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This is the professional website of Howard Haber, Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.


RECENT NEWS

new!!! January 10, 2017: The official writeup of my talk given at the Sixth International Workshop on the Prospects for Charged Higgs Discovery at Colliders (CHARGED 2016) in Uppsala, Sweden on October 6, 2016 has now appeared on the arXiv.   [Postscript | PDF]

January 2, 2017: The 2017 Particle Physics conference schedule has been posted to Section VIII of this website. Although not intended to be comprehensive, it covers many conferences that overlap with my research interests.

December 16, 2016: My talk entitled High scale flavor alignment in the 2HDM and its phenomenology, given at the Helsinki Higgs Forum in Helsinki, Finland, has been posted to Section VII of the academic website.

November 18, 2016: After a season of rainouts and forfeits, Team Re-Entry finally got to play a meaningful game, as the two undefeated teams of the UCSC Coed Softball league met in the Championship game. Re-Entry dominated "Where my pitches at" with a convincing 15--2 victory in a game that was called early due to the impending darkness. The three year drought is now over, as Re-Entry claimed its eleventh championship since 1996. For further details, check out the UCSC Coed Softball Re-Entry Team Webpage.

The Fall 2016 Coed Softball Championship Re-Entry Team

November 17, 2016: Q&A: What more can we learn about the Higgs? Four physicists (myself included) discuss Higgs boson research since the discovery with Angela Anderson of Symmetry Magazine (a joint Fermilab/SLAC publication).

November 11, 2016: My talk entitled SUSY and the alignment limit, given at Higgs Couplings 2016 at SLAC has been posted to Section VII of this website.

November 3, 2016: My paper in collaboration with Michael Dine, Patrick Draper and Laurel Stephenson Haskins entitled Perturbation theory in supersymmetric QED: Infrared divergences and gauge invariance was published today in Physical Review D. In this paper, we examine some aspects of perturbation theory in N=1 SUSY QED. In general R-gauges, IR divergences and nonlocal behavior arise in 1PI diagrams, associated with a 1/k4 term in the propagator for the vector superfield. We demonstrate that in the computation of the electron pole mass, the cancellation of the IR divergences takes place in a nontrivial way, amounting to a reorganization of the perturbative series from powers of e2 to powers of e. A link to this paper can be found in Section II of this website.

October 10, 2016: The American Physical Society has announced that Gordon Kane, Howard Haber, John Gunion and Sally Dawson have been awarded the 2017 J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics. Further details can be found at https://www.aps.org/units/dpf/awards/sakurai.cfm and at the UC Santa Cruz Newscenter.

authors of the Higgs Hunter's Guide

October 6, 2016: My talk entitled Future Higgs Studies: A Theorist’s Outlook, given at the Sixth International Workshop on the Prospects for Charged Higgs Discovery at Colliders (CHARGED 2016) in Uppsala, Sweden has been posted to Section VII of this website.

October 4, 2016: The 2016 edition of the Review of Particle Physics is now available on the Web. Included are the Summary Tables, Particle Listings, pdgLive and Review articles, including my updated review of Supersymmety Theory. The Review of Particle Physics is now published in the October, 2016 issue of Chinese Physics C. A hard copy of the review can be obtained here.   [PDF]

September 26, 2016: An erratum to my paper in collaboration with Pedro Ferreira and Edward Santos, entitled Preserving the validity of the Two-Higgs Doublet Model up to the Planck scale, was published today in Physical Review D. A link to the published erratum can be found in Section II of this website.

September 20, 2016: My talk entitled Alignment without decoupling in the MSSM, given at Higgs Days at Santander 2016 in Santander, Spain has been posted to Section VII of the academic website.

September 6, 2016: My talk entitled Flavor violation via Planck scale alignment in the 2HDM, given at the Workshop on Multi-Higgs Models in Lisbon, Portugal, has been posted to Section VII of this website.

September 2, 2016: My talk entitled Higgs Hunting 2016 Theory Summary Talk, given at Higgs Hunting 2016 in Paris, France, has been posted to Section VII of this website.

August 3, 2016: My paper in collaboration with Philip Bechtle, Sven Heinemeyer, Tim Stefaniak, Oscar Stål, Georg Weiglein, and Lisa Zeune entitled The Light and Heavy Higgs Interpretation of the MSSM was posted today on the arXiv. A link to this paper can be found in Section II of this website.

In this paper, we performed a parameter scan of the eight-parameter pMSSM taking into account the experimental Higgs boson results from Run I of the LHC as well as additional low-energy observables. We investigated various MSSM interpretations of the Higgs signal at 125 GeV, in which the observed Higgs boson is identified with either the lightest or heaviest CP-even Higgs scalar of the MSSM. We identified regions close to the alignment limit without decoupling, in which the other Higgs scalars of the MSSM can also be light, offering good prospects for upcoming LHC searches and searches at future colliders.

July 26, 2016: My paper in collaboration with Michael Dine, Patrick Draper and Laurel Stephenson Haskins entitled Perturbation Theory in Supersymmetric QED: Infrared Divergences and Gauge Invariance was posted today on the arXiv. A link to this paper can be found in Section II of this website.

In this paper, we investigated some aspects of the perturbation theory in N=1 supersymmetric gauge theories with massive charged matter. In general gauges, infrared divergences and nonlocal behavior arise in 1PI diagrams, associated with a 1/k4 term in the propagator for the vector superfield. We have examined this structure in supersymmetric QED. The IR divergences are gauge-dependent and must cancel in physical quantities like the electron pole mass. However, this cancellation takes place in a nontrivial way, amounting to a reorganization of the perturbative series from powers of e2 to powers of e (where e is the γe+e- coupling constant).

July 6, 2016: My talk entitled Extended Higgs sectors and the alignment limit, given at the 24rd International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions (SUSY 2016) has been posted to Section VII of this website.

July 1, 2016: Today I gave the last of three lectures entitled SM and SUSY Higgs at pre-SUSY 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. Links to the PDF slides of the three lectures can be found in Section VII of this website.

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I. Research

The basic themes underlying my research program involve the study of: (i) the dynamics responsible for electroweak symmetry breaking; (ii) the theory and phenomenology of Higgs bosons; (iii) TeV-scale supersymmetry as a framework for incorporating a weakly-coupled Higgs sector; (iv) the phenomenology of signals for new physics beyond the Standard Model at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and future colliders; and (v) connections of low-energy phenomena with fundamental scales that lie beyond the TeV scale (e.g. lepton number violation and implications for neutrino masses).

The properties of the newly discovered Higgs boson have profound implications for the dynamics of electroweak symmetry breaking and the possible structure of new physics that may lie beyond the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics. For example, most approaches to physics beyond the SM include extended Higgs sectors. Present Higgs data suggest that the properties of one of the scalars of the Higgs sector (identified with the observed Higgs boson) must have properties that closely approximate that of the SM Higgs boson. This constraint in turn imposes important constraints on any SM extension. The two-Higgs doublet model (2HDM) is a convenient theoretical laboratory for the study of extended Higgs sectors. Indeed, the two doublet extended Higgs sector is a key component of the simplest supersymmetric extension of the SM.

The theoretical structure and phenomenological profile of the 2HDM has attracted much attention in recent years. My recent work has advocated the importance of a basis-independent treatment of the 2HDM. Recently, I have focused on the relevance of the so-called decoupling and alignment limits of the 2HDM in which one of scalars closely resembles the SM Higgs boson. The basis-independent technology provides a very powerful and simple framework for studying and interpreting these limits.

If new physics beyond the SM emerges at the LHC, it will be essential to develop techniques for measuring new particle interaction strengths at high energy colliders. By detecting relations among various independent couplings, one can ascertain underlying symmetries and distinguish among different theoretical interpretations of the new physics. For example, with sufficient precision, it will be possible to provide convincing evidence for or against a supersymmetric interpretation of new fundamental physics phenomena. A precision Higgs program at the LHC and at a future collider (such as the proposed International Linear Collider) can also provide important clues as to what may lie beyond the Standard Model.


II. Publications

All my profession publications can be found here on the INSPIRE HEP database.

Most of my professional publications since 1992 are stored on the e-print archive hosted by arXiv.org. PDF and Postscript versions of the stored papers can be found here.

Links to my most recent preprints:

Links to my 2016 publications:

Links to my 2015 publications:

Link to my recent conference proceedings:

Twelve selected publications from the last twelve years are listed below.

  1. Probing wrong-sign Yukawa couplings at the LHC and a future linear collider
    P.M. Ferreira, John F. Gunion, Howard E. Haber, Rui Santos. Mar 19, 2014. 24 pp.
    SCIPP-14-02, UCD-2014-2
    Published in Phys.Rev. D89 (2014) 115003
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.89.115003
    Published version:   [PDF]
    e-Print: arXiv:1403.4736 [hep-ph] | PDF

  2. Decoupling of the Right-handed Neutrino Contribution to the Higgs Mass in Supersymmetric Models
    Patrick Draper, Howard E. Haber. Apr 22, 2013. 27 pp.
    SCIPP-13-04.
    Published in Eur.Phys.J. C73 (2013) 2522
    DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-013-2522-7
    Published version:   [PDF]
    e-Print: arXiv:1304.6103 [hep-ph] | PDF

  3. Mass-degenerate Higgs bosons at 125 GeV in the Two-Higgs-Doublet Model.
    P.M. Ferreira, Howard E. Haber, Rui Santos, Joao P. Silva. Nov 2012. 17 pp.
    SCIPP-12-14.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D87 (2013) 055009
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.87.055009
    Published version:   [PDF]
    e-Print: arXiv:1211.3131 [hep-ph] | PDF


  4. Group-theoretic Condition for Spontaneous CP Violation.
    Howard E. Haber (UC, Santa Cruz), Ze'ev Surujon (UC, Irvine). Jan 2012. 25 pp.
    SCIPP-12-01, UCI-TR-2012-01.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D86 (2012) 075007
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.86.075007
    Published version:   [PDF]
    e-Print: arXiv:1201.1730 [hep-ph] PDF


  5. Basis-independent methods for the two-Higgs-doublet model III: The CP-conserving limit, custodial symmetry, and the oblique parameters S, T, U.
    Howard E. Haber, Deva O'Neil (UC, Santa Cruz). Nov 2010. 58 pp.
    SCIPP-10-18.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D83 (2011) 055017
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.83.055017
    Published version:   [PDF]
    e-Print: arXiv:1011.6188 [hep-ph]


  6. Supersymmetric Monojets at the Large Hadron Collider.
    Benjamin C. Allanach (Cambridge U., DAMTP), Sebastian Grab, Howard E. Haber (UC, Santa Cruz). Oct 2010. 42 pp.
    DAMTP-2010-83, SCIPP-10-16.
    Published in JHEP 1101 (2011) 138, Erratum-ibid. 1107 (2011) 087, Erratum-ibid. 1109 (2011) 027
    DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2011)138, 10.1007/JHEP07(2011)087, 10.1007/JHEP09(2011)027
    Published version:   [PDF]   [Erratum 1]   [Erratum 2]
    e-Print: arXiv:1010.4261 [hep-ph]


  7. Geometric picture of generalized-CP and Higgs-family transformations in the two-Higgs-doublet model.
    P.M. Ferreira (Lisbon, ISEL & Lisbon U., CFTC), Howard E. Haber (UC, Santa Cruz), M. Maniatis, O. Nachtmann (Heidelberg U.), Joao P. Silva (Lisbon, ISEL & Lisbon, IST). Oct 2010. 31 pp.
    SCIPP-10-15, HD-THEP-10-1.
    Published in Int.J.Mod.Phys. A26 (2011) 769-808
    DOI: 10.1142/S0217751X11051494
    Published version:   [PDF]
    e-Print: arXiv:1010.0935 [hep-ph]


  8. Hard supersymmetry-breaking 'wrong-Higgs' couplings of the MSSM.
    Howard E. Haber, John D. Mason (UC, Santa Cruz). Nov 2007. 32 pp.
    SCIPP-07-16.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D77 (2008) 115011
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.77.115011
    Published version:   [PDF]
    e-Print: arXiv:0711.2890 [hep-ph]


  9. Seesaw mechanism in the sneutrino sector and its consequences.
    Athanasios Dedes (Durham U., IPPP & Ioannina U.), Howard E. Haber (UC, Santa Cruz), Janusz Rosiek (Durham U., IPPP & Warsaw, CFT). Jul 2007. 63 pp.
    IPPP-07-16,CPT-07-32, SCIPP-07-10.
    Published in JHEP 0711 (2007) 059
    DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2007/11/059
    Published version:   [PDF]
    e-Print: arXiv:0707.3718 [hep-ph]


  10. Basis-independent methods for the two-Higgs-doublet model. II. The Significance of tan beta.
    Howard E. Haber, Deva O'Neil (UC, Santa Cruz). Feb 2006. 48 pp.
    SCIPP-06-01.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D74 (2006) 015018, Erratum-ibid. D74 (2006) 059905
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.74.015018, 10.1103/PhysRevD.74.059905
    Published version:   [PDF]   [Erratum]
    e-Print: hep-ph/0602242 | PDF


  11. Basis-independent methods for the two-Higgs-doublet model
    Sacha Davidson (Durham U., IPPP & Lyon, IPN), Howard E. Haber (Durham U., IPPP & UC, Santa Cruz). Apr 2005. 45 pp.
    IPPP-03-23, DCPT-03-46, SCIPP-04-15.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D72 (2005) 035004, Erratum-ibid. D72 (2005) 099902
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.72.035004, 10.1103/PhysRevD.72.099902
    Published version:   [PDF]   [Erratum]
    e-Print: hep-ph/0504050 | PDF



My two most highly cited papers (not including reviews) are listed below.


  1. Higgs Bosons in Supersymmetric Models. 1.
    J.F. Gunion (UC, Davis), Howard E. Haber (UC, Santa Cruz & SLAC). Aug 1984. 111 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B272 (1986) 1, Erratum-ibid. B402 (1993) 567-569
    SLAC-PUB-3404.
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(86)90340-8; 10.1016/0550-3213(93)90653-7
    Published version:   [PDF]   [Erratum]


An article on the Higgs boson meant for a broader audience can be found below.

Viewpoint: Homing in on the Higgs Boson.
Howard E. Haber (UC, Santa Cruz). Mar 2012.
Published in Physics 5 (2012) 32
DOI: 10.1103/Physics.5.32
Published version:   [PDF]
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The Higgs boson explained in 60 seconds

Howard E. Haber, Symmetry Magazine, volume 3, issue 6 (August, 2006)    [HTML | PDF]

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III. Published Reviews

  1. Supersymmetry, Part I (Theory).
    Howard E. Haber (UC, Santa Cruz). Sept. 2015. 59 pp.
      PDF from the 2016 edition of the
    Review of Particle Physics (RPP)
    Particle Data Group Collaboration (C. Patrignani ( Bologna U. & INFN, Bologna) et al.). 2016. 1808 pp.
    Published in Chin.Phys. C40 (2016) no.10, 100001
    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/40/10/100001
    Published version:   [PDF]




  2. Two-component spinor techniques and Feynman rules for quantum field theory and supersymmetry.
    Herbi K. Dreiner (Bonn U.), Howard E. Haber (UC, Santa Cruz), Stephen P. Martin (Northern Illinois U. & Fermilab). Dec 2008. 246 pp.
    BN-TH-2008-12, SCIPP-08-08.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 494 (2010) 1-196
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physrep.2010.05.002
    Published version:   [PDF]
    e-Print: arXiv:0812.1594 [hep-ph]
  3. Webpage for Two-component spinor techniques and Feynman rules for quantum field theory and supersymmetry, maintained by Stephen P. Martin. Both the arXiv version and the Physics Reports version use the spacetime metric signature (+1,-1,-1,-1), as is found for example in the field theory textbooks by Ramond, and by Peskin and Schroeder . However, many people including one of the authors (S.P. Martin) prefer the metric signature (-1, +1, +1, +1), as is found for example in the textbooks by Weinberg, by Wess and Bagger, by Srednicki, and in Martin's Supersymmetry Primer. Here is a PDF file of v5 of our review with the (-1, +1, +1, +1) metric convention, which should be identical in content in every other respect: DHMspinors_v5.pdf.

    The list of known corrections to the Physics Reports version (September 2010) is here: DHM_corr_PhysicsReports.pdf.

    The list of known corrections to the arXiv v5 (311 pages, August 2010) is here: DHM_corr_v5.pdf.

    Both the (+1,-1,-1,-1) and the (-1, +1, +1, +1) metric versions were made from the single LaTeX file DHMspinors_v5.tex. [If you are curious and want to LaTeX this for some reason, you may need the style files found here; other packages used should be in most standard LaTeX distributions. The choice of metric signature is implemented by simply changing a single character in the LaTeX file, namely the argument of line 16, with \def\signofmetric{0} corresponding to the (+1,-1,-1,-1) metric and \def\signofmetric{1} to the (-1, +1, +1, +1) metric.]

  4. Higgs boson theory and phenomenology.
    Marcela Carena (Fermilab), Howard E. Haber (UC, Santa Cruz). Aug 2002. 87 pp.
    hep-ph/0208209,FERMILAB-PUB-02-114-T, SCIPP-02-07.
    Published in Prog.Part.Nucl.Phys. 50 (2003) 63-152
    DOI: 10.1016/S0146-6410(02)00177-1
    Published version:   [PDF]
    e-Print: hep-ph/0208209


  5. Spin formalism and applications to new physics searches.
    Howard E. Haber (UC, Santa Cruz & Santa Barbara, KITP). Apr 1994. 83 pp.
    hep-ph/9405376, SCIPP-93-49, NSF-ITP-94-30, C93-07-26.
    Published in In *Stanford 1993, Spin structure in high energy processes* 231-272
    Presented at Conference: C93-07-26
    e-Print: hep-ph/9405376
    Postscript and PDF from this website.


  6. The Search for Supersymmetry: Probing Physics Beyond the Standard Model.
    Howard E. Haber (UC, Santa Cruz & SLAC), Gordon L. Kane (Michigan U.). Jan 1984. 376 pp.
    UM-HE-TH-83-17, SCIPP-85-47.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 117 (1985) 75-263
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-1573(85)90051-1
    Published version:   [PDF]

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IV. Published Books

Co-authored books

  1. The Higgs Hunter's Guide.
    John F. Gunion (UC, Davis), Howard E. Haber (UC, Santa Cruz), Gordon L. Kane (Michigan U.), Sally Dawson (Brookhaven). Jun 1989. 404 pp.
    SCIPP-89/13, UCD-89-4, BNL-41644.
    Published in Front. Phys. 80 (2000) 1-448

    Link to The Higgs Hunter's Guide webpage at the Perseus Books Group.
    Link to The Higgs Hunter's Guide at the Westview Press webpage.



Edited books

  1. Link to Particle Physics and Cosmology webpage at World Scientific Publishing.


  2. Electroweak symmetry breaking and new physics at the TeV scale.
    T.L. Barklow, (ed.) (SLAC), S. Dawson, (ed.) (Brookhaven), H.E. Haber, (ed.) (UC, Santa Cruz), J.L. Siegrist, (ed.) (LBL, Berkeley). 1996.
    Published in Singapore, Singapore: World Scientific (1996) 736 p. (Advanced series on directions in high energy physics. 16)

    Link to Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and New Physics at the TeV Scale webpage at World Scientific Publishing.





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V. Teaching

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VI. Notes and other writings

  1. Toward a set of 2HDM benchmarks     [PDF | PS]
  2. The eigenvalues of the quadratic Casimir operator and second-order indices of a simple Lie algebra     [PDF | PS]
  3. Notes on basis changes and matrix diagonalization     [PDF | PS]
  4. Notes on the complex inverse trigonometric and hyperbolic functions and their principal values     [PDF | PS]
  5. Proof of a trace inequality in matrix algebra     [PDF | PS]
  6. Notes on the spontaneous breaking of SU(N) and SO(N) via a second-rank tensor multiplet     [PDF | PS]
  7. Notes on antisymmetric matrices and the pfaffian     [PDF | PS]
  8. Complex representation of scalar fields and the embedding of U(n) in SO(2n)     [PDF | PS]
  9. The probability that a product of random numbers is less than a fixed constant     [PDF | PS]
  10. Massless Majorana and Weyl fermions cannot be distinguished     [PDF | PS]

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VII. Talks at conferences, workshops and schools, 2004--2016

2016 Conferences and workshops

  1. Helsinki Higgs Forum, at the Helsinki Institute of Physcs in in Helsinki, Finland, December 16, 2016     High scale flavor alignment in the 2HDM and its phenomenology   [PDF]
  2. Higgs Couplings 2016, at SLAC, Stanford, CA USA, November 11, 2016     SUSY and the alignment limit   [PDF]
  3. Sixth International Workshop on the Prospects for Charged Higgs Discovery at Colliders (CHARGED 2016), in Uppsala, Sweden, October 6, 2016     Future Higgs Studies: A Theorist's Outlook   [PDF]
  4. Higgs Days at Santander 2016, in Santander, Spain, September 20, 2016     Alignment without decoupling in the MSSM   [PDF]
  5. Workshop on Multi-Higgs Models, in Lisbon, Portugal, September 6, 2016     Flavor violation via Planck scale alignment in the 2HDM   [PDF]
  6. Higgs Hunting 2016, in Paris, France, September 2, 2016     Higgs Hunting 2016 Theory Summary Talk   [PDF]
  7. The 24rd International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions (SUSY 2016), in Melbourne, Australia, July 6, 2016     Extended Higgs sectors and the alignment limit   [PDF]
  8. KITP Workshop on the Experimental Challenges for the LHC Run II at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, CA, April 18, 2016     Revisiting the 2012 Higgs Wishlist   [PDF]

2015 Conferences and workshops

  1. The 23rd International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions (SUSY 2015), at Granlibakken Conference Center & Lodge, Tahoe City, CA, August 24, 2015     Partially Natural Two Higgs Doublet Models   [PDF]
  2. 2HDM Benchmark Discussion, CERN, June 23, 2015     LHC Benchmarks for the CP-conserving 2HDM   [PDF]

    An expanded version of this talk was given on July 1, 2015 at an LIP Seminar at Laboratorio de Instrumentacao e Fisica Experimental de Particulas in Lisbon, Portugal     [PDF]
  3. Third KUTS Workshop at LPTHE in Paris, France, May 20, 2015     The Alignment Limit of the MSSM Higgs sector--the Impact of Radiative Corrections   [PDF]
  4. The 4th MCTP Spring Symposium on Higgs Boson Physics in the Standard Model and Beyond at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, April 20, 2015     Partially Natural Two Higgs Doublet Models   [PDF]
  5. The 2nd Toyama International Workshop on "Higgs as a Probe of New Physics 2015" (HPNP2015), Toyama, Japan, February 14, 2015     Constraints on the alignment limit of the MSSM Higgs sector   [PDF]
  6. SiD Workshop, January 2015 at SLAC, January 12, 2015     Higgs Physics and the ILC   [PDF]

news archive    Professional talks at conferences and workshops in previous years are stored here.

Schools and Pedagogical Lectures

  1. Pre-SUSY 2016, preceding the 24th International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions, Melbourne, Austrailia, 27 June--July 8, 2016     SM and SUSY Higgs [Lecture 1 | Lecture 2 | Lecture 3]

  2. 2016 Theoretical Advanced Study Institute (TASI 2016), 6 June--1 July 2016,     Supersymmetric Theories and Models [Lecture 1 | Lecture 2 | Lecture 3 | Lecture 4]

  3. The 40th SLAC Summer Institute, The Electroweak Scale: Unraveling the Mysteries at the LHC, 23 July--3 August 2012,     Electroweak Symmetry Breaking (EWSB): The Basics [Lecture 1 | Lecture 2]

  4. Idpasc Higgs School, Foz do Arelho, Portugal, 6--9 Sept 2011,     Theory of Higgs Bosons: The Standard Model and Beyond   [PDF]

  5. The Pre SUSY school, preceding the 18th International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions, Bonn, Germany, 19--21 August, 2010,     Two-component Spinor Formalism: practical methods for treating Majorana fermions   [PDF]

  6. Spaatind 2010: Nordic Conference in Particle Physics Spaatind 2010, Spaatind, Norway, 2--8 January 2010,     Introduction to Electroweak Symmetry Breaking   [PDF];     Two-component spinor formalism   [PDF]

  7. Collider Phenomenology, DESY Theory Workshop, DESY Hamburg, Germany, 29 September--1 October 2009     Introduction to Electroweak Symmetry Breaking   [PDF]

  8. The CERN--Fermilab 2008 Hadron Collider Physics Summer School, Fermilab, August 12--22, 2008,     Higgs Boson Theory and Phenomenology   [PDF]

  9. Pre-SUSY 2005, preceding the 13th International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions, IPPP Durham, 29 June--July 15, 2005     Practical methods for treating Majorana fermions   [PDF]

  10. PSI Zuoz Summer School on Particle Physics, Zuoz, Switzerland, 15--21 August, 2004     Introduction to Supersymmetry   [Lecture 1 |Lecture 2| Lecture 3| Lecture 4]

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VIII. 2017 Conferences and workshops in particle physics

1st FCC Physics Workshop, January 16--20, 2017 at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Sixth KUTS Workshop, January 23--25, 2017 in Aachen, Germany

American Physical Society April Meeting, January 28--31, 2017, in Washington, DC USA

The 3rd Toyama International Workshop on "Higgs as a Probe of New Physics 2017" (HPNP2017), March 1--5, 2017, in Toyama, Japan

Bay Area Particle Theory Seminar (BAPTS), March 3, 2017 at San Francisco State University (SFSU) in San Francisco, CA

From Strings to LHC IV, March 5--11, 2017, in Chalsa, India

Les Rencontres de Physique de la Vallée d'Aoste, "Results and Perspectives in Particle Physics", March 5--11, 2017, in La Thuile, Aosta Valley, Italy

CLIC Workshop 2017, March 6--10, 2017 at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland

BASIC 2017: Bahamas Advanced Study Institute & Conferences, March 11--19, 2017 at Stella Maris, Long Island, in the Bahamas

52nd Rencontres de Moriond EW 2017, March 18--25, 2017, in La Thuile, Aosta Valley, Italy

Aspen Center for Physics Winter Conference on Particle Physics: Particle Physics in 2017: From the LHC to Dark Matter and Beyond, March 19--25, 2017, in Aspen, CO USA

Rencontres de Moriond QCD and High Energy Interactions, March 25--April 1, 2017, in La Thuile, Aosta Valley, Italy

Alps 2017, an Alpine LHC Physics Summit, April 17--22, 2017 at the Obergurgl University Centre, in Tirol, Austria

MC4BSM 2017, May 11--13, 2017, at SLAC in Stanford, CA USA

LHCP 2017, the 5th Annual Conference on Large Hadron Collider Physics, May 15--20, 2017, in Shanghai, China

PLANCK 2017: 20th International Conference from the Planck Scale to the Electroweak Scale, May 22--27, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland

FCCC Week 2017, May 29--June 2, 2017 in Berlin, Germany

Loopfest XVI, May 31--June 2, 2017 at Argonne National Laboatory, in Argonne, IL USA

FPCP 2017--Flavor Physics and CP Violation, June 5--9, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic

Fermilab's 50th Anniversary Symposium, June 7--8, 2017 at Fermilab in Batavia, IL USA

2017 Theoretical Advanced Study Institute (TASI 2017), "Physics at the Fundamental Frontier", June 5--30, 2017 at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO USA

MITP Workshop, "The TeV scale: a threshold to new physics?", June 12--July 7, 2017 at the Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Mainz, Germany

23rd International Symposium on Particles, Strings and Cosmology (PASCOS 2017), June 19--23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain

2017 Americas Workshop on Linear Colliders, June 26--30, 2017, at SLAC in Stanford, CA USA

16th Conference in the String Phenomenology Conference series (STRING PHENO 2017), July 3--7, 2017, at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, VA USA

The European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP), July 5--12, 2017, in Venice, Italy

BOOST 2017, July 16--21, 2017 at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, in Buffalo, NY USA

Prospects in Theoretical Physics (PiTP) 2017, "Particle Physics at the LHC and Beyond", July 17--28, 2017 at the Intitute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, NJ USA

Higgs Hunting 2017, July 24--26, 2017 at Orsay-Paris, France

Reaching New Summits: The LHC at Full Strength, July 23--August 27, 2017 at the Aspen Center for Physics in Aspen, CO USA

DPF 2017, July 31--August 4, 2017 at Fermilab in Batavia, IL USA

The 28th International Symposium on Lepton Photon Interactions at High Energies, August 7--12, 2017 in Guangzhou, China

GGI Workshop: "Collider Physics and the Cosmos", August 28--October 13, 2017 at the Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics in Arcetri, Florence, Italy

Recent Developments in Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, September 4--7, 2017 in Assergi and L'Aquila, Italy

Higgs Coupling Workshop 2017 (HC2017), November 6--10, 2017 in Heidelberg, Germany

Pre-SUSY Symposium 2017, December 11--15, 2017 at TITR in Mumbai, India

The 25rd International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions (SUSY 2017), December 17--22, 2017 at TIFT in Mumbai, India

Another compilation of upcoming particle physics conferences and workshops can be found here.

conference and workshop archive    Listings of conferences and workshops from previous years are stored here.

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IX. University Service

Faculty Perceptions of a UCSC Research Environment in Need of Restoration and Improvement, a report by Howard E. Haber and David M. Harrington, sponsored by the UCSC Committee on Research and contributed in May, 1998 to the Advisory Report of the Millennium Committee.     [HTML]

University Committee on Research Policy (UCORP) 1995--1996 Public web page.

Should UC renew its contract with the Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory? The following web page documents the 1996 UC systemwide campus debate on this question. A town meeting was held on the UCSC campus on March 7, 1996 to discuss these issues.

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X. Extracurricular Activities

Some of the physics students and I play softball in the UCSC intramural coed softball league. The fall season runs from early October to early December, and the spring season runs from early April to early June.

Our team, called Re-Entry, is sponsored by the STARS organization on campus, which provides support and counseling for returning (or re-entry) students to campus. You can follow our season exploits on the Re-Entry Team Webpage.

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XI. Physics, Math and Computer Links

Book Price comparisons

AddALL book search

CERN links

CERN homepage

CERN users

CERN Theory group

CERN Document Server

CERN Yellow Reports

Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

LHC Physics Centre at CERN

LHC Performance and Statistics

LHC Programme Coordination web pages

ATLAS Online Luminosity   [for more details click here]

CMS Online Luminosity   [for more details click here]

CERN Physics results

ATLAS TWiki Portal

ATLAS Documents

ATLAS Experiment--Public results

ATLAS Higgs Physics results

ATLAS Supersymmetry Physics results

CMS Documents

CMS Physics results

CMS Higgs Physics results

CMS Supersymmetry Physics results

Electroweak and Higgs precision observables

LEP Electroweak Working Group

LEP Higgs Working Group

GFITTER

LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group (HXSWG)

SFitter Higgs coupling analysis

Higgs boson links

Precision SUSY Higgs Mass Calculation Initiative

LHC Higg Cross Section Working Group Twiki

Heavy Higgs and Beyond Standard Model subgroup of the HXSWG

Handbook of LHC Higgs Cross Sections: 1. Inclusive Observables     [Postscript | PDF]

Handbook of LHC Higgs Cross Sections: 2. Differential Distributions     [Postscript | PDF]

Handbook of LHC Higgs Cross Sections: 3. Higgs Properties     [Postscript | PDF]

High Energy Physics links

arXiv preprint server

INSPIRE HEP

CERN Document Server

Interactions.org

Particle Data Group

High Energy Physics Software and Collider Tools

International Linear Collider

American Linear Collider Working Group

International Linear Collider (ILC) homepage

ILC Technical Design Report

Journals

European Physics Journal C

JHEP

Journal of Mathematical Physics

Nuclear Physics B

Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA)

Physics Letters B

Physics Reports

Mathematica and Maple links

List of Mathematica Commands

Maple cheatsheet

Mathematics links

Mathematical Association of America

Table of integrals

Meetings and Conferences organized by SCIPP Theory

SCIPP Reunion Theory Symposium, April 24, 2015 at the University of California, Santa Cruz

The search for Fundamental Physics: Higgs Bosons & Supersymmetry, A symposium in honor of Michael Dine and Howard Haber on the occasion of their 60th Birthdays, January 4--6, 2013

West Coast LHC Theory meeting, May 21, 2010

Confronting Challenges in Theoretical Physics, A Symposium in Honor of Tom Banks and Willy Fischler on the Occasion of their 60th Birthdays June 15--16, 2009

RADCOR 2000, 5th International Symposium on Radiative Corrections, September 11--15, 2000

Particle physics outreach

The Particle Adventure

Hands on CERN

Physikshow at the University of Bonn

Particle physics jobs

Theoretical Particle Physics Jobs Rumor Mill

High Energy Physics Postdoc Rumor Mill

Physics blogs

Asymptotia

BackReAction

Cosmic Variance

Of Particular Significance

Quantum Diaries

A Quantum Diaries Survivor

Resonaances

viXra log

Physics links

Division of Particles and fields of the APS

American Physical Society

Professional publishers

EPJC Manuscript Central

ScienceDirect

SpringerLink

Search links

Google Books

Google Scholar

Tevatron physics results

Tevatron New Phenomena & Higgs Working Group

TeX and LaTeX links

The TeX Catalog Online

Selected extracts from the Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List   [PDF]

Using Imported Graphics in LaTeX and pdfLaTeX


XII. Miscellaneous links of interest

Humor

Piled Higher and Deeper (Ph.D. Comics)

Sports

ESPN

Major League Baseball

National Football League

National Basketball Association

National Hockey League

San Francisco Giants

San Francisco 49ers

San Jose Sharks

Golden State Warriors

Weather

AccuWeather.com

The Weather Channel

The Weather Underground


XIII. Photographs

Photographs that I have taken at various physics conferences and workshops can be found at this link. Pictures of the Re-Entry coed softball team from the last eleven years can be found here.

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haber@scipp.ucsc.edu
Last Updated: January 11, 2017