# Higgs Physics

### Introduction to the course

The course introduces the theory and phenomenology of the recently discovered Higgs boson. With this course the students will receive a detailed introduction to the physics of the Higgs boson in the Standard Model. They will acquire the necessary theoretical background to understand the main production and decay channels of the Higgs boson at high-energy colliders, and the corresponding experimental signatures.

### Lecture notes and exercises

19 SEP | The EW theory and the Higgs mechanism (TH) | notes | exercises |

26 SEP | The equivalence theorem and unitarity: theoretical limits on the Higgs mass (TH) |
notes | exercises |

3 OCT | Introduction: accelerators (EXP) | notes | exercises |

10 OCT | Higgs searches at LEP; statistics (EXP) | notes | exercises |

17 OCT | Higgs production in e+e- collisions (TH) | notes | exercises |

31 OCT | Higgs production at hadron colliders, gluon fusion (TH) | notes | exercises |

7 NOV | Higgs production at hadron colliders, other channels (TH) | notes | exercises |

14 NOV | Higgs decays (TH) | notes | exercises |

28 NOV | Differential distributions (TH) | notes | exercises |

19 DEC | Higgs properties (TH) | notes |

### Bibliography - references

- A. Djouadi, "The Anatomy of Electro-Weak Symmetry Breaking Tome I: The Higgs boson in the Standard Model", Phys.Rept. 457 (2008) 1-216, arXiv:hep-ph/0503172