- March 23, 2017, 2:30 pm
- Wilson Hall, Curia II
- Ian Lewis, University of Delaware
- InSPIRE profile
The simplest extension of the Standard Model is to add a gauge singlet scalar: the singlet extended Standard Model. Although simple, this model is quite well-motivated and has an interesting phenomenology. Of particular interest is that this model can provide a mechanism for the strong first order phase transition necessary for electroweak baryogenesis. In this talk I will give an overview of this model as well as its interesting phenomenology. This will include a general discussion of the various double scalar final states and how these searches relate to viability of the strong first order electroweak phase transition. I will also provide benchmark points that maximize double Higgs production at the LHC in this model.