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Title: The Global Higgs Picture at 27 TeV
We estimate the reach of global Higgs analyses at a 27 TeV hadroncollider in terms of Higgs couplings and in terms of a gauge-invarianteffective Lagrangian, including invisible Higgs decays and the Higgsself-coupling. The new collider will indirectly probe new physics in theTeV range and allow for a meaningful test of the Higgs self-couplingalso embedded in a global analysis.
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