Prof. Gabriella Sciolla (Brandeis) and Prof. Yoram Rozen (Technion) received a cooperative research grant by the US-Israel Binational Foundation. The 4-year grant will allow the Brandeis and Technion groups to continue their investigation of the properties of the Higgs boson in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. In particular, the Brandeis-Technion team is responsible for measuring the so-called “couplings of the Higgs boson”, meaning how often a Higgs boson is produced in the fusion of two vector boson particles (like W or Z bosons) instead of being produced by the collisions of two gluons. The measurement of the couplings of the Higgs gives us important clues on the nature of the newly-discovered particle.
21 08 2013