By: Rui Santos
At: Instituto de Investigação Interdisciplinar, Anfiteatro
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will soon start operating at a centre-of-mass energy of 14 TeV. Finding the (SM) Higgs boson is the main goal of the LHC. However, the discovery of a charged Higgs boson would definitely signal new physics as such a scalar particle is not predicted by the SM. We discuss the chances of finding a light (below the top-quark mass) charged Higgs boson in one of the most simple extensions of the SM that give rise to charged scalars - two-Higgs doublet models.