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