To force myself into a more regular blogging lifestyle, I thought it would be good to have a semi-regular column. So I'm kicking off with the Weekend Plot series (any resemblance to Tommaso's Plot of the Week is purely coincidental). You understand the idea: it's weekend, people relax, drink, enjoy... and for all the nerds there's at least a plot.
For a starter, a plot from the LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group:
It shows the Higgs boson production cross section in proton-proton collisions as a function of center-of-mass energy. Notably, the plot extends as far as our imagination can stretch, that is up to a 100 TeV collider. At 100 TeV the cross section is 40 times larger compared to the 8 TeV LHC. So far we produced about 1 million Higgs bosons at the LHC and we'll probably make 20 times more in this decade. With a 100 TeV collider, 3 inverse attobarn of luminosity, and 4 detectors (dream on) we could produce 10 billion Higgs bosons and really squeeze the shit out of it. For the Higgs production in association with a top-antitop quark pair the increase is even more dramatic: between 8 at 100 TeV the rate increases by a factor of 300 and ttH is upgraded to the 3rd largest production mode. Double Higgs production increases by a similar factor and becomes fairly common. So these theoretically interesting production processes will be a piece of cake in the asymptotic future.
Wouldn't it be good?