Aug 23 – 28, 2010
Europe/Berlin timezone

Higgs Measurements in and beyond the SM at the LHC in the Forward Proton Mode

Aug 26, 2010, 3:25 PM
Gr. Hörsaal Mathematik (Bonn)

Gr. Hörsaal Mathematik


Nussallee 12


Sven Heinemeyer (IFCA (CSIC, Santander))


We review the prospects for Central Exclusive Diffractive (CED) production of BSM Higgs bosons at the LHC using forward proton detectors installed at 220 m and 420 m distance around ATLAS and / or CMS. We update previous analysis for the MSSM taking into account current improvements in the theoretical calculations and the most recent exclusion bounds from the Tevatron. We extend the MSSM analysis to new benchmark scenarios that are in agreement with the cold dark matter relic abundance and other precision measurements. We analyse the exclusive production of Higgs bosons in a model with a fourth generation of fermions. Finally, we discuss the determination of Higgs spin-parity and coupling structures at the LHC and show that the forward proton mode would provide a critical information on the CP properties of the Higgs bosons.

Primary author

Sven Heinemeyer (IFCA (CSIC, Santander))

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