 10:53:45

Speaker: Prof. Werner Bernreuther, Institute of Theoretical Physics, RWTH-aachen, Germany
Date: October 9, 2015
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room C702, Zhixin Building, Central Campus
Sponsor: the School of Physics

Abstract: The Higgs mechanism is a cornerstone of the Standard Model (SM) and its supersymmetric extensions. The masses of the fundamental particles, electroweak gauge bosons, leptons, and quarks, are generated by interactions with Higgs fields. After the discovery of the Higgs boson, it is of paramount importance to understand its properties in detail. Non-standard Higgs bosons, if they exist, can have unusual properties. For instance, their interactions with quarks and leptons can violate the CP symmetry, in a way that is completely different from the Kobayashi-Maskawa mechanism of the Standard Model. Higgs-sector CP violation is a fascinating possibility, with implications on the physics of the early universe. Another line of our research is to devise and investigate strategies how to explore the CP properties of Higgs bosons, resp. how to search for Higgs-sector CP violation at the LHC.
In this talk, the research status of Higgs physics and its related topics at LHC will be introduced.


Werner Bernrenther, Professor at Institute of Theoretical Physics, RWTH-aachen, Germany, is an internationally known particle physicist with a series of academic achievements of important influences in the fields of CP violation and research on the generation and properties of particles like the Higgs and the top quark at the LHC. He has published more than 80 papers on his work in renowned academic journals including Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. D, Phys. Lett. B, Nucl. Phys. B and JHEP. The paper citation amounts to over 4,500 times.

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