Looking for a hidden sector in exotic Higgs boson decays with the ATLAS experimentJournal: Cogent Physics (Vol.2015, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
Authors : Andrea Coccaro;
Page : 1-7
Keywords : high-energy particle physics; dark matter; physics beyond the Standard Model; exotic Higgs decays;
The nature of dark matter (DM) is one of the most intriguing questions in particle physics. DM can be postulated to be part of a hidden sector whose interactions with the visible matter are not completely decoupled. The discovery of a fundamental scalar particle compatible with the Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model paves the way for looking for DM with novel methods. An overview of the searches looking for a hidden sector in exotic Higgs decays and for invisible decays of the Higgs boson within the ATLAS experiment is presented. Prospects for searches with Large Hadron Collider data at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV are summarized.
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