# Impact of the Parton Distribution Function on the Signal of the Doubly Charged Higgs Boson

## Session Number

Project ID: PHYS 29

## Advisor(s)

Dr. Peter J. Dong, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

## Discipline

Physical Science

## Start Date

17-4-2024 8:15 AM

## End Date

17-4-2024 8:30 AM

## Abstract

The possible existence of the doubly charged Higgs boson necessitates the existence of a beyond Standard Model extension. Models that include the doubly charged Higgs boson are dependent on other particle interactions that redefine the current understanding of Standard Model particles. Determining constant factors of the doubly charged Higgs boson allows limits or cuts to be placed, reducing background in search of the particle at a particle accelerator. Through the use of Monte Carlo simulations, we analyze the impact of the parton distribution function, which determines the parton interactions in a collision, on the signal of the doubly charged Higgs boson. In particular, we compare the invariant mass of events generated by different parton distribution functions.

Impact of the Parton Distribution Function on the Signal of the Doubly Charged Higgs Boson

The possible existence of the doubly charged Higgs boson necessitates the existence of a beyond Standard Model extension. Models that include the doubly charged Higgs boson are dependent on other particle interactions that redefine the current understanding of Standard Model particles. Determining constant factors of the doubly charged Higgs boson allows limits or cuts to be placed, reducing background in search of the particle at a particle accelerator. Through the use of Monte Carlo simulations, we analyze the impact of the parton distribution function, which determines the parton interactions in a collision, on the signal of the doubly charged Higgs boson. In particular, we compare the invariant mass of events generated by different parton distribution functions.