The status of the LHeC project and its impact on Higgs physics
Presented by Prof. Bruce MELLADO on 8 Jul 2014 from 17:10 to 19:00
Type: Poster Presentation
Track: Track B - Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics
Board #: B.297
The LHeC is envisioned to collider electrons and protons concurrently with proton-proton collisions at the LHC. The overall status of the project will be summarized. This comprises a reviw of the accelerator facility, the Energy Recovery Linac, and the detector design. The ATLAS and CMS collaborations at the Large Hadron Collider have observed a new particle consistent with a scalar boson and with a mass of about 125 GeV. The prospects of studying this newly discovered boson at the LHeC are reviewed. This includes ability to isolate the H to bb decay with a large signal-to-background ratio about S/B = 2 and the model independent exploration of the CP-properties of the HVV,V = W,Z couplings. The latter is a unique capability of ep collisions. The propescts of other decay channels will also be discussed. An enhanced instantaneous luminosity scenario of L = 1034cm−2s−1 is considered. In this scenario the LHeC becomes a Higgs factory.