5. Theoretical Physics (CSN4)

Searches for the Higgs boson - what if it is fermiophobic

by Dr Barbara Mele (INFN Roma)

Aula Seminari (LNF)

Aula Seminari


Via Enrico Fermi, 40 00044 Frascati (Roma)
After reviewing the present status of Higgs boson searches at the LHC, I will focus on Higgs boson scenarios where the Higgs couplings to fermions vanish at tree level. One-loop corrections will in general affect the tree-level predictions by generating radiative Yukawa couplings. I will discuss the impact of the latter in a general theoretical framework, giving an improved description of a large class of fermiophobic Higgs-boson scenarios. I will eventually consider the theoretical and phenomenological implications of a fermiophobic 125-GeV Higgs boson at the LHC and at a future linear e+e- collider.