Pursuing electroweak symmetry breaking at CMS using WW semi-leptonic final states

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Date/Time:Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 from 4:10 pm to 5:10 pm
Location:A401, Zaffarano Hall
Contact:Chunhui Chen
Phone:515-294-5062
Channel:High Energy Physics
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Dr. Kalanand Mishra, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

After the recent observation of a Higgs-like particle with mass near 126 GeV, one of the most exciting tasks before us is to measure its couplings, and probe mass generation for gauge
bosons and third generation fermions. Because of large branching fraction and fully reconstructible invariant mass, the semi-leptonic final states (H->WW->lnuqq and WH->lnubb) play an important role in this endeavor. I will give an overview of the Higgs boson analysis at CMS using semi-leptonic final states. Observation of diboson production and stringent limits on anomalous triple gauge boson couplings constituted important milestones along the way. I will summarize prospects for physics with high mass W pair and WW scattering with the full data sample from 2012 run.