Dnia 17 marca (piątek) o godzinie 10:15, w sali B2.38 odbędzie się seminarium, na którym zostanie wygłoszony referat pt.:

„Theoretical motivations and experimental signals for a second resonance of the Higgs field”

Referuje: prof. Maurizio Consoli, INFN, Sezione di Catania, Italy

Theoretical arguments and lattice simulations suggest that, beside the known resonance of mass m_h= 125 GeV, defined by its quadratic shape, the effective potential of the Higgs field could exhibit a second, much heavier mass scale M_H = 690 +/- 30 GeV associated with the zero-point energy which determines its depth. In spite of its large mass, however, the heavier state would couple to longitudinal W’s with the same typical strength as the low-mass state at 125 GeV and thus represent a relatively narrow resonance mainly produced at LHC by gluon-gluon fusion. After summarizing the general aspects, I will consider 4 samples of LHC data (2 from ATLAS and 2 from CMS) which suggest a new resonance with a combined mass value of 691(10) GeV. Since the considered measurements have a negligible correlation and since, when comparing with a definite theoretical prediction, local excesses are not downgraded by the so called look-elsewhere effect, the cumulated statistical significance is now substantial. The issue of the second resonance could thus definitely be settled by just adding one or two crucial, missing samples of RUN2 data.

Serdecznie zapraszamy

dr hab. Katarzyna Grzelak
prof. dr hab. Jan Królikowski
prof. dr hab. Aleksander Filip Żarnecki