A high precision determination of the Higgs cross-section at the LHC

Who: Charalampos Anastasiou (ETH Zürich)
When: Monday, November 28, 2016 at 14:15
Where: The CP³ meeting room

The scope of the talk will be to give a picture of some of the latest advances in precision collider phenomenology and in modern methods in perturbative QCD. The production and detection of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider has opened new ways to test the Standard Model of particle interactions. In this talk, I will describe some of the opportunities for precision physics in the Higgs sector and a computation at next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order in the strong coupling expansion which resulted to the most precise determination of the LHC Higgs production rate.
Finally, with a view towards the future, I will discuss the need for predicting theoretically fine kinematic characteristics of the Higgs particle and first efforts towards computing at a similar level of precision as what has been achieved for the inclusive production rate.