Jul 16 – 22, 2009
Kraków, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Search for low mass Higgs at the Tevatron (ZH and H to gamma gamma)

Jul 16, 2009, 2:50 PM
Large Lecture - Hall B (Kraków, Poland)

Large Lecture - Hall B

Kraków, Poland

The Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University 33 Krupnicza Street 31-123 Kraków
Higgs and New Physics III. Higgs and New Physics


Dr Michele Giunta (University of Pisa)


We present a search for a low mass Standard Model Higgs boson produced in association with a Z boson decaying to charged leptons or invisibly into a pair of neutrinos at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The final state is characterised by the presence of two b-tagged jets from the Higgs boson decay and two opposite-sign leptons (electron muon, tau) or a large imbalance in the transverse energy of the event due to the Z boson decay. This channel is in all of the decay modes very powerful. We present as well results of a search for SM Higgs bosons decaying to the di-photon final state. Both gluon fusion and associated production processes are exploited. Whilst the branching ratio to the di-photon final state is small in the Standard Model, this channel contributes appreciably to the overall Higgs sensitivity at the Tevatron.

Primary author

Dr Michele Giunta (University of Pisa)

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