Stephen Roche presented his research, "Triggering on an exotic Two-Higgs-Doublet-Model decay in high energy proton-proton collisions," at the Emil Sanielevici Research Award Seminar today on February 23, 2022.
Abstract: Some beyond the standard model models of particle physics predict exotic decays of the Higgs boson that the standard model does not. We present a sensitivity study of a Two-Higgs-Doublet Model (2HDM) decay of a VBF-produced Higgs to two pseudoscalar bosons, with each decaying to low-pT bottom quarks. Due to the need for extremely sensitive triggers in cases such as this, we also examine the use of machine learning in triggering applications. We will present recent developments in machine learning, and look forward to the future of ML-aided trigger systems.
Thank you to all who attended, and congratulations Stephen!
This $4,000 tuition scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate major in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in memory of our student, Emil Sanielevici (1979-2000), whose enthusiasm and love of scientific research continue to inspire us all. Each year, the winner of the award will present their research in a short seminar such as this one.