Tag Archives: Higgs

Vector-like Quarks

My colleagues and I have a new paper on the arXiv today on New sensitivity of current LHC measurements to vector-like quarks. Vector-like quarks are hypothetical  particles that appear in some extensions of the Standard Model. Such extensions are continually being … Continue reading

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URL right

I changed the title of my previous post, because I was worried it would mislead people, or at best look like a crap pun. It was originally called “A boost in testing times”. The potentially misleading — and entirely unintentional … Continue reading

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A boost in trying times

My first ever blog post was about measuring the Higgs boson when it is produced with very high momentum and decays to b-quarks. When that happens, all the decay products of the Higgs appear in a single “jet” of particles. … Continue reading

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Exploring the “Higgs Portal”

The Higgs boson is unique. Does it open a door to Dark Matter? All known fundamental particles acquire mass by interacting with the Higgs boson. Actually, more correctly, they interact with a quantum field which is present even in “empty” … Continue reading

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