Systematic Development of the SMEFT for the Study of the Higgs Boson
The Effective Field Theory research group is focused on the systematic development of the Standard Model Effective Field Theory and interpreting the data coming out of the Large Hadron collider at CERN in Run II.
The project, which involves a close interplay with new data from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, requires both new analytical computations and a careful analysis of data. The project is currently funded by the villum fund and DFF.
The Standard Model Effective Field theory allows the Standard Model to be extended as a consistent and well defined field theory, capturing the effect due to heavy new physics that is not directly discovered yet in experiment. Considering the results from LHC and lower energy experiments, it is clearly of interest to study the ever growing data sets being produced in particle physics experiments using this theory.
The group is focused on developing a formal understanding of this theory, while simultaneously developing computer tools for use by the experimental community, and phenomenological analyses.