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A step closer in the quest for Higgs pair production at the LHC

The latest result in the search for Higgs pair production in ATLAS at the LHC, in the 4b final state, is now out:

https://lnkd.in/e6pdhj36

with big contributions from the UCL ATLAS team, including the co-editor of the journal publication.

Higgs pair production (the production of two Higgs bosons in a single proton-proton collision at the LHC) is a rare process that can shed light on the properties of the Higgs boson and particularly the Higgs field potential (the famous "Mexican hat"). The Electroweak Phase Transition, one of the most dramatic and defining moments in the evolution of our Universe, happened around 1 picosecond (one billionth of a millisecond!) after the Big Bang. The shape of the Higgs field potential is intricately linked to that moment.

UCL HEP Research Fellowships

We are keen to support a limited number of strong candidates in applying for Research Fellowships. If your profile and interests match our activities, we would be very interested to hear from you.

High Energy Physics

The UCL high energy physics group has 50 academic, research and technical staff and over 50 PhD students. We are one of the largest groups in the country with research areas spanning: theory/phenomenology, detector, software and accelerator R&D and analysis of data from the LHC, dark matter and neutrino experiments.

News

A step closer in the quest for Higgs pair production at the LHC

The latest result in the search for Higgs pair production in ATLAS at the LHC, in the 4b final state, is now out:

https://lnkd.in/e6pdhj36

with big contributions from the UCL ATLAS team, including the co-editor of the journal publication.

Higgs pair production (the production of two Higgs bosons in a single proton-proton collision at the LHC) is a rare process that can shed light on the properties of the Higgs boson and particularly the Higgs field potential (the famous "Mexican hat"). The Electroweak Phase Transition, one of the most dramatic and defining moments in the evolution of our Universe, happened around 1 picosecond (one billionth of a millisecond!) after the Big Bang. The shape of the Higgs field potential is intricately linked to that moment.

UCL HEP Research Fellowships

We are keen to support a limited number of strong candidates in applying for Research Fellowships. If your profile and interests match our activities, we would be very interested to hear from you.

Particle physicists at UCL awarded £4.3 million

Particle physicists at UCL awarded £4.3 million

Some of the most fundamental questions about the Universe will be investigated by UCL particle physicists, following a £4.34 million award from the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).