UoL physicist in new LHC Higgs Group leadership role

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Congratulations to our very own Dr Nikos Rompotis for his new appointment as Coordinator of the Extended Higgs sector subgroup of the LHC Higgs Group.

The LHC Higgs Group is an effort to bridge theory and experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments at CERN. The LHC experiments produce a huge amount of data, which needs inputs from the theory community in order to be interpreted, but also to make sure that there isn’t anything worth looking in these data that nobody searched for. The LHC Higgs Group has produced theoretical predictions for the Standard Model Higgs boson that were used in the Higgs boson discovery at the LHC in 2012, as well as theory predictions for more exotic Higgs boson possibilities. The group has issued a series of 4 reports with theoretical predictions that have received several thousands of citations in total and have served as theory resource in most LHC Higgs boson related publications.

Nikos has held in the past various leadership roles in the group. His new role is a two years mandate and deals with recommendations for models in which the Standard Model Higgs sector is extended with more Higgs bosons, such as the “two-Higgs-Doublet model”.