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  1. Higgs boson decay to mu mubar gamma

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    Ali Abbasabadi; Wayne W. Repko

    2000-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The Higgs boson decay, H -> mu mubar gamma, is studied in the Standard Model at the tree and one-loop levels. It is shown that for Higgs boson masses above 110 GeV, the contribution to the radiative width from the one-loop level exceeds the contribution from the tree level, and for Higgs boson masses above 140 GeV, it even exceeds the contribution from the tree level decay H -> mu mubar. We also show that the contributions to the radiative decay width from the interference terms between the tree and one-loop diagrams are negligible.

  2. Galactic Center Gamma Ray Excess and Higgs Boson(s)

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    Ipek, Seyda

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is evidence for an excess of gamma rays with $O({\\rm GeV})$ energy coming from the Galactic Center in data from the Fermi Telescope. The spectrum of the excess is well fit by 30 GeV dark matter annihilating into a pair of $b$ quarks with a cross section expected from a thermal relic. For an explanation of this excess, we study a renormalizable model where dark matter couples to the SM via a pseudoscalar that mixes with the $CP$-odd Higgs boson of a Two HIggs Doublet Model. We report the constraints on this model from direct detection, Higgs decays, and rare $B$ meson decays.

  3. Exclusive search for Higgs boson to gamma-gamma decay via vector boson fusion production mechanism

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    Rankin, Dylan Sheldon

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform an exclusive search for the Higgs boson to gamma-gamma decay via vector boson fusion. We utilize the characteristic features of vector boson fusion, such as the di-jet [Delta][eta] and mass, as well as the ...

  4. Lepton flavor violating Higgs couplings and single production of the Higgs boson via e \\gamma collision

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    Yue, Chong-Xing; Guo, Yu-Chen

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Taking into account of the constraints on the lepton flavor violation (LFV) couplings of the standard model (SM) Higgs boson H with leptons from low energy experiments and the recent CMS results, we investigate production of the SM Higgs boson associated with a lepton $\\tau$ via $e\\gamma$ collision at the ILC and LHeC experiments. The production cross sections are calculated, the LFV signals and the relevant SM backgrounds are examined. The LFV signals of the SM Higgs boson might be observed via $e\\gamma$ collision in future ILC experiments.

  5. Search for the standard model Higgs Boson in the Z gamma channel

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    Singh, Kevin

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Higgs decay into a photon and a Z boson, with the Z boson decaying into an electron-positron pair (electron channel) or muon-antimuon pair (muon channel), allows for accurate reconstructions of the Higgs boson mass and ...

  6. Higgs boson decays into {\\gamma}{\\gamma} and Z{\\gamma} in the MSSM and BLSSM

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    Hammad, A; Moretti, S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We calculate Higgs decay rates into {\\gamma}{\\gamma} and Z{\\gamma} in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) and (B-L) Supersymmetric Standard Model (BLSSM) by allowing for contributions from light staus and charginos. We show that sizable departures are possible from the SM predictions for the 125 GeV state and that they are testable during run 2 at the Large Hadron Collider. Furthermore, we illustrate how a second light scalar Higgs signal in either or both these decay modes can be accessed at the CERN machine rather promptly within the BLSSM, a possibility instead precluded to the MSSM owing to the much larger mass of its heavy scalar state.

  7. LHC Higgs Boson searches

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    William Murray

    2012-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A summary of the Higgs boson searches by the ATLAS and CMS collabrations using 1 f b-1 of LHC data is presented, concentrating on the Standard Model Higgs boson. Both experiments have the sensitivity to exclude at 95% CL a Standard Model Higgs boson in most of the Higgs boson mass region between about 130 GeV and 400 GeV. The observed data allow the exclusion of a Higgs Boson of mass 155 GeV to 190 GeV and 295 GeV to 450 GeV (ATLAS) and 149 GeV to 206 GeV and 300 GeV to 440 GeV (CMS). The lower limits are not as constraining as might be expected due to an excess in both experiments of order 2-3{\\sigma} which could be related to a low mass Higgs boson or to a statistical fluctuation.

  8. Study of Higgs boson production and its b-bbar decay in gamma-gamma processes in proton-nucleus collisions at the LHC

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    David d'Enterria; Jean-Philippe Lansberg

    2010-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore for the first time the possibilities to measure an intermediate-mass (mH = 115-140 GeV/c^2) Standard-Model Higgs boson in electromagnetic proton-lead (pPb) interactions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) via its b-bbar decay. Using equivalent Weizsaecker-Williams photon fluxes and Higgs effective field theory for the coupling gamma-gamma --> H, we obtain a leading-order cross section of the order of 0.3 pb for exclusive Higgs production in elastic (pPb --> gamma-gamma --> p H Pb) and semielastic (pPb --> gamma-gamma --> Pb H X) processes at sqrt(s) = 8.8 TeV. After applying various kinematics cuts to remove the main backgrounds (gamma-gamma --> b-bbar and misidentified gamma-gamma-->q-qbar events), we find that a Higgs boson with mH = 120 GeV/c^2 could be observed in the b-bbar channel with a 3sigma-significance integrating 300 pb^-1 with an upgraded pA luminosity of 10^31 cm^-2s^-1. We also provide for the first time semielastic Higgs cross sections, along with elastic t-tbar cross sections, for electromagnetic pp, pA and AA collisions at the LHC.

  9. Search for nonstandard Higgs bosons using high mass photon pairs in p(p)over-bar ->gamma gamma+2 jets at root s=1.8 TeV

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    Baringer, Philip S.; Coppage, Don; Hebert, C.

    1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search has been carried out for events in the channel p(p)over-bar --> gamma gamma + 2 jets. Such a signature can characterize the production of a nonstandard Higgs boson together with a W or Z boson. We refer to this nonstandard Higgs, having...

  10. Higgs Boson Fiducial Cross Sections and Differential Distributions

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    Gao, Yanyan; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this talk we present the fiducial cross-section measurements and the differential distributions of the Higgs boson, in the ZZ->4l and gamma gamma channels.

  11. LCPHSM2001055 Determination of the Higgs boson spin

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    LC­PHSM­2001­055 Determination of the Higgs boson spin with a Linear e + e \\Gamma Collider M of a light Higgs boson is studied at threshold and compared to the expectation of several spin as­ sumptions luminosity of 20 fb \\Gamma1 allow confirmation of the scalar nature of the Higgs Boson. INTRODUCTION

  12. Property measurement of Higgs boson in the gamma gamma final state with the ATLAS detector at the LHC

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    Yanping , Huang; The ATLAS collaboration

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With $pp$ collision data sample recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider at center-of-mass energies of 7 TeV and 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 25 ${\\rm fb}^{-1}$, an improved measurement of the mass of the Higgs boson is derived from a combined fit to the decay channels $H\\rightarrow\\gamma\\gamma$ and $H\\rightarrow ZZ^{*}\\rightarrow 4l$ with improved energy-scale calibrations for photons, electrons and muons as well as other analysis improvements. It is $m_{H}=125.36\\pm0.37{\\rm (stat)}\\pm0.18{\\rm (syst)}$ GeV. Furthermore, measurement of fiducial and differential cross sections are presented in the $H\\rightarrow\\gamma\\gamma$ decay channel using only the 8 TeV data sample with a luminosity of $20.3{\\rm fb}^{-1}$. The observed spectra are statistically limited but broadly in line with the theoretical expectations.

  13. LCPHSM2001054 Measurement of the Higgs Boson Mass

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    LC­PHSM­2001­054 Measurement of the Higgs Boson Mass and Cross Section with a Linear e + e \\Gamma for the measurement of the Higgs boson mass and produc­ tion cross section. An integrated luminosity of 500 fb \\Gamma1 is assumed. For Higgs boson masses of 120, 150 and 180 GeV the uncertainty on the Higgs boson mass

  14. LHC Higgs boson mass combination

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    Adye, Tim; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A measurement of the Higgs boson mass is presented based on the combined data samples of the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the CERN LHC in the $H \\rightarrow \\gamma\\gamma$ and $H \\rightarrow ZZ\\rightarrow 4\\ell$ decay channels. The results are obtained from a simultaneous fit to the reconstructed invariant mass peaks in the two channels and for the two experiments. The measured masses from the individual channels and the two experiments are found to be consistent among themselves. The combined measured mass of the Higgs boson is $m_{H} = 125.09\\pm0.21\\,\\mathrm{(stat.)}\\pm0.11\\,\\mathrm{(syst.)}~\\mathrm{GeV}$.

  15. A Historical Profile of the Higgs Boson

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    Ellis, John

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanopoulos, A phenomenological profile of the Higgs boson,January 2012 A Historical Profile of the Higgs Boson Johnits phenomenolog- ical profile [12]. At the time, the Higgs

  16. The Higgs boson: from the lattice to LHC

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    Paolo Cea; Leonardo Cosmai

    2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the triviality and spontaneous symmetry breaking scenario where the Higgs boson without self-interaction coexists with spontaneous symmetry breaking. We argue that non perturbative lattice investigations support this scenario. Moreover, from lattice simulations we predict that the Higgs boson is rather heavy. We estimate the Higgs boson mass $m_H = 754 \\pm 20 {\\text{(stat)}} \\pm 20 {\\text{(syst)}} {\\text{GeV}}$ and the Higgs total width $\\Gamma(H) \\simeq 340 {\\text{GeV}}$.

  17. Higgs boson cosmology

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    Ian G. Moss

    2015-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The discovery of the Standard Model Higgs boson opens up a range of speculative cosmological scenarios, from the formation of structure in the early universe immediately after the big bang, to relics from the electroweak phase transition one nanosecond after the big bang, on to the end of the present-day universe through vacuum decay. Higgs physics is wide-ranging, and gives an impetus to go beyond the Standard Models of particle physics and cosmology to explore the physics of ultra-high energies and quantum gravity.

  18. A Higgs Boson Composed of Gauge Bosons

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    Himpsel, F J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is proposed to replace the Higgs boson of the standard model by a Lorentz- and gauge-invariant combination of SU(2) gauge bosons. A pair of Higgs bosons is identified with pairs of gauge bosons by setting their mass Lagrangians equal to each other. That immediately determines the mass of this composite Higgs boson. It becomes simply half of the vacuum expectation value of the standard Higgs boson and matches the observed mass with tree-level accuracy (2%). The two parameters of the standard Higgs potential are replaced by one-loop self-interactions of the SU(2) gauge bosons. The Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism of spontaneous symmetry breaking is generalized from scalars to vectors. The transverse components acquire finite vacuum expectation values which generate masses for the gauge bosons. This concept leads beyond the standard model by enabling calculations of the Higgs mass and its potential without adjustable parameters. It can be applied to non-abelian gauge theories in general, such as grand unified mo...

  19. A Historical Profile of the Higgs Boson

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    Ellis, John

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    D. V. Nanopoulos, Higgs bosons from two gluon annihilationAssociated production of Higgs bosons and Z particles, Phys.Low-energy theorems for Higgs boson couplings to photons,

  20. Searches for the Higgs Boson

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    M. Herndon; for the Babar; CDF; Dcollaborations

    2008-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Searches for this Higgs boson are reaching an exciting time. This proceeding reports the progress on Standard Model Higgs boson searches at the Tevatron and the prospects for Higgs boson searches at the Large Hadron Collider. Also reported are the results of non Standard Model searches and prospects at the Tevatron, Large Hadron Collide and B factories. Included in this result are the first limits on the mass of the Standard Model Higgs boson at high masses beyond the kinematic reach of the Large Electron Positron collider.

  1. Higgs boson search at ATLAS

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    Scott Snyder; for the ATLAS Collaboration

    2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The status of the ATLAS Higgs boson search using about 5 fb^-1 of data recorded in 2011 is summarized. Proceedings from Physics at the LHC 2012 (Vancouver).

  2. A Minimally Symmetric Higgs Boson

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    Ian Low

    2014-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Models addressing the naturalness of a light Higgs boson typically employ symmetries, either bosonic or fermionic, to stabilize the Higgs mass. We consider a setup with the minimal amount of symmetries: four shift symmetries acting on the four components of the Higgs doublet, subject to the constraints of linearly realized SU(2)xU(1) electroweak symmetry. Up to terms that explicitly violate the shift symmetries, the effective lagrangian can be derived, irrespective of the spontaneously broken group G in the ultraviolet, and is universal in all models where the Higgs arises as a pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone boson (PNGB). Very high energy scatterings of vector bosons could provide smoking gun signals of a minimally symmetric Higgs boson.

  3. A Minimally Symmetric Higgs Boson

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    Ian Low

    2015-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Models addressing the naturalness of a light Higgs boson typically employ symmetries, either bosonic or fermionic, to stabilize the Higgs mass. We consider a setup with the minimal amount of symmetries: four shift symmetries acting on the four components of the Higgs doublet, subject to the constraints of linearly realized SU(2)xU(1) electroweak symmetry. Up to terms that explicitly violate the shift symmetries, the effective lagrangian can be derived, irrespective of the spontaneously broken group G in the ultraviolet, and is universal in all models where the Higgs arises as a pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone boson (PNGB). Very high energy scatterings of vector bosons could provide smoking gun signals of a minimally symmetric Higgs boson.

  4. Was the Higgs boson discovered?

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    Nguyen Anh Ky; Nguyen Thi Hong Van

    2015-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The standard model has postulated the existence of a scalar boson, named the Higgs boson. This boson plays a central role in a symmetry breaking scheme called the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism (or the Brout-Englert-Higgs-Guralnik-Hagen-Kibble mechanism, for completeness) making the standard model realistic. However, until recently at least, the 50-year-long-sought Higgs boson had remained the only particle in the standard model not yet discovered experimentally. It is the last but very important missing ingredient of the standard model. Therefore, searching for the Higgs boson is a crucial task and an important mission of particle physics. For this purpose, many theoretical works have been done and different experiments have been organized. It may be said in particular that to search for the Higgs boson has been one of the ultimate goals of building and running the LHC, the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator, at CERN, which is a great combination of science and technology. Recently, in the summer of 2012, ATLAS and CMS, the two biggest and general-purpose LHC collaborations, announced the discovery of a new boson with a mass around 125 GeV. Since then, for over two years, ATLAS, CMS and other collaborations have carried out intensive investigations on the newly discovered boson to confirm that this new boson is really the Higgs boson (of the standard model). It is a triumph of science and technology and international cooperation. Here, we will review the main results of these investigations following a brief introduction to the Higgs boson within the theoretical framework of the standard model and Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism as well as a theoretical and experimental background of its search. This paper may attract interest of not only particle physicists but also a broader audience.

  5. Higgs boson couplings to bosons with the ATLAS detector: run 1 legacy

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    Petit, Elisabeth; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The final ATLAS measurements of Higgs boson production and couplings in the decay channels $H \\rightarrow ZZ^{(*)} \\rightarrow \\ell\\ell\\ell\\ell$, $H \\rightarrow \\gamma\\gamma$ and $H \\rightarrow WW^{(*)} \\rightarrow \\ell\

  6. Gauge Theories on an Interval: Unitarity Without a Higgs Boson

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    Csaki, Csaba; Grojean, Christophe; Murayama, Hitoshi; Luigi, Pilo; Terning, John

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    breaking without a Higgs boson. Gauge Theories on anscattering amplitude. The Higgs boson is localized at y = ?Rreal scalar ?eld, the Higgs boson. At tree level, the

  7. Measurements of the Total and Differential Higgs Boson Production Cross Sections Combining the $H \\rightarrow \\gamma \\gamma$ and $H \\rightarrow ZZ ^{*}\\rightarrow 4\\ell$ Decay Channels at $\\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV with the ATLAS Detector

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    Aad, Georges; Abdallah, Jalal; Abdinov, Ovsat; Aben, Rosemarie; Abolins, Maris; AbouZeid, Ossama; Abramowicz, Halina; Abreu, Henso; Abreu, Ricardo; Abulaiti, Yiming; Acharya, Bobby Samir; Adamczyk, Leszek; Adams, David; Adelman, Jahred; Adomeit, Stefanie; Adye, Tim; Affolder, Tony; Agatonovic-Jovin, Tatjana; Aguilar-Saavedra, Juan Antonio; Agustoni, Marco; Ahlen, Steven; Ahmadov, Faig; Aielli, Giulio; Akerstedt, Henrik; kesson, Torsten Paul Ake; Akimoto, Ginga; Akimov, Andrei; Alberghi, Gian Luigi; Albert, Justin; Albrand, Solveig; Alconada Verzini, Maria Josefina; Aleksa, Martin; Aleksandrov, Igor; Alexa, Calin; Alexander, Gideon; Alexopoulos, Theodoros; Alhroob, Muhammad; Alimonti, Gianluca; Alio, Lion; Alison, John; Alkire, Steven Patrick; Allbrooke, Benedict; Allport, Phillip; Aloisio, Alberto; Alonso, Alejandro; Alonso, Francisco; Alpigiani, Cristiano; Altheimer, Andrew David; Alvarez Gonzalez, Barbara; ?lvarez Piqueras, Damin; Alviggi, Mariagrazia; Amako, Katsuya; Amaral Coutinho, Yara; Amelung, Christoph; Amidei, Dante; Amor Dos Santos, Susana Patricia; Amorim, Antonio; Amoroso, Simone; Amram, Nir; Amundsen, Glenn; Anastopoulos, Christos; Ancu, Lucian Stefan; Andari, Nansi; Andeen, Timothy; Anders, Christoph Falk; Anders, Gabriel; Anderson, Kelby; Andreazza, Attilio; Andrei, George Victor; Angelidakis, Stylianos; Angelozzi, Ivan; Anger, Philipp; Angerami, Aaron; Anghinolfi, Francis; Anisenkov, Alexey; Anjos, Nuno; Annovi, Alberto; Antonelli, Mario; Antonov, Alexey; Antos, Jaroslav; Anulli, Fabio; Aoki, Masato; Aperio Bella, Ludovica; Arabidze, Giorgi; Arai, Yasuo; Araque, Juan Pedro; Arce, Ayana; Arduh, Francisco Anuar; Arguin, Jean-Francois; Argyropoulos, Spyridon; Arik, Metin; Armbruster, Aaron James; Arnaez, Olivier; Arnal, Vanessa; Arnold, Hannah; Arratia, Miguel; Arslan, Ozan; Artamonov, Andrei; Artoni, Giacomo; Asai, Shoji; Asbah, Nedaa; Ashkenazi, Adi; sman, Barbro; Asquith, Lily; Assamagan, Ketevi; Astalos, Robert; Atkinson, Markus; Atlay, Naim Bora; Auerbach, Benjamin; Augsten, Kamil; Aurousseau, Mathieu; Avolio, Giuseppe; Axen, Bradley; Ayoub, Mohamad Kassem; Azuelos, Georges; Baak, Max; Baas, Alessandra; Bacci, Cesare; Bachacou, Henri; Bachas, Konstantinos; Backes, Moritz; Backhaus, Malte; Badescu, Elisabeta; Bagiacchi, Paolo; Bagnaia, Paolo; Bai, Yu; Bain, Travis; Baines, John; Baker, Oliver Keith; Balek, Petr; Balestri, Thomas; Balli, Fabrice; Banas, Elzbieta; Banerjee, Swagato; Bannoura, Arwa A E; Bansil, Hardeep Singh; Barak, Liron; Baranov, Sergei; Barberio, Elisabetta Luigia; Barberis, Dario; Barbero, Marlon; Barillari, Teresa; Barisonzi, Marcello; Barklow, Timothy; Barlow, Nick; Barnes, Sarah Louise; Barnett, Bruce; Barnett, Michael; Barnovska, Zuzana; Baroncelli, Antonio; Barone, Gaetano; Barr, Alan; Barreiro, Fernando; Barreiro Guimares da Costa, Joo; Bartoldus, Rainer; Barton, Adam Edward; Bartos, Pavol; Bassalat, Ahmed; Basye, Austin; Bates, Richard; Batista, Santiago Juan; Batley, Richard; Battaglia, Marco; Bauce, Matteo; Bauer, Florian; Bawa, Harinder Singh; Beacham, James Baker; Beattie, Michael David; Beau, Tristan; Beauchemin, Pierre-Hugues; Beccherle, Roberto; Bechtle, Philip; Beck, Hans Peter; Becker, Anne Kathrin; Becker, Maurice; Becker, Sebastian; Beckingham, Matthew; Becot, Cyril; Beddall, Andrew; Beddall, Ayda; Bednyakov, Vadim; Bee, Christopher; Beemster, Lars; Beermann, Thomas; Begel, Michael; Behr, Janna Katharina; Belanger-Champagne, Camille; Bell, William; Bella, Gideon; Bellagamba, Lorenzo; Bellerive, Alain; Bellomo, Massimiliano; Belotskiy, Konstantin; Beltramello, Olga; Benary, Odette; Benchekroun, Driss; Bender, Michael; Bendtz, Katarina; Benekos, Nektarios; Benhammou, Yan; Benhar Noccioli, Eleonora; Benitez Garcia, Jorge-Armando; Benjamin, Douglas; Bensinger, James; Bentvelsen, Stan; Beresford, Lydia; Beretta, Matteo; Berge, David; Bergeaas Kuutmann, Elin; Berger, Nicolas; Berghaus, Frank; Beringer, Jrg; Bernard, Clare; Bernard, Nathan Rogers; Bernius, Catrin; Bernlochner, Florian Urs; Berry, Tracey; Berta, Peter; Bertella, Claudia; Bertoli, Gabriele; Bertolucci, Federico; Bertsche, Carolyn; Bertsche, David; Besana, Maria Ilaria; Besjes, Geert-Jan; Bessidskaia Bylund, Olga; Bessner, Martin Florian; Besson, Nathalie; Betancourt, Christopher; Bethke, Siegfried; Bevan, Adrian John; Bhimji, Wahid; Bianchi, Riccardo-Maria; Bianchini, Louis; Bianco, Michele; Biebel, Otmar; Bieniek, Stephen Paul; Biglietti, Michela; Bilbao De Mendizabal, Javier; Bilokon, Halina; Bindi, Marcello; Binet, Sebastien; Bingul, Ahmet; Bini, Cesare; Black, Curtis

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Measurements of the total and differential cross sections of Higgs boson production are performed using 20.3~fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ collisions produced by the Large Hadron Collider at a center-of-mass energy of $\\sqrt{s} = 8$ TeV and recorded by the ATLAS detector. Cross sections are obtained from measured $H \\rightarrow \\gamma \\gamma$ and $H \\rightarrow ZZ ^{*}\\rightarrow 4\\ell$ event yields, which are combined accounting for detector efficiencies, fiducial acceptances and branching fractions. Differential cross sections are reported as a function of Higgs boson transverse momentum, Higgs boson rapidity, number of jets in the event, and transverse momentum of the leading jet. The total production cross section is determined to be $\\sigma_{pp \\to H} = 33.0 \\pm 5.3 \\, ({\\rm stat}) \\pm 1.6 \\, ({\\rm sys}) \\mathrm{pb}$. The measurements are compared to state-of-the-art predictions.

  8. What is a Higgs Boson?

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    Lincoln, Don

    2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln describes the nature of the Higgs boson. Several large experimental groups are hot on the trail of this elusive subatomic particle which is thought to explain the origins of particle mass.

  9. What is a Higgs Boson?

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    Lincoln, Don

    2011-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln describes the nature of the Higgs boson. Several large experimental groups are hot on the trail of this elusive subatomic particle which is thought to explain the origins of particle mass.

  10. Was the Higgs boson discovered?

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    Ky, Nguyen Anh

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The standard model has postulated the existence of a scalar boson, named the Higgs boson. This boson plays a central role in a symmetry breaking scheme called the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism (or the Brout-Englert-Higgs-Guralnik-Hagen-Kibble mechanism, for completeness) making the standard model realistic. However, until recently at least, the 50-year-long-sought Higgs boson had remained the only particle in the standard model not yet discovered experimentally. It is the last but very important missing ingredient of the standard model. Therefore, searching for the Higgs boson is a crucial task and an important mission of particle physics. For this purpose, many theoretical works have been done and different experiments have been organized. It may be said in particular that to search for the Higgs boson has been one of the ultimate goals of building and running the LHC, the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator, at CERN, which is a great combination of science and technology. Recently, in the...

  11. Higgs Boson Properties and BSM Higgs Boson Searches at LHC

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    Wolfgang F. Mader

    2008-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    At the end of 2008, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will come into operation and the two experiments ATLAS and CMS will start taking data from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of \\sqrt{s}=14 TeV. In preparation for the data taking period, the discovery potential for Higgs bosons beyond the Standard Model has been updated by both experiments and is reviewed here. In addition, the prospects for measuring the properties of a Higgs boson like its mass and width, its CP eigenvalues and its couplings to fermions and gauge bosons are discussed.

  12. Supersymmetric Higgs Bosons in Weak Boson Fusion

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    W. Hollik; T. Plehn; M. Rauch; H. Rzehak

    2008-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute the complete supersymmetric next-to-leading order corrections to the production of a light Higgs boson in weak boson fusion. The size of the electroweak corrections is of similar order as the next-to-leading order corrections in the Standard Model. The supersymmetric QCD corrections turn out to be significantly smaller than their electroweak counterparts. These higher--order corrections are an important ingredient to a precision analysis of the (supersymmetric) Higgs sector at the LHC, either as a known correction factor or as a contribution to the theory error.

  13. Novel Higgs-to-125 GeV Higgs boson decays in the complex NMSSM

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    Shoaib Munir

    2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    In the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM) a variety of parameter configurations yields a Higgs boson consistent with the one observed at the LHC. Additionally, the Higgs sector of the model can contain explicit CP-violating phases even at the tree level, in contrast with the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM). In this article we present the one-loop Higgs boson mass matrix of the complex NMSSM in the renormalisation-group-improved effective potential approach. We also present the trilinear Higgs boson self-couplings as well as various partial decay widths of a generic CP-mixed Higgs boson in the model. We then analyse a very interesting phenomenological scenario wherein the decay of a relatively light pseudoscalar-like Higgs boson into ~ 125 GeV SM-like Higgs boson(s) is induced by non-zero CP-violating phases. We discuss in detail a few benchmark cases in which such a decay can contribute significantly to the production of SM-like Higgs bosons at the LHC on top of the gluon fusion process. It can thus be partially responsible for the gamma.gamma excess near 125 GeV due to the subsequent decay of the SM-like Higgs boson. Such a scenario is extremely difficult to realize in the complex MSSM and, if probed at the LHC, it could provide an indication of the non-minimal nature of supersymmetry.

  14. SAPPHiRE: a Small Gamma-Gamma Higgs Factory

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    S. A. Bogacz; J. Ellis; L. Lusito; D. Schulte; T. Takahashi; M. Velasco; M. Zanetti; F. Zimmermann

    2012-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A new particle with mass ~ 125 GeV that resembles the Higgs boson has recently been discovered by ATLAS and CMS. We propose a low-energy gamma-gamma collider as a cost- and time-efficient option for a Higgs factory capable of studying this particle in detail. In the past, this option has been suggested as a possible application of the CLIC two-beam accelerator technology (the CLIC Higgs Experiment, CLICHE) or as an option for the ILC. Here we propose a design based on a pair of \\sim 10 GeV recirculating Linacs (Small Accelerator for Photon-Photon Higgs production using Recirculating Electrons, SAPPHiRE) similar in design to those proposed for the LHeC. We present parameters for the e- beams and sketch a laser backscattering system capable of producing a gamma-gamma peak luminosity of 0.36 \\times 10^34/cm2/s with E_CM (gamma-gamma) \\sim 125 GeV. A gamma-gamma collider with such a luminosity could be used to measure accurately the mass, bbar, WW\\ast, and gamma-gamma decays of the Higgs boson. We also comment on possible synergies with other projects such as LHeC, the ILC or CLIC, and on other physics prospects in gamma-gamma and e-gamma collisions.

  15. STUDY OF HIGGS BOSON PRODUCTION IN BOSONIC DECAY CHANNELS AT THE LHC (INCLUDING OFF-SHELL PRODUCTION)

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    Oda, Susumu; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Experimental studies of the Higgs boson production in bosonic decay channels by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the LHC are described in this paper. The Higgs boson was the last undiscovered particle in the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics. The bosonic decay channels include $\\gamma\\gamma$, $Z\\gamma$, $ZZ^*$, $WW^*$. In the $\\gamma\\gamma$, $Z\\gamma$ and $ZZ^*$ decay channels, the whole event topology can be reconstructed. The $Z\\gamma$ decay channel can be sensitive to exotic Higgs decay beyond the SM. Because of its large branching fraction, the $WW^*$ decay channel is adequate to study bosonic production. Off-shell production is considered to be sensitive to the total Higgs decay width. The bosonic decay channels are a key to probe the SM and beyond.

  16. The Hunt for the Higgs Boson

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    The Hunt for the Higgs Boson John Conway Univ. of California, Davis Haber-Dine Symposium January 4/files/199001194.pdf ALEPH - Dec. 1989 Search for Higgs boson using first 11k Z Covered the mass range 32, , qq #12;Result: SM Higgs boson excluded at 95% CL in range 32 MeV - 15 GeV I believe

  17. Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the fully leptonic WW decay channel at CMS

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    LeBourgeois, Matthew; LeBourgeois, Matthew

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the Higgs boson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .the Higgs boson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Search for the Higgs Boson in the WW Decay Channel . . .

  18. Lepton flavor violating Higgs couplings and single production of the Higgs boson via e ?collision

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    Chong-Xing Yue; Cong Pang; Yu-Chen Guo

    2015-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Taking into account of the constraints on the lepton flavor violation (LFV) couplings of the standard model (SM) Higgs boson H with leptons from low energy experiments and the recent CMS results, we investigate production of the SM Higgs boson associated with a lepton $\\tau$ via $e\\gamma$ collision at the ILC and LHeC experiments. The production cross sections are calculated, the LFV signals and the relevant SM backgrounds are examined. The LFV signals of the SM Higgs boson might be observed via $e\\gamma$ collision in future ILC experiments.

  19. Higgs Boson -- on Your Own

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    T. Csorgo

    2013-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the highlights of 2012 in physics is related to two papers, published by the ATLAS and the CMS Collaborations, that announced the discovery of at least one new particle in pp collisions at CERN LHC. At least one of the properties of this new particle is found to be similar to that of the Higgs boson, the last and most difficult to find building block from the Standard Model of particle physics. Physics teachers are frequently approached by their media-educated students, who inquire about the properties of the Higgs boson, but physics teachers are rarely trained to teach this elusive aspect of particle physics in elementary, middle or junior high schools. In this paper I describe a card-game, that can be considered as a hands-on and easily accessible tool that allows interested teachers, students and also motivated lay-persons to play with the properties of the newly found Higgs-like particle. This new particle was detected through its decays to directly observable, final state particles. Many of these final state particles are represented in a deck of cards, that represent elementary particles, originally invented to popularize the physics of quark matter in the so-called Quark Matter Card Games. The Higgs decay properties can be utilized, playfully, in a Higgs boson search card game. The rules of this game illustrate also the need for some luck, to complement knowledge and memory, useful skills that this game also helps to develop. The paper is organized as a handout or booklet, that directly describes how to play the Higgs boson on Your Own card game.

  20. Study of Higgs boson production in bosonic decay channels at the LHC (including off-shell production)

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    Oda, Susumu; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The experimental study of Higgs boson production in bosonic decay channels at the LHC will be presented in this presentation. The bosonic decay channels include $ZZ$, $WW$, $\\gamma\\gamma$ and $Z\\gamma$. $WW$ decay channel has a large branching fraction. $\\gamma\\gamma$ and $ZZ$ can construct the whole event topology. $Z\\gamma$ can be sensitive to exotic Higgs decays. Also, off-shell production is now expected to be sensitive to the Higgs decay width and additional Higgs bosons or new phenomena beyond the Standard Model (SM) of the particle physics. Therefore, the bosonic decay channels are assumed to a key to probe the SM and beyond that. This presentation will show the results at $\\sqrt{s}=7$ and $8$ TeV.

  1. Status of Higgs Boson Couplings and Searches

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    Onyisi, Peter; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The status of Higgs sector studies at the Large Hadron Collider is reviewed. The latest extractions of couplings and properties of the 125 GeV Higgs boson from the Run 1 data of the ATLAS and CMS experiments are discussed. Searches for additional Higgs boson states beyond that of the Standard Model are presented.

  2. On the Trail of the Higgs Boson

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    Michael E. Peskin

    2015-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

    I review theoretical issues associated with the Higgs boson and the mystery of spontaneous breaking of the electroweak gauge symmetry. This essay is intended as an introduction to the special issue of Annalen der Physik, "Particle Physics after the Higgs".

  3. On the Trail of the Higgs Boson

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    Peskin, Michael E

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I review theoretical issues associated with the Higgs boson and the mystery of spontaneous breaking of the electroweak gauge symmetry. This essay is intended as an introduction to the special issue of Annalen der Physik, "Particle Physics after the Higgs".

  4. Searches for Higgs Boson(s) at the Upgraded Tevatron

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    Gregorio Bernardi; for the CDF; D0 collaborations

    2005-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We summarize the status of Higgs boson searches at the upgraded Fermilab Tevatron performed by the DO and CDF collaborations. We report on three categories of searches, namely 1) the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson (p\\bar{p} --> H, WH or ZH, with H --> WW* and/or H --> b\\bar{b}), 2) the search for the minimal supersymmetric Higgs boson using p\\bar{p} --> hb\\bar{b} --> b\\bar{b}b\\bar{b} and p\\bar{p} --> hX --> tau tau X, 3) the search for doubly charged Higgs boson.

  5. The light pseudoscalar Higgs boson in NMSSM

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    Abdesslam Arhrib; Kingman Cheung; Tie-Jiun Hou; Kok-Wee Song

    2006-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the associated production of a very light pseudoscalar Higgs boson with a pair of charginos. The novel signature involves a pair of charged leptons from chargino decays and a pair of photons from the pseudoscalar Higgs boson decay, plus large missing energy at the LHC and ILC. The signal may help us to distinguish the NMSSM from MSSM, provided that the experiment can resolve the two photons from the decay of the pseudoscalar Higgs boson.

  6. The Higgs Boson for the Masses?

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    Quigg, Chris (FNAL) [FNAL

    2012-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The Higgs boson is the object of one of the greatest campaigns in the history of particle physics and a pop-culture icon. But what is a Higgs boson, and what would we like it to do for us? What will we understand after a discovery that we don't understand before? How would the world be different if nothing did the job of the Higgs boson? We will explore all these questions and more through demonstration, simulation, and audience participation.

  7. Disentangling Dimension Six Operators through Di-Higgs Boson Production

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    Pierce, Aaron; Thaler, Jesse; Wang, Lian-Tao

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Six Operators through Di-Higgs Boson Production Aaron Piercethe production rate and branching ratios of the Higgs boson.Here, we show how Higgs boson pair production can yield

  8. Holographic theories of electroweak symmetry breaking without a Higgs Boson

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    Burdman, Gustavo; Nomura, Yasunori

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Breaking without a Higgs Boson Gustavo Burdman a and1] or theories where the Higgs boson arises as a compositeto build models of a composite Higgs boson [4] and dynamical

  9. Distinguishing a SM-like MSSM Higgs boson from SM Higgs boson at muon collider

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    Jai Kumar Singhal; Sardar Singh; Ashok K Nagawat

    2005-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore the possibility of distinguishing the SM-like MSSM Higgs boson from the SM Higgs boson via Higgs boson pair production at future muon collider. We study the behavior of the production cross section in SM and MSSM with Higgs boson mass for various choices of MSSM parameters tan \\beta and m\\sub A. We observe that at fixed CM energy, in the SM, the total cross section increases with the increase in Higgs boson mass whereas this trend is reversed for the MSSM case. The changes that occur for the MSSM case in comparison to the SM predictions are quantified in terms of the relative percentage deviation in cross section. The observed large deviations in cross section for different choices of Higgs mass suggest that the measurements of the cross section could possibly distinguish the SM-like MSSM Higgs boson from the SM Higgs boson.

  10. Higgs-boson production at the Photon Collider at TESLA

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    Piotr Niezurawski

    2005-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis feasibility of the precise measurement of the Higgs-boson production cross section gamma+gamma->higgs->b+bbar at the Photon Collider at TESLA is studied in detail. The study is based on the realistic luminosity spectra simulation. The heavy quark background is estimated using the dedicated code based on NLO QCD calculations. Other background processes, which were neglected in the earlier analyses, are also studied. Also the contribution from the overlaying events, gamma+gamma->hadrons, is taken into account. The non-zero beam crossing angle and the finite size of colliding bunches are included in the event generation. The analysis is based on the full detector simulation with realistic b-tagging, and the criteria of event selection are optimized separately for each considered Higgs-boson mass. For the Standard-Model Higgs boson with mass of 120 to 160 GeV the partial width \\Gamma(h->gamma+gamma)BR(h->b+bbar) can be measured with a statistical accuracy of 2.1-7.7% after one year of the Photon Collider running. The systematic uncertainties of the measurement are estimated to be of the order of 2%. For MSSM Higgs bosons A and H, for M_A=200-350 GeV and tan(beta)=7, the statistical precision of the cross-section measurement is estimated to be 8--34%, for four considered MSSM parameters sets. As heavy neutral Higgs bosons in this scenario may not be discovered at LHC or at the first stage of the e+e- collider, an opportunity of being a discovery machine is also studied for the Photon Collider.

  11. Alternative implementation of the Higgs boson

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    Robert Foot; Archil Kobakhidze

    2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss an alternative implementation of the Higgs boson within the Standard Model which is possible if the renormalizability condition is relaxed. Namely, at energy scale $\\Lambda$ the Higgs boson interacts at tree-level only with matter fermions, while the full gauge invariance is still maintained. The interactions with the electroweak gauge bosons are induced at low energies through the radiative corrections. In this scenario the Higgs boson can be arbitrarily heavy, interacting with the Standard Model fields arbitrarily weakly. No violation of unitarity in the scattering of longitudinal electroweak bosons occurs, since they become unphysical degrees of freedom at energies $\\Lambda \\sim \\mathrm{TeV}$.

  12. Highlights of the MCTP Symposium on Higgs Boson Physics

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Highlights of the MCTP Symposium on Higgs Boson Physics MCTP Higgs Symposium webpage: http Sharma #12;Pursuing the Higgs Boson in 2010--2011 Present Experimental Limits on the Higgs Boson---status of the Tevatron search Prospects for the Tevatron in 2010--2011 The LHC Higgs boson search at s=7 TeV with 1

  13. Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson Produced in Association with a Z Boson in the Electron-Muon Final State and the Higgs Boson Decaying into Bottom Quarks

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    Bartek, Rachel A.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Vector Boson Reconstruction . . . . . . . . . Higgs Boson4 The Search for the SM Higgs boson in eb b final stateing fractions (right) of the SM Higgs boson. . . . . . . . .

  14. Charged Higgs boson searches at the LHC

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    Chakraborty, Dhiman; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the latest results from searches for singly charged Higgs bosons carried out by the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations at the LHC. Both experiments have searched for production of charged Higgs bosons in pp collisions of up to 20 (5) fb^-

  15. Z' Bosons, the NuTeV Anomaly, and the Higgs Boson Mass

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    Chanowitz, Michael S

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NuTeV Anomaly, and the Higgs Boson Mass Michael S. Chanowitzpredicted value of the Higgs boson mass, from ? 60 to ? 120from an increase in the Higgs boson mass. There is a vast

  16. A Historical Profile of the Higgs Boson

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    Ellis, John; Gaillard, Mary K.; Nanopoulos, Dimitri V.

    2012-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Higgs boson was postulated in 1964, and phenomenological studies of its possible production and decays started in the early 1970s, followed by studies of its possible productionin e{sup +} e{sup -}, {anti p}p and pp collisions, in particular. Until recently, the most sensitive searches for the Higgs boson were at LEP between 1989 and 2000, which have been complemented bysearches at the Fermilab Tevatron. The LHC has recently entered the hunt, excluding a Higgs boson over a large range of masses and revealing a tantalizing hint in the range 119 to125 GeV, and there are good prospects that the existence or otherwise of the Higgs boson will soon be established. One of the most attractive possibilities is that the Higgs bosonis accompanied by supersymmetry, though composite options have yet to be excluded. This article reviews some of the key historical developments in Higgs physics over the past half-century.

  17. TASI 2004 Lecture Notes: Higgs Boson Physics

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    L. Reina

    2005-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In these lectures I briefly review the Higgs mechanism of spontaneous symmetry breaking and focus on the most relevant aspects of the phenomenology of the Standard Model and of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model Higgs bosons at both hadron and lepton colliders. Some emphasis is put on the perturbative calculation of both Higgs boson branching ratios and production cross sections, including the most important radiative corrections.

  18. LCPHSM2004005 Study of Higgs Boson Pair Production at

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    LC­PHSM­2004­005 March 2004 Study of Higgs Boson Pair Production at Linear Collider K. Desch a , TV for the measurement of the neutral Higgs boson properties within the framework of the MSSM. The process of associated Higgs boson production with subsequent decays of Higgs bosons into b­quark and #­lepton pairs

  19. Neutral Supersymmetric Higgs Boson Searches

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    Robinson, Stephen Luke; /Imperial Coll., London

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In some Supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model, including the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM), the coupling of Higgs bosons to b-quarks is enhanced. This enhancement makes the associated production of the Higgs with b-quarks an interesting search channel for the Higgs and Supersymmetry at D0. The identification of b-quarks, both online and offline, is essential to this search effort. This thesis describes the author's involvement in the development of both types of b-tagging and in the application of these techniques to the MSSM Higgs search. Work was carried out on the Level-3 trigger b-tagging algorithms. The impact parameter (IP) b-tagger was retuned and the effects of increased instantaneous luminosity on the tagger were studied. An extension of the IP-tagger to use the z-tracking information was developed. A new b-tagger using secondary vertices was developed and commissioned. A tool was developed to allow the use of large multi-run samples for trigger studies involving b-quarks. Offline, a neural network (NN) b-tagger was trained combining the existing offline lifetime based b-tagging tools. The efficiency and fake rate of the NN b-tagger were measured in data and MC. This b-tagger was internally reviewed and certified by the Collaboration and now provides the official b-tagging for all analyses using the Run IIa dataset at D0. A search was performed for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to a b{bar b} pair and produced in association with one or more b-quarks. Limits are set on the cross-section times the branching ratio for such a process. The limits were interpreted in various MSSM scenarios. This analysis uses the NN b-tagger and was the first to use this tool. The analysis also relies on triggers using the Level-3 IP b-tagging tool described previously. A likelihood discriminant was used to improve the analysis and a neural network was developed to cross-check this technique. The result of the analysis has been submitted to PRL and is comparable to the result from CDF in the same channel which uses approximately twice the integrated luminosity.

  20. Is the Higgs Boson Composed of Neutrinos?

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    Krog, Jens

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that conventional Higgs compositeness conditions can be achieved by the running of large Higgs-Yukawa couplings involving right-handed neutrinos that become active at $\\sim 10^{13}- 10^{14}$ GeV. Together with a somewhat enhanced quartic coupling, arising by a Higgs portal interaction to a dark matter sector, we can obtain a Higgs boson composed of neutrinos. This is a "next-to-minimal" dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking scheme.

  1. CDF Note 10796 Search for Standard Model Higgs Boson Production

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    Fermilab

    CDF Note 10796 Search for Standard Model Higgs Boson Production in Association with a W± Boson present a search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a W± boson. This search that at least one jet be identified to originate from a bottom quark. Discrimination between the Higgs boson

  2. From the Big Bang to the Higgs Boson in Less Than an Hour

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    Fygenson, Deborah Kuchnir

    From the Big Bang to the Higgs Boson in Less Than an Hour Jeffrey D H Higgs boson Gauge bosons (force field quanta) Higgs boson and vacuum expectation value Strong) photon Z boson W bosons H Higgs boson Gauge bosons (force field quanta) Higgs boson and vacuum

  3. The future of the Higgs boson

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    Lykken, Joseph; Spiropulu, Maria

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Experimentalists and theorists are still celebrating the Nobel-worthy discovery of the Higgs boson that was announced in July 2012 at CERNs Large Hadron Collider. Now they are working on the profound implications of that discovery.

  4. Standard electroweak interactions and Higgs bosons

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    Cox, B.; Gilman, F.J.

    1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the standard model, only one basic component remains to be found: the Higgs boson. The specifics of Higgs boson production and detection, with decay to t anti t and a particular t quark mass range in mind, have not been examined in detail. As such, the working group on Standard Electroweak Interactions and Higgs Bosons at this meeting decided to concentrate on Higgs boson production and detection at SSC energies in the particular case where the Higgs mass is in the range so as to make t anti t quark-antiquark pairs the dominant decay mode. The study of this case, that of the so-called intermediate mass Higgs, had already been launched in the Berkeley PSSC Workshop on Electroweak Symmetry Breaking, and was continued and extended here. The problems of t quark jet identification and detection efficiency and the manner of rejection of background (especially from b quark jets) with realistic detectors then occupied much of the attention of the group. The subject of making precise measurements of parameters in the standard model at SSC energies is briefly examined. Then we delve into the Higgs sector, with an introduction to the neutral Higgs of the standard model together with its production cross-sections in various processes and the corresponding potential backgrounds. A similar, though briefer, discussion for a charged Higgs boson (outside the Standard Model) follows. The heart of the work on identifying and reconstructing the t and then the Higgs boson in the face of backgrounds is discussed. The problems with semileptonic decays, low energy jet fragments, mass resolution, and b-t discrimination all come to the fore. We have tried to make a serious step here towards a realistic assessment of the problems entailed in pulling a signal out of the background, including a rough simulation of calorimeter-detector properties. 25 references.

  5. Higgs boson studies at the Tevatron

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    Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Chen, G.; Clutter, Justace Randall; Wilson, Graham Wallace; Aaltonen, T.; Abazov, V. M.; Abbott, B.; Acharya, B. S.; Adams, M.; Adams, T.; Agnew, J. P.; Alexeev, G. D.

    2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We combine searches by the CDF and D0 Collaborations for the standard model Higgs boson with mass in the range 90200??GeV/c(2) produced in the gluon-gluon fusion, WH, ZH, tt-barH, and vector boson fusion processes, and decaying in the H?bb-bar, H...

  6. Higgs boson studies at the Tevatron

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    Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo

    We combine searches by the CDF and D0 Collaborations for the standard model Higgs boson with mass in the range 90200??GeV/c[superscript 2] produced in the gluon-gluon fusion, WH, ZH, t[ over t]H, and vector boson fusion ...

  7. MSSM Higgs Boson Searches at LEP

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    Andre Sopczak

    2006-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Final results from the MSSM Higgs boson searches from the LEP experiments ALEPH, DELPHI, L3 and OPAL are presented. The results are statistically combined and the statistical significance for signal and background hypotheses are given. Upper bounds on the production cross sections are set for several Higgs-like topologies. Interpretations for six benchmark scenarios in the MSSM, both for CP-conserving and CP-violating scenarios, are given. Limits on the tan(beta) parameter, and in some scenarios upper limits on the neutral Higgs boson masses are set.

  8. Left-right supersymmetry after the Higgs boson discovery

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    Mariana Frank; Dilip Kumar Ghosh; Katri Huitu; Santosh Kumar Rai; Ipsita Saha; Harri Waltari

    2014-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform a thorough analysis of the parameter space of the minimal left-right supersymmetric model in agreement with the LHC data. The model contains left- and right-handed fermionic doublets, two Higgs bidoublets, two Higgs triplet representations, and one singlet, insuring a charge-conserving vacuum. We impose the condition that the model complies with the experimental constraints on supersymmetric particles masses and on the doubly-charged Higgs bosons, and require that the parameter space of the model satisfy the LHC data on neutral Higgs signal strengths at $2\\sigma$. We choose benchmark scenarios by fixing some basic parameters and scanning over the rest. The LSP in our scenarios is always the lightest neutralino. We find that the signals for $H\\to \\gamma \\gamma$ and $H \\to VV^\\star$ are correlated, while $H \\to b \\bar b$ is anti-correlated with all the other decay modes, and also that the contribution from singly-charged scalars dominate that of the doubly-charged scalars in $H\\to \\gamma \\gamma$ and $H \\to Z\\gamma$ loops, contrary to Type-II seesaw models. We also illustrate the range for mass spectrum of the LRSUSY model in light of planned measurements of the branching ratio of $H\\to \\gamma \\gamma$ to 10% level.

  9. Review of Physics Results from the Tevatron: Higgs Boson Physics

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    Thomas R. Junk; Aurelio Juste

    2015-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the techniques and results of the searches for the Higgs boson performed by the two Tevatron collaborations, CDF and DO. The Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model was sought in the mass range 90 GeV$Higgs boson with a mass in the range 115 GeV$Higgs boson mass of $m_H=125$ GeV, studies of Higgs boson properties were performed, including measurements of the product of the cross section times branching the ratio in various production and decay modes, constraints on Higgs boson couplings to fermions and vector bosons, and tests of spin and parity. We also summarize the results of searches for supersymmetric Higgs bosons, and Higgs bosons in other extensions of the Standard Model.

  10. Review of Physics Results from the Tevatron: Higgs Boson Physics

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    Thomas R. Junk; Aurelio Juste

    2015-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the techniques and results of the searches for the Higgs boson performed by the two Tevatron collaborations, CDF and DO. The Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model was sought in the mass range 90 GeV$Higgs boson with a mass in the range 115 GeV$Higgs boson mass of $m_H=125$ GeV, studies of Higgs boson properties were performed, including measurements of the product of the cross section times branching the ratio in various production and decay modes, constraints on Higgs boson couplings to fermions and vector bosons, and tests of spin and parity. We also summarize the results of searches for supersymmetric Higgs bosons, and Higgs bosons in other extensions of the Standard Model.

  11. Search for a Low-Mass Higgs Boson in Upsilon (3S)--> gamma A0, A0--> tau + tau - at BABAR

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    Zhao, M.

    We search for a light Higgs boson A0 in the radiative decay ?(3S)??A0, A0-->?+?-, ?+?e+?e?? ?, or ?+-->?+???? ?. The data sample contains 122106 ?(3S) events recorded with the BABAR detector. We find no evidence for a ...

  12. Diffractive Higgs boson photoproduction in $?p$ process

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    M. B. Gay Ducati; G. G. Silveira

    2008-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore an alternative process for the diffractive Higgs boson production in peripheral pp collisions arising from Double Pomeron Exchange in photon-proton interaction. We introduce the impact factor formalism in order to enable the gluon ladder exchange in the photon-proton subprocess, and to permit the central Higgs production. The event rate for the diffractive Higgs production in central rapidity is estimated to be about 0.6 pb at Tevatron and LHC energies. This result is higher than predictions from other approaches for diffractive Higgs production, showing that the alternative production process leads to an enhanced signal for the detection of the Higgs boson at hadron colliders. Our results are compared to those obtained from a similar approach proposed by the Durham group. In this way we may examine the future developments in its application to pp and AA collisions.

  13. QCD effects in Higgs boson production at hadron colliders

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    M. Grazzini

    2010-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We present updated predictions for Higgs boson production at the Tevatron and the LHC and we review their corresponding uncertainties. We report on a study of the impact of QCD radiative corrections on the Higgs boson search at the Tevatron.

  14. Direct Discovery Prospects for the Light CP-odd Higgs Boson of NMSSM Ideal Higgs Scenarios

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Direct Discovery Prospects for the Light CP-odd Higgs Boson of NMSSM Ideal Higgs Scenarios Jack on the following papers with R. Dermisek: New constraints on a light CP-odd Higgs boson and related NMSSM Ideal CP-odd Higgs boson at the Tevatron and LHC. Published in Phys.Rev.D81:055001,2010, arXiv:0911

  15. Tools for charged Higgs bosons

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    Oscar Stl

    2010-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the status of publicly available software tools applicable to charged Higgs physics. A selection of codes are highlighted in more detail, focusing on new developments that have taken place since the previous charged Higgs workshop in 2008. We conclude that phenomenologists now have the tools ready to face the LHC data. A new webpage collecting charged Higgs resources is presented.

  16. Unparticle Effects on Unitarity Constraints from Higgs Boson Scattering

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    Xiao-Gang He; Chung-Cheng Wen

    2008-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the effects of two-body Higgs boson scattering by exchanging unpsrticles. The unparticle contribution can change the standard model prediction for two-body Higgs boson scattering partial wave amplitude significantly leading to modification of the unitarity constraint on the standard model Higgs boson mass. For unparticle dimension $d_\\U$ between 1 and 2, the unitarity constraint on Higgs boson mass can be larger than that in the SM. Information on unparticle interaction can also be obtained.

  17. Standard and non standard ideas for the Higgs boson sector

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    Abbondandolo, Alberto

    Standard and non standard ideas for the Higgs boson sector Riccardo Barbieri Johns Hopkins Workshop as the Higgs boson is in their low-energy spectrum We only know of approximate symmetries that can explain synoptic table Supersymmetric The SM Higgs boson TC-like Minimally extended Higgsless "Composite" 5

  18. Higgs Boson Digest and Discussion By Tony O'Hagan

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    O'Hagan, Tony

    Higgs Boson Digest and Discussion By Tony O'Hagan Introduction On July 10th 2012, I posted to consult this list in search of answers. We've heard a lot about the Higgs boson. The news reports say like (in the sense of having some of the right characteristics of) the elusive Higgs boson

  19. BEAM RELATED SYSTEMATICS IN HIGGS BOSON MASS MEASUREMENT

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    BEAM RELATED SYSTEMATICS IN HIGGS BOSON MASS MEASUREMENT A.RASPEREZA DESY, Notkestrasse 85, D­22607#erential luminosity spectrum measurements and beam energy spread on the precision of the Higgs boson mass measurement possible impact of the beam related systematic errors on the Higgs boson mass measurement is discussed

  20. BEAM RELATED SYSTEMATICS IN HIGGS BOSON MASS MEASUREMENT

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    BEAM RELATED SYSTEMATICS IN HIGGS BOSON MASS MEASUREMENT A.RASPEREZA DESY, Notkestrasse 85, D-22607 and differential luminosity spectrum measurements and beam energy spread on the precision of the Higgs boson mass such as Higgs boson mass, decay branching fractions and production rate. However, most of these studies did

  1. Homing in on the Higgs Boson Howard E. Haber

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Homing in on the Higgs Boson Howard E. Haber SPS Meeting at UCSC June 7, 2012 References: H.E. Haber, Viewpoint: Homing in on the Higgs Boson, Physics 5, 32 (2012). For additional links, see my webpage: http://scipp.ucsc.edu/~haber/ #12;#12;Outline The Higgs boson explained in 60 seconds

  2. Diffractive Higgs boson photoproduction in peripheral collisions

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    M. B. Gay Ducati; G. G. Silveira

    2008-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    An alternative process is proposed for the diffractive Higgs boson production in peripheral $pp$ collisions, exploring it through the photon-proton interaction by Double Pomeron Exchange. It is estimated the event rate of the diffractive Higgs production in central rapidity for Tevatron and LHC energies, being of the order of 1 fb, in agreement to the predictions from other diffractive processes. The results are confronted with those obtained from a similar approach of the Durham group.

  3. Higgs boson photoproduction at the LHC

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    Ducati, M. B. Gay; Silveira, G. G. [High Energy Physics Phenomenology Group, UFRGS, Caixa Postal 15051, CEP 91501-970 - Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil)

    2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the current development of the photoproduction approach for the Higgs boson with its application to pp and pA collisions at the LHC. We perform a different analysis for the Gap Survival Probability, where we consider a probability of 3% and also a more optimistic value of 10% based on the HERA data for dijet production. As a result, the cross section for the exclusive Higgs boson production is about 2 fb and 6 fb in pp collisions and 617 and 2056 fb for pPb collisions, considering the gap survival factor of 3% and 10%, respectively.

  4. Review of physics results from the Tevatron: Higgs boson physics

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    Junk, Thomas R.; Juste, Aurelio

    2015-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the techniques and results of the searches for the Higgs boson performed by the two Tevatron collaborations, CDF and DO. The Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model was sought in the mass range 90 GeV H (*), H ? ZZ (*), and H ? ??. An excess of events was seen in the H ? bb searches consistent withmorea Standard Model Higgs boson with a mass in the range 115 GeV H H = 125 GeV, studies of Higgs boson properties were performed, including measurements of the product of the cross section times branching the ratio in various production and decay modes, constraints on Higgs boson couplings to fermions and vector bosons, and tests of spin and parity. We also summarize the results of searches for supersymmetric Higgs bosons, and Higgs bosons in other extensions of the Standard Model.less

  5. Review of physics results from the Tevatron: Higgs boson physics

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    Junk, Thomas R. [Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (United States); Juste, Aurelio [Institute de Fisica d'Altes Energies (IFAE), Barcelona (Spain)

    2015-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the techniques and results of the searches for the Higgs boson performed by the two Tevatron collaborations, CDF and DO. The Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model was sought in the mass range 90 GeV H (*), H ? ZZ (*), and H ? ??. An excess of events was seen in the H ? bb searches consistent with a Standard Model Higgs boson with a mass in the range 115 GeV H H = 125 GeV, studies of Higgs boson properties were performed, including measurements of the product of the cross section times branching the ratio in various production and decay modes, constraints on Higgs boson couplings to fermions and vector bosons, and tests of spin and parity. We also summarize the results of searches for supersymmetric Higgs bosons, and Higgs bosons in other extensions of the Standard Model.

  6. Topological Physics of Little Higgs Bosons

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    Hill, Christopher T.; Hill, Richard J.; /Fermilab

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Topological interactions will generally occur in composite Higgs or Little Higgs theories, extra-dimensional gauge theories in which A5 plays the role of a Higgs boson, and among the pNGB's of technicolor. This phenomena arises from the chiral and anomaly structure of the underlying UV completion theory, and/or through chiral delocalization in higher dimensions. These effects are described by a full Wess-Zumino-Witten term involving gauge fields and pNGB's. We give a general discussion of these interactions, some of which may have novel signatures at future colliders, such as the LHC and ILC.

  7. Limits on a Composite Higgs Boson

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    R. Sekhar Chivukula; Nick Evans; Christian Hoelbling

    2000-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Precision electroweak data are generally believed to constrain the Higgs boson mass to lie below approximately 190 GeV at 95% confidence level. The standard Higgs model is, however, trivial and can only be an effective field theory valid below some high energy scale characteristic of the underlying non-trivial physics. Corrections to the custodial isospin violating parameter T arising from interactions at this higher energy scale dramatically enlarge the allowed range of Higgs mass. We perform a fit to precision electroweak data and determine the region in the (m_H, Delta T) plane that is consistent with experimental results. Overlaying the estimated size of corrections to T arising from the underlying dynamics, we find that a Higgs mass up to 500 GeV is allowed. We review two composite Higgs models which can realize the possibility of a phenomenologically acceptable heavy Higgs boson. We comment on the potential of improvements in the measurements of m_t and M_W to improve constraints on composite Higgs models.

  8. Unraveling the Higgs Boson Discovery - Rik Yoshida

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    Rik Yoshida

    2013-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Argonne physicist Rik Yoshida explains what the Higgs boson is and what its discovery means for physics, the universe, and life. The third of Argonne's "OutLoud" public lecture series, held at the lab on September 27, 2012. Find out when the next one is at http://www.anl.gov/community/outloud

  9. Unraveling the Higgs Boson Discovery - Rik Yoshida

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    Rik Yoshida

    2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Argonne physicist Rik Yoshida explains what the Higgs boson is and what its discovery means for physics, the universe, and life. The third of Argonne's "OutLoud" public lecture series, held at the lab on September 27, 2012. Find out when the next one is at http://www.anl.gov/community/outloud

  10. Ian Hinchliffe Answers Your Higgs Boson Questions

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    Hinchliffe, Ian

    2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    contingent with the ATLAS experiment at CERN, answers many of your questions about the Higgs boson. Ian invited viewers to send in questions about the Higgs via email, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube in an "Ask a Scientist" video posted July 3: http://youtu.be/xhuA3wCg06s CERN's July 4 announcement that the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider have discovered a particle "consistent with the Higgs boson" has raised questions about what scientists have found and what still remains to be found -- and what it all means. If you have suggestions for future "Ask a Scientist" videos, post them below or send ideas to askascientist@lbl.gov

  11. Ian Hinchliffe Answers Your Higgs Boson Questions

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    Hinchliffe, Ian

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    contingent with the ATLAS experiment at CERN, answers many of your questions about the Higgs boson. Ian invited viewers to send in questions about the Higgs via email, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube in an "Ask a Scientist" video posted July 3: http://youtu.be/xhuA3wCg06s CERN's July 4 announcement that the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider have discovered a particle "consistent with the Higgs boson" has raised questions about what scientists have found and what still remains to be found -- and what it all means. If you have suggestions for future "Ask a Scientist" videos, post them below or send ideas to askascientist@lbl.gov

  12. MSSM Higgs Boson Searches at the LHC: Benchmark Scenarios after the Discovery of a Higgs-like Particle

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    Carena, M.; Heinemeyer, S.; Stl, O.; Wagner, C.E.M.; Weiglein, G.

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A Higgs-like particle with a mass of about 125.5 GeV has been discovered at the LHC. Within the current experimental uncertainties, this new state is compatible with both the predictions for the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson and with the Higgs sector in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM). We propose new low-energy MSSM benchmark scenarios that, over a wide parameter range, are compatible with the mass and production rates of the observed signal. These scenarios also exhibit interesting phenomenology for the MSSM Higgs sector. We propose a slightly updated version of the well-known mh-max scenario, and a modified scenario (mh-mod), where the light CP-even Higgs boson can be interpreted as the LHC signal in large parts of the MA-tan \\beta\\ plane. Furthermore, we define a light stop scenario that leads to a suppression of the lightest CP-even Higgs gluon fusion rate, and a light stau scenario with an enhanced decay rate of h to \\gamma\\gamma\\ at large tan \\beta. We also suggest a \\tau-phobic Higgs scenario in which the lightest Higgs can have suppressed couplings to down-type fermions. We propose to supplement the specified value of the \\mu\\ parameter in some of these scenarios with additional values of both signs. This has a significant impact on the interpretation of searches for the non SM-like MSSM Higgs bosons. We also discuss the sensitivity of the searches to heavy Higgs decays into light charginos and neutralinos, and to decays of the form H to hh. Finally, in addition to all the other scenarios where the lightest CP-even Higgs is interpreted as the LHC signal, we propose a low-MH scenario, where instead the heavy CP-even Higgs boson corresponds to the new state around 125.5 GeV.

  13. Constraints on the Higgs boson width from off-shell production and decay to Z-boson pairs

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    Khachatryan, Vardan; et al.,

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Constraints are presented on the total width of the recently discovered Higgs boson, Gamma[H], using its relative on-shell and off-shell production and decay rates to a pair of Z bosons, where one Z boson decays to an electron or muon pair, and the other to an electron, muon, or neutrino pair. The analysis is based on the data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2011 and 2012, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 5.1 inverse femtobarns at a centre-of-mass energy sqrt(s) = 7 TeV and 19.7 inverse femtobarns at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV. A simultaneous maximum likelihood fitmoreto the measured kinematic distributions near the resonance peak and above the Z-boson pair production threshold leads to an upper limit on the Higgs boson width of Gamma[H] less

  14. Higgs boson mass and new physics

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    Fedor Bezrukov; Mikhail Yu. Kalmykov; Bernd A. Kniehl; Mikhail Shaposhnikov

    2012-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the lower Higgs boson mass bounds which come from the absolute stability of the Standard Model (SM) vacuum and from the Higgs inflation, as well as the prediction of the Higgs boson mass coming from asymptotic safety of the SM. We account for the 3-loop renormalization group evolution of the couplings of the Standard Model and for a part of two-loop corrections that involve the QCD coupling alpha_s to initial conditions for their running. This is one step above the current state of the art procedure ("one-loop matching--two-loop running"). This results in reduction of the theoretical uncertainties in the Higgs boson mass bounds and predictions, associated with the Standard Model physics, to 1-2 GeV. We find that with the account of existing experimental uncertainties in the mass of the top quark and alpha_s (taken at 2sigma level) the bound reads M_H>=M_min (equality corresponds to the asymptotic safety prediction), where M_min=129+-6 GeV. We argue that the discovery of the SM Higgs boson in this range would be in agreement with the hypothesis of the absence of new energy scales between the Fermi and Planck scales, whereas the coincidence of M_H with M_min would suggest that the electroweak scale is determined by Planck physics. In order to clarify the relation between the Fermi and Planck scale a construction of an electron-positron or muon collider with a center of mass energy ~200+200 GeV (Higgs and t-quark factory) would be needed.

  15. Higgs Bosons from Top Quark Decays

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    Tao Han; Richard Ruiz

    2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    In light of the discovery of a Standard Model (SM)-like Higgs boson ($h$) at the LHC, we investigate the top quark to Higgs boson transition $t\\rightarrow W^{*}bh$, which is the leading $t\\to h$ decay mode in the SM. We find the decay branching fraction to be $1.80\\times 10^{-9}$. In comparison, the two-body, loop-induced $t\\rightarrow ch$ transition occurs at $\\sim10^{-14}$ in the SM. We consider the consequences of gauge invariant dimension-6 operators affecting the $t\\bar{t}h$ interaction and find that the decay branching fraction may be increased by a factor of two within current constraints on the coupling parameters from collider experiments. We also extend the calculation to the CP-conserving Type I and Type II Two Higgs Doublet Models (2HDM), including both CP-even and CP-odd Higgs bosons. For neutral scalar masses at about $100$ GeV, the decay rates can be several times larger than the SM result in the allowed range of model parameters. Observation prospects at present and future colliders are briefly addressed.

  16. D0 Search for the Higgs Boson in Multijet Events

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    Alex Melnitchouk; for the D0 Collaboration

    2006-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We present two searches for the Higgs boson in \\sqrt{s} = 1.96 TeV p\\bar{p}collisions using data taken with the \\dz detector during Run II of the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The first study is a search for neutral Higgs bosons produced in association with bottom quarks. We set upper limits on the production of neutral Higgs bosons in the mass range of 90 to 150 GeV.The second study is a search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with the Z boson. We study the p\\bar{p}\\to ZH \\to \

  17. Vacuum Stability and the Higgs Boson

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    Jose R. Espinosa

    2013-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The discovery of the Higgs boson at the LHC, and especially the determination of its mass around 125 GeV, together with the absence of any trace of new physics make it conceivable that we live in a metastable (but long-lived) electroweak vacuum. I will describe the state-of-the-art calculation that leads to this conclusion, elaborate on possible implications as well as cures of this instability of the Higgs potential and discuss some possible lines of attack for lattice studies of such metastability.

  18. Dark photons and resonant monophoton signatures in Higgs boson decays at the LHC

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    Emidio Gabrielli; Matti Heikinheimo; Barbara Mele; Martti Raidal

    2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Motivated by dark-photon $\\bar{\\gamma}$ scenarios extensively considered in the literature, we explore experimentally allowed models where the Higgs boson coupling to photon and dark photon $H\\gamma\\bar{\\gamma}$ can be enhanced. Correspondingly, large rates for the $H\\to \\gamma\\bar \\gamma$ decay become plausible, giving rise to one monochromatic photon with $E^{\\gamma}\\simeq m_H/2$ (i.e., more than twice the photon energy in the rare standard-model decay $H\\to \\gamma Z\\to\\gamma\\bar\

  19. Measurements of Higgs boson production and couplings in diboson final states with the ATLAS detector at the LHC

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    ATLAS Collaboration

    2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Measurements are presented of production properties and couplings of the recently discovered Higgs boson using the decays into boson pairs, $H\\rightarrow\\gamma\\gamma$, $H\\rightarrow ZZ^{*}\\rightarrow 4 \\ell$ and $H\\rightarrow W W \\rightarrow \\ell\

  20. Dilaton as the Higgs boson

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    Robert Foot; Archil Kobakhidze; Kristian L. McDonald

    2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a model where the role of the electroweak Higgs field is played by the dilaton. The model contains terms which explicitly violate gauge invariance, however it is shown that this violation is fictitious, so that the model is a consistent low energy effective theory. In the simplest version of the idea the resulting low energy effective theory is the same as the top mode standard model.

  1. Explaining the Higgs boson $p_T$ distributions with a new heavy scalar boson and a dark matter candidate

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    von Buddenbrock, Stefan; Cornell, Alan S; Kar, Deepak; Kumar, Mukesh; Mandal, Tanumoy; Mellado, Bruce; Mukhopadhyaya, Biswarup; Reed, Robert G

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We attempt a simultaneous fit of the excess in Higgs boson transverse momentum distributions in the $\\gamma\\gamma$ and $ZZ^*$ decay channels as well as certain excesses in the search for di-Higgs boson resonances observed with Run I data at the Large Hadron Collider. An answer is found in a scenario with a heavy scalar with mass in the range $275-285$~GeV, together with a scalar dark matter candidate with mass around $55-60$~GeV. This is consistent with all cosmological and direct dark matter search constraints, as well as the limit on the invisible decay width of the observed Higgs boson. In this scenario the producion of the heavy scalar in association with single top quark is not suppressed, compared to that of the Higgs boson. It is also important to look out for Higgs boson production in association with intermediate missing transverse energy. Another consequence is the possible decay of the heavy scalar into $VV$, where $V=Z$ and $W^{\\pm}$.

  2. Higgs Boson Searches at Hadron Colliders (1/4)

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    None

    2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In these Academic Training lectures, the phenomenology of Higgs bosons and search strategies at hadron colliders are discussed. After a brief introduction on Higgs bosons in the Standard Model and a discussion of present direct and indirect constraints on its mass the status of the theoretical cross section calculations for Higgs boson production at hadron colliders is reviewed. In the following lectures important experimental issues relevant for Higgs boson searches (trigger, measurements of leptons, jets and missing transverse energy) are presented. This is followed by a detailed discussion of the discovery potential for the Standard Model Higgs boson for both the Tevatron and the LHC experiments. In addition, various scenarios beyond the Standard Model, primarily the MSSM, are considered. Finally, the potential and strategies to measured Higgs boson parameters and the investigation of alternative symmetry breaking scenarios are addressed.

  3. Higgs Boson Searches at Hadron Colliders (1/4)

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    None

    2010-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In these Academic Training lectures, the phenomenology of Higgs bosons and search strategies at hadron colliders are discussed. After a brief introduction on Higgs bosons in the Standard Model and a discussion of present direct and indirect constraints on its mass the status of the theoretical cross section calculations for Higgs boson production at hadron colliders is reviewed. In the following lectures important experimental issues relevant for Higgs boson searches (trigger, measurements of leptons, jets and missing transverse energy) are presented. This is followed by a detailed discussion of the discovery potential for the Standard Model Higgs boson for both the Tevatron and the LHC experiments. In addition, various scenarios beyond the Standard Model, primarily the MSSM, are considered. Finally, the potential and strategies to measured Higgs boson parameters and the investigation of alternative symmetry breaking scenarios are addressed.

  4. Overview of Higgs boson studies at the Tevatron

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    Lidija Zivkovic

    2014-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The CDF and D0 experiments at the Tevatron $p\\bar{p}$ Collider collected data between 2002 and 2011, accumulating up to 10 $\\rm{fb^{-1}}$ of data. During that time, an extensive search for the standard model Higgs boson was performed. Combined results from the searches for the standard model Higgs boson with the final dataset are presented together with results on the Higgs boson couplings and spin and parity.

  5. Higgs Boson Decays into Single Photon plus Unparticle

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    Kingman Cheung; Chong Sheng Li; Tzu-Chiang Yuan

    2007-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The decay of the standard model Higgs boson into a single photon and a vector unparticle through a one-loop process is studied. For an intermediate mass Higgs boson, this single photon plus unparticle mode can have a branching ratio comparable with the two-photon discovery mode. The emitted photon has a continuous energy spectrum encoding the nature of the recoil unparticle. It can be measured in precision studies of the Higgs boson after its discovery.

  6. OVERVIEW OF HIGGS BOSON STUDIES AT THE TEVATRON

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    Zivkovic, Lidija [Institute of Physics, Zemun, Serbia

    2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The CDF and D0 experiments at the Tevatron pp Collider collected data between 2002 and 2011, accumulating up to 10 fb?1 of data. During that time, an extensive search for the standard model Higgs boson was performed. Combined results from the searches for the standard model Higgs boson with the final dataset are presented, together with results on the Higgs boson couplings and spin and parity.

  7. Search for a fermiophobic Higgs boson in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV

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    CMS Collaboration

    2013-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Combined results are reported from searches for a fermiophobic Higgs boson in the gamma-gamma, WW, and ZZ decay modes in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV. The explored Higgs boson mass range is 110-300 GeV. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 4.9-5.1 inverse femtobarns. A fermiophobic Higgs boson is excluded at 95% confidence level in the mass range 110-194 GeV, and at 99% confidence level in the mass ranges 110-124.5 GeV, 127-147.5 GeV, and 155-180 GeV.

  8. Monte Carlo Tools for charged Higgs boson production

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    K. Kovarik

    2014-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    In this short review we discuss two implementations of the charged Higgs boson production process in association with a top quark in Monte Carlo event generators at next-to-leading order in QCD. We introduce the MC@NLO and the POWHEG method of matching next-to-leading order matrix elements with parton showers and compare both methods analyzing the charged Higgs boson production process in association with a top quark. We shortly discuss the case of a light charged Higgs boson where the associated charged Higgs production interferes with the charged Higgs production via t tbar-production and subsequent decay of the top quark.

  9. Understanding the Electroweak Symmetry Breaking: The Higgs Boson...

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    Understanding the Electroweak Symmetry Breaking: The Higgs Boson and Beyond (Monday, March 2) DATE: Monday, March 2, 4:10 pm LOCATION: Physics 0003 Understanding the Electroweak...

  10. Maximum Entropy Principle and the Higgs Boson Mass

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    Alves, Alexandre; da Silva, Roberto

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A successful connection between Higgs boson decays and the Maximum Entropy Principle is presented. Based on the information theory inference approach we determine the Higgs boson mass as $M_H= 125.04\\pm 0.25$ GeV, a value fully compatible to the LHC measurement. This is straightforwardly obtained by taking the Higgs boson branching ratios as the target probability distributions of the inference, without any extra assumptions beyond the Standard Model. Yet, the principle can be a powerful tool in the construction of any model affecting the Higgs sector. We give, as an example, the case where the Higgs boson has an extra invisible decay channel. Our findings suggest that a system of Higgs bosons undergoing a collective decay to Standard Model particles is among the most fundamental ones where the Maximum Entropy Principle applies.

  11. Maximum Entropy Principle and the Higgs Boson Mass

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    Alexandre Alves; Alex G. Dias; Roberto da Silva

    2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A successful connection between Higgs boson decays and the Maximum Entropy Principle is presented. Based on the information theory inference approach we determine the Higgs boson mass as $M_H= 125.04\\pm 0.25$ GeV, a value fully compatible to the LHC measurement. This is straightforwardly obtained by taking the Higgs boson branching ratios as the target probability distributions of the inference, without any extra assumptions beyond the Standard Model. Yet, the principle can be a powerful tool in the construction of any model affecting the Higgs sector. We give, as an example, the case where the Higgs boson has an extra invisible decay channel. Our findings suggest that a system of Higgs bosons undergoing a collective decay to Standard Model particles is among the most fundamental ones where the Maximum Entropy Principle applies.

  12. From the Big Bang to the Higgs Boson in Less Than an Hour

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    Fygenson, Deborah Kuchnir

    From the Big Bang to the Higgs Boson in Less Than an Hour Jeffrey D neutrino Z0 W + W -g gluon (8) photon Z boson W bosons Quarks Leptons H Higgs boson Gauge bosons (force field quanta) Higgs boson and vacuum expectation value Strong force EM force Weak force #12;Par7cles

  13. Supersymmetric Higgs Production in Vector-Boson Fusion

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    Michael Rauch; Wolfgang Hollik; Tilman Plehn; Heidi Rzehak

    2010-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a full calculation of the supersymmetric NLO corrections to Higgs boson production via vector-boson fusion. The supersymmetric QCD corrections turn out to be significantly smaller than the electroweak ones. These higher-order corrections are an important ingredient to a precision analysis of the Higgs sector at the LHC.

  14. Higgs Production via Gluon-Induced Weak Boson Fusion

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    Jens Vollinga

    2008-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a calculation that allows for an estimation of the NNLO contributions to the Higgs production in the weak boson fusion channel. A possible deterioration of this important channel for the Higgs discoveries at the LHC can be ruled out by this calculation due to the small remaining cross section after the weak boson cuts.

  15. The ALEPH Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson

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    J. A. Kennedy

    2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search has been performed for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the data collected with the ALEPH detector in 2000. An excess of 3 sigma above the background expectation is found. The observed excess is consistent with the production of the Higgs boson with a mass close to 114 GeV/c2.

  16. Stability, Higgs Boson Mass and New Physics

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    Vincenzo Branchina; Emanuele Messina

    2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    When the particle with mass $\\sim 126$ GeV discovered at LHC is identified with the Higgs boson of the Standard Model, intriguing and challenging questions arise. Among them, the issue of the EW vacuum stability. We find that, despite claims to the contrary, the latter strongly depends on new physics interactions. In particular, if $\\tau$ is the lifetime of the EW vacuum, new physics can turn $\\tau$ from $\\tau >> T_U$ to $\\tau << T_U$, where $T_U$ is the age of the Universe.

  17. Measurements of the Higgs Boson in the $H\\rightarrow\\tau\\tau$ Decay Channel

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    Howard, Jacob

    The generation of vector boson mass via the Higgs mechanism in the Standard Model has been confirmed by the 2012 discovery of a candidate Higgs boson in the $H\\rightarrow{WW}$, $H\\rightarrow{ZZ}$, and $H\\rightarrow\\gamma\\gamma$ decay channels. In contrast, the Yukawa couplings hypothesized to provide the mass of fermions in the Standard Model have yet to be observed. The $H\\rightarrow\\tau\\tau$ decay channel currently provides the best opportunity for observing these couplings. This thesis describes two separate but related searches for Higgs boson decays in the $H\\rightarrow\\tau\\tau$ decay channel using proton-proton collisions recorded by the ATLAS detector. The first analysis is a general search for all Higgs boson production mechanisms leading to a $H\\rightarrow\\tau\\tau$ decay using 4.5 fb$^{-1}$ of 7 TeV and 20.3 fb$^{-1}$ of 8 TeV proton-proton collision data. A deviation from the background-only hypothesis is observed with a significance of $4.5\\sigma$ for a hypothetical Higgs boson mass of ${m_{H} ...

  18. Higgs boson with a single generation in the bulk

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    M. V. Libanov; E. Y. Nugaev

    2005-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We study Higgs boson properties in a model where three fermionic families of the Standard Model arise from a single generation in (5+1) dimensions. We demonstrate that, in spite of a non-trivial background, properties of the four-dimensional Higgs particle are almost indistinguishable from those in the Standard Model. We also argue that it is more natural to have a light Higgs boson in this model.

  19. Probing Compositeness with Higgs Boson Decays at the LHC

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    Maria Hoffmann; Anna Kaminska; Rosy Nicolaidou; Stathes Paganis

    2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A method is proposed to directly probe the Higgs boson compositeness using the unique characteristics of a boosted Higgs boson produced in association with a weak gauge boson ($W^{\\pm},Z$). The discovery potential for the upcoming LHC running is presented, showing that compositeness scales up to 3 TeV can be probed at the LHC with an integrated luminosity of $\\mathcal{L}=3000$ fb$^{-1}$ collected at $\\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV.

  20. CDF/ANAL/EXOTIC/PUBLIC//11103 Tests of the Spin and Parity of the Higgs Boson with CDF

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    Quigg, Chris

    CDF/ANAL/EXOTIC/PUBLIC//11103 Tests of the Spin and Parity of the Higgs Boson with CDF The CDF and parity of the Higgs boson using dedicated searches for two specific non-standard Higgs boson hypotheses: a pseudoscalar Higgs boson with JP = 0- and a graviton-like Higgs boson, with JP = 2+, both assuming a boson mass

  1. arXiv:hepex/0505096 Measurement of the Higgs Boson Mass

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    ################ arXiv:hep­ex/0505096 v1 30 May 2005 Measurement of the Higgs Boson Mass for the measurement of the Higgs boson mass. An integrated luminosity of 500 fb 1 is assumed. For Higgs boson masses of 120, 150 and 180 GeV the uncertainty on the Higgs boson mass measurement is estimated to be 40, 65

  2. Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons at LEP

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    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The four LEP collaborations, ALEPH, DELPHI, L3 and OPAL, have searched for the neutral Higgs bosons which are predicted by the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM). The data of the four collaborations are statistically combined and examined for their consistency with the background hypothesis and with a possible Higgs boson signal. The combined LEP data show no significant excess of events which would indicate the production of Higgs bosons. The search results are used to set upper bounds on the cross-sections of various Higgs-like event topologies. The results are interpreted within the MSSM in a number of ``benchmark" models, including CP-conserving and CP-violating scenarios. These interpretations lead in all cases to large exclusions in the MSSM parameter space. Absolute limits are set on the parameter tanb and, in some scenarios, on the masses of neutral Higgs bosons.

  3. The Higgs boson mixes with an SU(2) septet representation

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    Junji Hisano; Koji Tsumura

    2013-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a possibility of the Higgs boson, which consists of an SU(2) doublet and a septet. The vacuum expectation value of a septet with hypercharge Y=2 is known to preserve the electroweak rho parameter unity at the tree level. Therefore, the septet can give significant contribution to the electroweak symmetry breaking. Due to the mixing with the septet, the gauge coupling of the standard-model-like Higgs boson is larger than that in the standard model. We show the sizable VEV of the Higgs septet can be allowed under the constraint from the electroweak precision data. The signal strengths of the Higgs boson for the diphoton and a pair of weak gauge boson decay channels at the LHC are enhanced, while those for the fermonic decay modes are suppressed. The mass of additional neutral Higgs boson is also bounded by the current LHC data for the standard model Higgs boson. We discussed the phenomenology of the multiply charged Higgs bosons, which come from the septet.

  4. Constraints on the Higgs boson total width using H*(126) -> ZZ events

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    Roberto Covarelli

    2014-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Constraints are set on the Higgs boson decay width, Gamma_H, using off-shell production and decay to ZZ in the four-lepton (4l), or two-lepton-two-neutrino (2l2nu) final states. The analysis is based on the data collected in 2012 by the CMS experiment at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity L = 19.7 fb^{-1} at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV. A maximum-likelihood fit of invariant mass and kinematic discriminant distributions in the 4l case and of transverse mass or missing energy distributions in the 2l2nu case is performed. The result of it, combined with the 4l measurement near the resonance peak, leads to an upper limit on the Higgs boson width of Gamma_H < 4.2 x Gamma_H^SM at the 95% confidence level, assuming Gamma_H^SM = 4.15 MeV.

  5. Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson decaying to two W bosons at CMS

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    Xie, Si, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, we search for the production of the Standard Model Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider, through its decay mode to two W bosons, which each in turn decay into a charged lepton and a neutrino. The Higgs ...

  6. Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with W and Z bosons in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV

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    CMS Collaboration

    2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for the Higgs boson produced in association with a W or Z boson in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is performed with the CMS detector at the LHC using the full 2011 data sample, from an integrated luminosity of 5 inverse femtobarns. Higgs boson decay modes to tau tau and WW are explored by selecting events with three or four leptons in the final state. No excess above background expectations is observed, resulting in exclusion limits on the product of Higgs associated production cross section and decay branching fraction for Higgs boson masses between 110 and 200 GeV in these channels. Combining these results with other CMS associated production searches using the same dataset in the H to gamma gamma and H to b b-bar decay modes, the cross section for associated Higgs boson production 3.3 times the standard model expectation or larger is ruled out at the 95% confidence level for a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV.

  7. The Higgs boson, Supersymmetry and Dark Matter: Relations and Perspectives

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    Arbey, Alexandre; Mahmoudi, Farvah

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The discovery of a light Higgs boson at the LHC opens a broad program of studies and measurements to understand the role of this particle in connection with New Physics and Cosmology. Supersymmetry is the best motivated and most thoroughly formulated and investigated model of New Physics which predicts a light Higgs boson and can explain dark matter. This paper discusses how the study of the Higgs boson connects with the search for supersymmetry and for dark matter at the LHC and at a future $e^+e^-$ collider and with dedicated underground dark matter experiments.

  8. The Higgs boson, Supersymmetry and Dark Matter: Relations and Perspectives

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    Alexandre Arbey; Marco Battaglia; Farvah Mahmoudi

    2015-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The discovery of a light Higgs boson at the LHC opens a broad program of studies and measurements to understand the role of this particle in connection with New Physics and Cosmology. Supersymmetry is the best motivated and most thoroughly formulated and investigated model of New Physics which predicts a light Higgs boson and can explain dark matter. This paper discusses how the study of the Higgs boson connects with the search for supersymmetry and for dark matter at the LHC and at a future $e^+e^-$ collider and with dedicated underground dark matter experiments.

  9. Measuring the Higgs boson mass in dileptonic W-boson decays at hadron colliders

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    Barr, Alan; Gripaios, Ben; Lester, Christopher G

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ar X iv :0 90 2. 48 64 v2 [ he p- ph ] 22 Ju l 2 00 9 Cavendish-HEP-09/04 Measuring the Higgs boson mass in dileptonic W -boson decays at hadron colliders Alan J. Barr,1, ? Ben Gripaios,2, and Christopher G. Lester3, 1Denys Wilkinson... measurements of the Higgs boson mass using the decay h ? W+W?, followed by the leptonic decay of each W -boson, will be performed by fitting the shape of a distribution that is sensitive to the Higgs mass. We demonstrate that the variable most commonly used...

  10. Search for Light Higgs Boson at LHC via Production Through Weak Boson Fusion

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    K. Mazumdar

    2003-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The LHC potential for observing a light Higgs boson produced through Weak Boson Fusion mode, ${\\rm qq}\\to {\\rm qqH}$, is presented. For non-hadronic decays modes of the Higgs boson the process is identified with a final state containing two energetic forward-backward jets, separated with a large rapidity and a hadronically quiet central region. The use of these properties, combined with special features of some of the decay modes enhances the potential of an early discovery of a light Higgs boson both in the Standard Model and beyond. The recent studies done in the context of CMS experiment are discussed.

  11. Evidence for the direct decay of the 125 GeV Higgs boson to fermions

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    CMS Collaboration

    2014-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The discovery of a new boson with a mass of approximately 125 GeV in 2012 at the LHC has heralded a new era in understanding the nature of electroweak symmetry breaking and possibly completing the standard model of particle physics. Since the first observation in decays to gamma gamma, WW, and ZZ boson pairs, an extensive set of measurements of the mass and couplings to W and Z bosons, as well as multiple tests of the spin-parity quantum numbers, have revealed that the properties of the new boson are consistent with those of the long-sought agent responsible for electroweak symmetry breaking. An important open question is whether the new particle also couples to fermions, and in particular to down-type fermions, since the current measurements mainly constrain the couplings to the up-type top quark. Determination of the couplings to down-type fermions requires direct measurement of the corresponding Higgs boson decays, as recently reported by the CMS experiment in the study of Higgs decays to bottom quarks and tau leptons. In this paper we report the combination of these two channels which results, for the first time, in strong evidence for the direct coupling of the 125 GeV Higgs boson to down-type fermions, with an observed significance of 3.8 standard deviations, when 4.4 are expected.

  12. Higgs boson production at hadron colliders: Signal and background processes

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    David Rainwater; Michael Spira; Dieter Zeppenfeld

    2004-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the theoretical status of signal and background calculations for Higgs boson production at hadron colliders. Particular emphasis is given to missing NLO results, which will play a crucial role for the Tevatron and the LHC.

  13. Combined CDF and D0 Searches for the Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying to Two Photons with up to 8.2 fb^-1

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    The CDF Collaboration; the D0 Collaboration; the Tevatron New Physics; Higgs Working Group

    2011-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We combine results from CDF and D0's direct searches for the standard model (SM) Higgs boson (H) produced in ppbar collisions at the Fermilab Tevatron at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV, focusing on the decay H\\rightarrow\\gamma\\gamma. We compute upper limits on the Higgs boson production cross section times the decay branching fraction in the range 100Higgs boson. With datasets corresponding to 7.0 fb-1 (CDF) and 8.2 fb-1 (D0), the 95% C.L. upper limits on Higgs boson production is a factor of 10.5 times the SM cross section for a Higgs boson mass of 115 GeV/c^2.

  14. Prospects for the Higgs Boson Searches with CMS

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    Matteo Sani

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An overview on the prospects for Higgs Boson searches with the CMS detector is presented. Projections have been made to estimate the potential to a possible discovery or exclusion of the Higgs Boson during the run at a center of mass energy of 7 TeV at the LHC, with a recorded integrated luminosity of approximately 1 fb-1, conditions expected by the end of 2011

  15. Heavy neutral MSSM Higgs Bosons at the PLC - a comparison of two analyses

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    M. Spira; P. Niezurawski; M. Krawczyk; A. F. Zarnecki

    2006-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Measurement of the heavy neutral MSSM Higgs bosons H and A production in the process gamma gamma --> A, H --> b anti-b at the Photon Linear Collider has been considered in two independent analyses for the parameter range corresponding to the so-called "LHC wedge". Significantly different conclusions were obtained; signal to background ratio 36 vs 2. Here assumptions and results of these two analyses are compared. We have found that differences in the final results are mainly due to different assumptions on gamma-gamma-luminosity spectra, jet definitions and selection cuts.

  16. Higgs boson couplings as a probe of new physics

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    Yagyu, Kei

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Precise measurements of various coupling constants of the 125 GeV Higgs boson $h$ are one of the most important and solid methods to determine the structure of the Higgs sector. If we find deviations in the $h$ coupling constants from the standard model predictions, it can be an indirect evidence of the existence of additional Higgs bosons in non-minimal Higgs sectors. Furthermore, we can distinguish non-minimal Higgs sectors by measuring a pattern of deviations in various $h$ couplings. In this talk, we show patterns of the deviations in several simple non-minimal Higgs sectors, especially for the gauge $hVV$ and Yukawa $hf\\bar{f}$ couplings. This talk is based on the paper [1].

  17. Standard Model Higgs Boson Combination at the Tevatron

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    Wei-Ming Yao for the CDF; D0 Collaborations

    2012-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the recent results from combinations of searches for a standard model (SM) Higgs boson ($H$) by the CDF and D0 experiments at the Tevatron $p\\bar p$ collider at $\\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV. The data correspond to an integrated total luminosity of 8.2 (CDF) and 8.6 (D0) fb$^{-1}$. Compared to the previous Tevatron Higgs boson search combination more data have been added, additional channels have been added, and some previously used channels have been reanalyzed to gain sensitivity. No excess is observed above background expectation, and set 95% C.L. upper limits (median expected) on Higgs boson production at factors of 1.17 (1.16), 1.71 (1.16), and 0.48(0.57) times the SM predictions for Higgs bosons of mass $m_H$=115, 140, and 165 GeV/c$^2$, respectively. We exclude a standard-model Higgs boson in the mass range 156--177 GeV/c$^2$ at the 95% C.L, with an expected exclusion region 148--180 GeV/c$^2$. The absence of a Higgs boson signal also constrains some new physics such as $4^{th}$ generation models and other exotic models.

  18. The Standard Model Higgs boson as the inflaton

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    F. L. Bezrukov; M. E. Shaposhnikov

    2008-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We argue that the Higgs boson of the Standard Model can lead to inflation and produce cosmological perturbations in accordance with observations. An essential requirement is the non-minimal coupling of the Higgs scalar field to gravity; no new particle besides already present in the electroweak theory is required.

  19. Overview of the Run 1 Higgs Boson Physics Results at ATLAS

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    Jovicevic, Jelena; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A review of the LHC Run I Higgs boson physics results at ATLAS is presented. The observation of the Higgs boson and measurements of its production rate in the main bosonic and fermionic channels are discussed. The major results from the Higgs boson properties measurements, such as mass, couplings, spin-parity and differential cross sections are summarised.

  20. Constraints on the Higgs boson width from off-shell production and decay to Z-boson pairs

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    CMS Collaboration

    2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Constraints are presented on the total width of the recently discovered Higgs boson, Gamma[H], using its relative on-shell and off-shell production and decay rates to a pair of Z bosons, where one Z boson decays to an electron or muon pair, and the other to an electron, muon, or neutrino pair. The analysis is based on the data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2011 and 2012, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 5.1 inverse femtobarns at a centre-of-mass energy sqrt(s) = 7 TeV and 19.7 inverse femtobarns at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV. A simultaneous maximum likelihood fit to the measured kinematic distributions near the resonance peak and above the Z-boson pair production threshold leads to an upper limit on the Higgs boson width of Gamma[H] < 22 MeV at a 95% confidence level, which is 5.4 times the expected value in the standard model at the measured mass.

  1. Constraints on the Higgs boson width from off-shell production and decay to Z-boson pairs

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    Khachatryan, Vardan [Yerevan Physics Institute (Armenia); et al.,

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Constraints are presented on the total width of the recently discovered Higgs boson, Gamma[H], using its relative on-shell and off-shell production and decay rates to a pair of Z bosons, where one Z boson decays to an electron or muon pair, and the other to an electron, muon, or neutrino pair. The analysis is based on the data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2011 and 2012, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 5.1 inverse femtobarns at a centre-of-mass energy sqrt(s) = 7 TeV and 19.7 inverse femtobarns at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV. A simultaneous maximum likelihood fit to the measured kinematic distributions near the resonance peak and above the Z-boson pair production threshold leads to an upper limit on the Higgs boson width of Gamma[H] < 22 MeV at a 95% confidence level, which is 5.4 times the expected value in the standard model at the measured mass.

  2. Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in associated production with w boson at the Tevatron

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    Chun, Xu; /Michigan U.

    2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in proton-antiproton collisions with center-of-mass energy 1.96 TeV at the Tevatron is presented in this dissertation. The process of interest is the associated production of W boson and Higgs boson, with the W boson decaying leptonically and the Higgs boson decaying into a pair of bottom quarks. The dataset in the analysis is accumulated by the D0 detector from April 2002 to April 2008 and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.7 fb{sup -1}. The events are reconstructed and selected following the criteria of an isolated lepton, missing transverse energy and two jets. The D0 Neural Network b-jet identification algorithm is further used to discriminate b jets from light jets. A multivariate analysis combining Matrix Element and Neural Network methods is explored to improve the Higgs boson signal significance. No evidence of the Higgs boson is observed in this analysis. In consequence, an observed (expected) limit on the ratio of {sigma} (p{bar p} {yields} WH) x Br (H {yields} b{bar b}) to the Standard Model prediction is set to be 6.7 (6.4) at 95% C.L. for the Higgs boson with a mass of 115 GeV.

  3. Hidden sector dark matters and elusive Higgs boson(s) at the LHC

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    Ko, P. [School of Physics, KIAS, Seoul 130-722 (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider two types of hidden sector dark matters (DM's), with and without QCD-like new strong interaction with confinement properties, and their interplays with the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson. Assuming the hidden sector has only fermions (and gauge bosons in case of strongly interacting hidden sector), we have to introduce a real singlet scalar boson S as a messenger between the SM and the hidden sector dark matters. This singlet scalar will mix with the SM Higgs boson h, and we expect there are two Higgs-like scalar bosons H{sub 1} and H{sub 2}. Imposing all the relevant constraints from collider search bounds on Higgs boson, DM scattering cross section on proton and thermal relic density, we find that one of the two Higgs-like scalar bosons can easily escape the detections at the LHC. Recent results on the Higgs-like new boson with mass around with 125 GeV from the LHC will constrain this class of models, which is left for future study.

  4. Higgs Boson masses and B-Physics Constraints in Non-Minimal Flavor Violating SUSY scenarios

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    Arana-Catania, M; Herrero, M J; Penaranda, S

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present one-loop corrections to the Higgs boson masses in the MSSM with Non-Minimal Flavor Violation. The flavor violation is generated from the hypothesis of general flavor mixing in the squark mass matrices, and these are parameterized by a complete set of delta^XY_ij (X, Y = L,R; i; j = t, c, u or b, s, d). We calculate the corrections to the Higgs masses in terms of these delta^XY_ij taking into account all relevant restrictions from B-physics data. This includes constraints from BR(B -> Xs gamma), BR(Bs -> mu+ mu-) and delta M_B_s . After taking into account these constraints we find sizable corrections to the Higgs boson masses, in the case of the lightest MSSM Higgs boson mass exceeding tens of GeV. These corrections are found mainly for the low tan beta case. In the case of a Higgs boson mass measurement these corrections might be used to set further constraints on delta^XY_ij.

  5. Combined results of searches for the standard model Higgs boson in pp collisions at ?s = 7 TeV

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    Alver, B.

    Combined results are reported from searches for the standard model Higgs boson in protonproton collisions at ?s = 7 TeV in five Higgs boson decay modes: ??, bb, ?? , WW, and ZZ. The explored Higgs boson mass range is ...

  6. Searches for the standard model Higgs boson at the Tevatron

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    Dorigo, Tommaso; /Padua U.

    2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The CDF and D0 experiments at the Tevatron have searched for the Standard Model Higgs boson in data collected between 2001 and 2004. Upper limits have been placed on the production cross section times branching ratio to b{bar b} pairs or W{sup +}W{sup -} pairs as a function of the Higgs boson mass. projections indicate that the Tevatron experiments have a chance of discovering a M{sub H} = 115 GeV Higgs with the total dataset foreseen by 2009, or excluding it at 95% C.L. up to a mass of 135 GeV.

  7. About the role of the Higgs boson in the early Fred Jegerlehner, DESY Zeuthen/Humboldt University Berlin

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    Rder, Beate

    About the role of the Higgs boson in the early universe Fred Jegerlehner, DESY Zeuthen April 16-17, 2014 5 #12;The Higgs is special! the Higgs boson was invented 1964 by Higgs, Englert

  8. An Inclusive Search for the Higgs Boson in the Four Lepton Final State The Higgs boson is the last undiscovered particle of the Standard Model of Particle Physics (SM).

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    Fermilab

    An Inclusive Search for the Higgs Boson in the Four Lepton Final State The Higgs boson is the last undiscovered particle of the Standard Model of Particle Physics (SM). A search for SM Higgs boson decays transverse energy. Our search is optimized for Higgs boson decays to Z-boson pairs but is sensitive, due

  9. How to Determine the Probability of the Higgs Boson Detection

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    Alexander Unzicker

    2009-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The Higgs boson is the most important, though yet undiscovered ingredient of the standard model of particle physics. Its detection is therefore one of the most important goals of high energy physics that can guide future research in theoretical physics. Enormous efforts have been undertaken to prove the existence of the Higgs boson, and the physics community is excitedly awaiting the restart of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. But how sure can we be that the Higgs exits at all? The German philosopher Immanuel Kant recommended betting at such controversial questions, and Stephen Hawking announced a $100 bet against the Higgs. But seriously, online prediction markets, which are a generalized form of betting, do provide the best possible probability estimates for future events. It is proposed that the scientific community uses this platforms for evaluation. See also an online description www.Bet-On-The-Higgs.com.

  10. Measurement of other Higgs boson properties

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    Masubuchi, Tatsuya; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent measurement of Higgs boson properties, cross section, spin-parity and non-standard model coupling (Lepton flavor violation, flavor changing neutral current), in the ATLAS and CMS experiments are reported. The total cross section is $33.0\\pm5.3(stat.)\\pm1.6(sys.)$pb, that is agreement with state-of-art theory predictions. The differential cross sections of several variables are also fair agreement with theory predictions. Various hypothesis tests for spin $1^{\\pm}$ and $2^{\\pm}$ scenarios has been performed. No indication favors spin 1 or 2 models has been observed. CP-mixing scenarios for spin 0 have been investigated. No significant deviation from the Standard Model $0^{+}$ has been observed. We also searched for anomalous couplings, the lepton flavor violating decay in $H\\rightarrow \\mu\\tau$ events and flavor changing neutral current in $t\\rightarrow qH$ events. No significant excess has been observed in LHC Run-I data.

  11. Citation: K. Nakamura et al. (Particle Data Group), JPG 37, 075021 (2010) (URL: http://pdg.lbl.gov) Higgs Bosons --H0

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    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ://pdg.lbl.gov) Higgs Bosons -- H0 and H , Searches for A REVIEW GOES HERE Check our WWW List of Reviews STANDARD MODEL H0 (Higgs Boson) MASS LIMITSSTANDARD MODEL H0 (Higgs Boson) MASS LIMITSSTANDARD MODEL H0 (Higgs Boson) MASS LIMITSSTANDARD MODEL H0 (Higgs Boson) MASS LIMITS These limits apply to the Higgs boson

  12. The Higgs boson resonance width from a chiral Higgs-Yukawa model on the lattice

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    Philipp Gerhold; Karl Jansen; Jim Kallarackal

    2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The Higgs boson is a central part of the electroweak theory and is crucial to generate masses for quarks, leptons and the weak gauge bosons. We use a 4-dimensional Euclidean lattice formulation of the Higgs-Yukawa sector of the electroweak model to compute physical quantities in the path integral approach which is evaluated by means of Monte Carlo simulations thus allowing for fully non perturbative calculations. The chiral symmetry of the model is incorporated by using the Neuberger overlap Dirac operator. The here considered Higgs-Yukawa model does not involve the weak gauge bosons and furthermore, only a degenerate doublet of top- and bottom quarks are incorporated. The goal of this work is to study the resonance properties of the Higgs boson and its sensitivity to the strength of the quartic self coupling.

  13. An Updated Historical Profile of the Higgs Boson

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    John Ellis; Mary K. Gaillard; Dimitri V. Nanopoulos

    2015-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The Higgs boson was postulated in 1964, and phenomenological studies of its possible production and decays started in the early 1970s, followed by studies of its possible production in electron-positron, antiproton-proton and proton-proton collisions, in particular. Until recently, the most sensitive searches for the Higgs boson were at LEP between 1989 and 2000, which were complemented by searches at the Fermilab Tevatron. Then the LHC experiments ATLAS and CMS entered the hunt, announcing on July 4, 2012 the discovery of a "Higgs-like" particle with a mass of about 125~GeV. This identification has been supported by subsequent measurements of its spin, parity and coupling properties. It was widely anticipated that the Higgs boson would be accompanied by supersymmetry, although other options, like compositeness, were not completely excluded. So far there are no signs any new physics, and the measured properties of the Higgs boson are consistent with the predictions of the minimal Standard Model. This article reviews some of the key historical developments in Higgs physics over the past half-century.

  14. Discovery of the Higgs boson is being hailed as the most

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    Baskaran, Mark

    Discovery of the Higgs boson is being hailed as the most significant event in physics in the past oversimplified, the Higgs boson is the particle responsible for giving mass to all other particles. WSU team

  15. Probing Extra Matter in Gauge Mediation Through the Lightest Higgs Boson Mass

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    Jason L. Evans; Masahiro Ibe; Tsutomu T. Yanagida

    2011-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the implications of the excesses in LHC Higgs boson searches on the gauge mediated supersymmetric standard model, for the mass range 120-140\\,GeV. We find that a relatively heavy lightest Higgs boson mass in this range can be reconciled with light SUSY particles, $m_{\\rm gluino}Higgs boson. We also find that the mass of this extra matter can be predicted rather precisely in gauge mediation for a given Higgs boson and gluino mass.

  16. Search for a Low-Mass Higgs Boson (A0) at BaBar

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    Mokhtar, Arafat Gabareen; /SLAC

    2012-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The BABAR Collaboration has performed three searches for a light Higgs boson, A{sup 0}, in radiative Upsilon ({Upsilon}) decays: {Upsilon}(3S) {yields} {gamma}A{sup 0}, A{sup 0} {yields} {tau}{sup +}{tau}{sup -}; {Upsilon}(nS) {yields} {gamma}A{sup 0}, A{sup 0} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} (n = 2,3); and {Upsilon}(3S) {yields} {gamma}A{sup 0}, A{sup 0} {yields} invisible. Such a Higgs boson (A{sup 0}) appears in the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model, where a light CP-odd Higgs boson couples strongly to b-quarks. The searches are based on data samples that consist of 122 x 10{sup 6} {Upsilon}(3S) and 99 x 10{sup 6} {Upsilon}(2S) decays, collected by the BABAR detector at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The searches reveal no evidence for an A{sup 0}, and product of branching fractions upper limits, at 90% C.L., of (1.5-16) x 10{sup -5}, (0.44-44) x 10{sup -6}, and (0.7-31) x 10{sup -6} were obtained for these searches, respectively. Also, we set the upper limits {Beta}({eta}{sub b} {yields} {tau}{sup +}{tau}{sup -}) < 8% and {Beta}({eta}{sub b} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}) < 0.9%.

  17. High Mass Higgs Boson Searches at the Tevatron

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    Bjoern Penning

    2010-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results from CDF and D0 on direct searches for high mass standard model (SM) Higgs boson (H) in ppbar collisions at the Fermilab Tevatron at \\sqrt(s) = 1.96 TeV. Compared to previous Higgs boson Tevatron combinations, more data and new channels (H -> W+W- -> lnujj, H -> WW -> l+tau + X and trilepton final states) have been added. Most previously used channels have been reanalyzed to gain sensitivity. Analyzing 5.9 fb^-1 of data at CDF, and 5.4-6.7 fb^-1 at D0, the combination excludes with 95% C.L. a standard model Higgs boson in the mass range of m_H = 158-175 GeV/c2.

  18. Phenomenology of a leptonic goldstino and invisible Higgs boson decays

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    Ignatios Antoniadis; Marc Tuckmantel; Fabio Zwirner

    2005-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Non-linearly realized supersymmetry, combined with the Standard Model field content and SU(3)XSU(2)XU(1) gauge invariance, permits local dimension-six operators involving a goldstino, a lepton doublet and a Higgs doublet. These interactions preserve total lepton number if the left-handed goldstino transforms as an antilepton. We discuss the resulting phenomenology, in the simple limit where the new couplings involve only one lepton family, thus conserving also lepton flavour. Both the Z boson and the Higgs boson can decay into a neutrino and a goldstino: the present limits from the invisible Z width and from other observables leave room for the striking possibility of a Higgs boson decaying dominantly, or at least with a sizable branching ratio, via such an invisible mode. We finally comment on the perspectives at hadron and lepton colliders, and on possible extensions of our analysis.

  19. Measurement of the properties of the Higgs boson at ATLAS

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    Bristow, Timothy [SUPA - School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (United Kingdom); Collaboration: ATLAS Collaboration

    2014-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    An update on the Higgs boson search in the decay channels H???, H?ZZ{sup (*)}?4l, H?WW{sup (*)}?lvlv, H??{sup +}?{sup ?} and H?bb{sup } at the ATLAS detector is presented. Proton-proton collision data recorded by the ATLAS experiment corresponding to an integrated luminosity of up to 25/fb at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV are used for these results. The latest combined and individual channel measurements of the mass, signal strength, spin and parity, coupling constants and Higgs boson production are reported. Results on the measurements of the properties of the Higgs boson are all consistent with the Standard Model.

  20. ROME1-1378/2004 Associated production of a light Higgs boson

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    ROME1-1378/2004 Associated production of a light Higgs boson and a chargino pair in the MSSM In the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM), we study the light Higgs- boson radiation o#11; a light or the pseudoscalar Higgs boson A. In particular, we compute the total cross section and the analytical form

  1. CDF Note 10625 Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in +

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    Fermilab

    CDF Note 10625 Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in + - + jets final state with 8.3fb-1 a search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in + - + jets final state, using CDF Run II data with an integrated luminosity of 8.3 fb-1 . The Signal considered in this search is four Higgs boson production

  2. Inclusive Higgs Boson Searches in Four-Lepton Final States at the LHC

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    Evelyne Delmeire

    2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The inclusive search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in four-lepton final states with the ATLAS and CMS detectors at the LHC pp collider is presented. The discussion focusses on the H-> ZZ^(*)->4l+X decay mode for a Higgs boson in the mass range 120 ~Higgs boson properties is also given.

  3. CDF Note 9674 Combined Upper Limit on Standard Model Higgs Boson Production for Winter 2009

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    Fermilab

    CDF Note 9674 Combined Upper Limit on Standard Model Higgs Boson Production for Winter 2009 The CDF of searches for the Standard Model Higgs boson at CDF. The six major analyses combined are the WH bV/c2 in steps of 5 GeV/c2 , assuming Standard Model decay branching fractions of the Higgs boson

  4. CDF/PUB/EXOTIC/PUBLIC/10737 Search for a Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying Into Photons

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    Fermilab

    CDF/PUB/EXOTIC/PUBLIC/10737 Search for a Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying Into Photons at CDF) A search for the SM Higgs boson in the diphoton decay channel is reported using data corre- sponding are set on the production cross section times the H branching fraction for hypothetical Higgs boson

  5. The Assessment of Evidence in the Discovery of a Higgs Boson David A. van Dyk*

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    The Assessment of Evidence in the Discovery of a Higgs Boson David A. van Dyk* Imperial College London, United Kingdom dvandyk@imperial.ac.uk The 2012-2013 discovery of a Higgs boson filled the last in a 40-year search that culminated in the discovery of a Higgs boson. This talk reviews these statistical

  6. CDF note 9642 Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the ET plus jets sample

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    Fermilab

    CDF note 9642 Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the ET plus jets sample The CDF Collaboration URL http://www-cdf.fnal.gov (Dated: August 17, 2009) We search for the Higgs boson produced; the Higgs boson decays into a bb pair. This analysis is an update of the previous one to 3.6 fb-1 of CDF

  7. Present status and future prospects for a Higgs boson discovery at the Tevatron and LHC

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Present status and future prospects for a Higgs boson discovery at the Tevatron and LHC Howard E-mail: haber@scipp.ucsc.edu Abstract. Discovering the Higgs boson is one of the primary goals of both for the Higgs boson and its phenomenological consequences are examined. 1. Introduction The origin

  8. CDF Note 9999 Combined Upper Limit on Standard Model Higgs Boson Production

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    Fermilab

    CDF Note 9999 Combined Upper Limit on Standard Model Higgs Boson Production The CDF Collaboration for the Standard Model Higgs boson at CDF. The six major analyses combined are the WH b¯b channels, the WH + ZH E Model decay branching fractions of the Higgs boson and that the ratios of the rates for the WH, ZH, gg

  9. Search for the neutral Higgs bosons of the Standard Model and the MSSM in e+

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Search for the neutral Higgs bosons of the Standard Model and the MSSM in e+ e- collisions at s = 189 GeV The ALEPH Collaboration ) CERN-EP-2000-019 January 27, 2000 Abstract Neutral Higgs bosons Model Higgs boson. In the MSSM, for tan 0.7 and for benchmark parameter choices, lower limits of 82

  10. Search for a Higgs Boson Decaying to Two W Bosons at CDF

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    Makhoul, K.

    We present a search for a Higgs boson decaying to two W bosons in pp? collisions at ?s=1.96??TeV center-of-mass energy. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 3.0??fb-1 collected with the CDF II detector. ...

  11. Search for standard model Higgs boson production in association with a W boson at CDF

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    Bauer, Gerry P.

    We present a search for the standard model Higgs boson production in association with a W boson in proton-antiproton collisions (pp? ?W[superscript ]H???bb? ) at a center of mass energy of 1.96 TeV. The search employs ...

  12. Direct searches of extra Higgs boson at future colliders

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    Yokoya, Hiroshi

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study direct searches of additional Higgs bosons in multi-top-quarks events at the LHC with the collision energy of 14 TeV as well as the International Linear Collider (ILC) with the collision energy of 1 TeV. As a benchmark model, we consider two Higgs doublet models with a softly-broken discrete $Z_2$ symmetry, where the $t\\bar t$ decay mode of additional neutral Higgs bosons can be dominant if their masses are heavy enough. Thus, the multi-top-quarks events become an important probe of the extended Higgs sector at future colliders. We estimate the discovery reach at the LHC and the ILC, and find that the search at the ILC can survey the parameter regions where the LHC cannot cover.

  13. Constraints on the spin-parity and anomalous HVV couplings of the Higgs boson in proton collisions at 7 and 8 TeV

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    Khachatryan, Vardan [Yerevan Physics Institute (Armenia); et al.,

    2014-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The study of the spin-parity and tensor structure of the interactions of the recently discovered Higgs boson is performed using the $\\mathrm{H} \\rightarrow \\mathrm{Z} \\mathrm{Z}$, $\\mathrm{Z}\\gamma^*$, $\\gamma^*\\gamma^* \\rightarrow 4\\ell$, $\\mathrm{H} \\rightarrow \\mathrm{W} \\mathrm{W} \\rightarrow \\ell\

  14. All-order Finiteness of the Higgs Boson Mass in the Dynamical Gauge-Higgs Unification

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    Yutaka Hosotani

    2006-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In the dynamical gauge-Higgs unification, it is shown that the mass of the Higgs boson (4D scalar field) in U(1) gauge theory in $M^4 \\times T^n$ ($n=1,2,3,...$) is finite to all order in perturbation theory as a consequence of the large gauge invariance. It is conjectured that the Higgs boson mass is finite in non-Abelian gauge theory in $M^4 \\times S^1$, $M^4 \\times (S^1/Z_2)$ and the Randall-Sundrum warped spacetime to all order in the rearranged perturbation theory where the large gauge invariance is maintained.

  15. An Updated Historical Profile of the Higgs Boson

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    Ellis, John; Nanopoulos, Dimitri V

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Higgs boson was postulated in 1964, and phenomenological studies of its possible production and decays started in the early 1970s, followed by studies of its possible production in electron-positron, antiproton-proton and proton-proton collisions, in particular. Until recently, the most sensitive searches for the Higgs boson were at LEP between 1989 and 2000, which were complemented by searches at the Fermilab Tevatron. Then the LHC experiments ATLAS and CMS entered the hunt, announcing on July 4, 2012 the discovery of a "Higgs-like" particle with a mass of about 125~GeV. This identification has been supported by subsequent measurements of its spin, parity and coupling properties. It was widely anticipated that the Higgs boson would be accompanied by supersymmetry, although other options, like compositeness, were not completely excluded. So far there are no signs any new physics, and the measured properties of the Higgs boson are consistent with the predictions of the minimal Standard Model. This article ...

  16. The Higgs boson and the physics of $WW$ scattering before and after Higgs discovery

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    Micha? Szleper

    2015-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This work presents a comprehensive overview of the physics of vector boson scattering (VBS) in the dawn of Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Recalled here are some of its most basic physics principles, the historical relation between vector boson scattering and the Higgs boson, then discussed is the physics of VBS processes after Higgs discovery, and the prospects for future VBS measurements at the LHC and beyond. This monograph reviews the work of many people, including previously published theoretical work as well as experimental results, but also contains a portion of original simulation-based studies that have not been published before.

  17. The Discovery of the Higgs Boson: America's Role

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    None

    2014-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The discovery of the Higgs boson was an international endeavor, involving thousands of physicists from across the world. While the accelerator at which the experimental work was done is located on Europe, the US supplied more physicists than any other single country. America had a very large role in the discovery of the Higgs particle and continues to have a leading role in the ongoing studies of the boson's properties. This video describes some of the contributions of U.S. universities and laboratories.

  18. The Discovery of the Higgs Boson: America's Role

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    None

    2013-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The discovery of the Higgs boson was an international endeavor, involving thousands of physicists from across the world. While the accelerator at which the experimental work was done is located on Europe, the US supplied more physicists than any other single country. America had a very large role in the discovery of the Higgs particle and continues to have a leading role in the ongoing studies of the boson's properties. This video describes some of the contributions of U.S. universities and laboratories.

  19. Evidence for the direct decay of the 125 GeV Higgs boson to fermions

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    Chatrchyan, Serguei; Sirunyan, Albert M; Tumasyan, Armen; Adam, Wolfgang; Bergauer, Thomas; Dragicevic, Marko; Er, Janos; Fabjan, Christian; Friedl, Markus; Fruehwirth, Rudolf; Ghete, Vasile Mihai; Hartl, Christian; Hrmann, Natascha; Hrubec, Josef; Jeitler, Manfred; Kiesenhofer, Wolfgang; Knnz, Valentin; Krammer, Manfred; Krtschmer, Ilse; Liko, Dietrich; Mikulec, Ivan; Rabady, Dinyar; Rahbaran, Babak; Rohringer, Herbert; Schfbeck, Robert; Strauss, Josef; Taurok, Anton; Treberer-Treberspurg, Wolfgang; Waltenberger, Wolfgang; Wulz, Claudia-Elisabeth; Mossolov, Vladimir; Shumeiko, Nikolai; Suarez Gonzalez, Juan; Alderweireldt, Sara; Bansal, Monika; Bansal, Sunil; Cornelis, Tom; De Wolf, Eddi A; Janssen, Xavier; Knutsson, Albert; Luyckx, Sten; Ochesanu, Silvia; Roland, Benoit; Rougny, Romain; Van Haevermaet, Hans; Van Mechelen, Pierre; Van Remortel, Nick; Van Spilbeeck, Alex; Blekman, Freya; Blyweert, Stijn; D'Hondt, Jorgen; Heracleous, Natalie; Kalogeropoulos, Alexis; Keaveney, James; Kim, Tae Jeong; Lowette, Steven; Maes, Michael; Olbrechts, Annik; Python, Quentin; Strom, Derek; Tavernier, Stefaan; Van Doninck, Walter; Van Mulders, Petra; Van Onsem, Gerrit Patrick; Villella, Ilaria; Caillol, Ccile; Clerbaux, Barbara; De Lentdecker, Gilles; Favart, Laurent; Gay, Arnaud; Lonard, Alexandre; Marage, Pierre Edouard; Mohammadi, Abdollah; Perni, Luca; Reis, Thomas; Seva, Tomislav; Thomas, Laurent; Vander Velde, Catherine; Vanlaer, Pascal; Wang, Jian; Adler, Volker; Beernaert, Kelly; Benucci, Leonardo; Cimmino, Anna; Costantini, Silvia; Crucy, Shannon; Dildick, Sven; Garcia, Guillaume; Klein, Benjamin; Lellouch, Jrmie; Mccartin, Joseph; Ocampo Rios, Alberto Andres; Ryckbosch, Dirk; Salva Diblen, Sinem; Sigamani, Michael; Strobbe, Nadja; Thyssen, Filip; Tytgat, Michael; Walsh, Sinead; Yazgan, Efe; Zaganidis, Nicolas; Basegmez, Suzan; Beluffi, Camille; Bruno, Giacomo; Castello, Roberto; Caudron, Adrien; Ceard, Ludivine; Da Silveira, Gustavo Gil; Delaere, Christophe; Du Pree, Tristan; Favart, Denis; Forthomme, Laurent; Giammanco, Andrea; Hollar, Jonathan; Jez, Pavel; Komm, Matthias; Lemaitre, Vincent; Liao, Junhui; Militaru, Otilia; Nuttens, Claude; Pagano, Davide; Pin, Arnaud; Piotrzkowski, Krzysztof; Popov, Andrey; Quertenmont, Loic; Selvaggi, Michele; Vidal Marono, Miguel; Vizan Garcia, Jesus Manuel; Beliy, Nikita; Caebergs, Thierry; Daubie, Evelyne; Hammad, Gregory Habib; Alves, Gilvan; Correa Martins Junior, Marcos; Dos Reis Martins, Thiago; Pol, Maria Elena; Henrique Gomes E Souza, Moacyr; Ald Jnior, Walter Luiz; Carvalho, Wagner; Chinellato, Jose; Custdio, Analu; Da Costa, Eliza Melo; De Jesus Damiao, Dilson; De Oliveira Martins, Carley; Fonseca De Souza, Sandro; Malbouisson, Helena; Malek, Magdalena; Matos Figueiredo, Diego; Mundim, Luiz; Nogima, Helio; Prado Da Silva, Wanda Lucia; Santaolalla, Javier; Santoro, Alberto; Sznajder, Andre; Tonelli Manganote, Edmilson Jos; Vilela Pereira, Antonio; Bernardes, Cesar Augusto; De Almeida Dias, Flavia; Tomei, Thiago; De Moraes Gregores, Eduardo; Mercadante, Pedro G; Novaes, Sergio F; Padula, Sandra; Genchev, Vladimir; Iaydjiev, Plamen; Marinov, Andrey; Piperov, Stefan; Rodozov, Mircho; Sultanov, Georgi; Vutova, Mariana; Dimitrov, Anton; Glushkov, Ivan; Hadjiiska, Roumyana; Kozhuharov, Venelin; Litov, Leander; Pavlov, Borislav; Petkov, Peicho; Bian, Jian-Guo; Chen, Guo-Ming; Chen, He-Sheng; Chen, Mingshui; Du, Ran; Jiang, Chun-Hua; Liang, Dong; Liang, Song; Meng, Xiangwei; Plestina, Roko; Tao, Junquan; Wang, Xianyou; Wang, Zheng; Asawatangtrakuldee, Chayanit; Ban, Yong; Guo, Yifei; Li, Qiang; Li, Wenbo; Liu, Shuai; Mao, Yajun; Qian, Si-Jin; Wang, Dayong; Zhang, Linlin; Zou, Wei; Avila, Carlos; Chaparro Sierra, Luisa Fernanda; Florez, Carlos; Gomez, Juan Pablo; Gomez Moreno, Bernardo; Sanabria, Juan Carlos; Godinovic, Nikola; Lelas, Damir; Polic, Dunja; Puljak, Ivica; Antunovic, Zeljko; Kovac, Marko; Brigljevic, Vuko; Kadija, Kreso; Luetic, Jelena; Mekterovic, Darko; Morovic, Srecko; Sudic, Lucija; Attikis, Alexandros; Mavromanolakis, Georgios; Mousa, Jehad; Nicolaou, Charalambos; Ptochos, Fotios; Razis, Panos A; Bodlak, Martin; Finger, Miroslav; Finger Jr, Michael; Assran, Yasser; Elgammal, Sherif; Ellithi Kamel, Ali; Mahmoud, Mohammed; Mahrous, Ayman; Radi, Amr; Kadastik, Mario; Mntel, Mait; Murumaa, Marion; Raidal, Martti; Tiko, Andres; Eerola, Paula; Fedi, Giacomo; Voutilainen, Mikko; Hrknen, Jaakko; Karimki, Veikko; Kinnunen, Ritva; Kortelainen, Matti J; Lampn, Tapio; Lassila-Perini, Kati; Lehti, Sami; Lindn, Tomas

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The discovery of a new boson with a mass of approximately 125 GeV in 2012 at the LHC has heralded a new era in understanding the nature of electroweak symmetry breaking and possibly completing the standard model of particle physics. Since the first observation in decays to gamma-gamma, WW, and ZZ boson pairs, an extensive set of measurements of the mass and couplings to W and Z bosons, as well as multiple tests of the spin-parity quantum numbers, have revealed that the properties of the new boson are consistent with those of the long-sought agent responsible for electroweak symmetry breaking. An important open question is whether the new particle also couples to fermions, and in particular to down-type fermions, since the current measurements mainly constrain the couplings to the up-type top quark. Determination of the couplings to down-type fermions requires direct measurement of the corresponding Higgs boson decays, as recently reported by the CMS experiment in the study of Higgs decays to bottom quarks and...

  20. Search for invisible decays of Higgs bosons in the vector boson fusion production mode

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    CMS Collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for invisible decays of Higgs bosons in the vector boson fusion production mode is carried out using data recorded by the CMS detector at the LHC in 2012 at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.2 fb$^{-1}$. Limits are set on the production cross section times invisible branching fraction, as a function of the Higgs boson mass. Assuming standard model Higgs boson cross sections and acceptances, the observed (expected) upper limit on the invisible branching fraction at $m_\\rm{H}=125$ GeV is found to be 0.57 (0.40) at 95\\% confidence level. The previous CMS limit in this channel at the same confidence level was 0.65 (0.49).

  1. Upper Higgs boson mass bounds from a chirally invariant lattice Higgs-Yukawa model

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    P. Gerhold; K. Jansen

    2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We establish the cutoff-dependent upper Higgs boson mass bound by means of direct lattice computations in the framework of a chirally invariant lattice Higgs-Yukawa model emulating the same chiral Yukawa coupling structure as in the Higgs-fermion sector of the Standard Model. As expected from the triviality picture of the Higgs sector, we observe the upper mass bound to decrease with rising cutoff parameter $\\Lambda$. Moreover, the strength of the fermionic contribution to the upper mass bound is explored by comparing to the corresponding analysis in the pure $\\Phi^4$-theory.

  2. HIGGS BOSONS: THEORY AND SEARCHES Updated May 2012 by G. Bernardi (CNRS/IN2P3, LPNHE/U.

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    ­ 1­ HIGGS BOSONS: THEORY AND SEARCHES Updated May 2012 by G. Bernardi (CNRS/IN2P3, LPNHE. Junk (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory). I. Introduction II. The Standard Model (SM) Higgs Boson II.1. Indirect Constraints on the SM Higgs Boson II.2. Searches for the SM Higgs Boson at LEP II.3

  3. Probing Charged Higgs Boson Couplings at the FCC-hh Collider

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    Cakir, I T; Saygin, H; Senol, A; Cakir, O

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many of the new physics models predicts a light Higgs boson similar to the Higgs boson of the Standard Model (SM) and also extra scalar bosons. Beyond the search channels for a SM Higgs boson, the future collider experiments will explore additional channels that are specific to extended Higgs sectors. We study the charged Higgs boson production within the framework of two Higgs doublet models (THDM) in the proton-proton collisions at the FCC-hh collider. With an integrated luminosity of 500 fb$^{-1}$ at very high energy frontier, we obtain a significant coverage of the parameter space and distinguish the charged Higgs-top-bottom interaction within the THDM or other new physics models with charged Higgs boson mass up to 1 TeV.

  4. Search for Heavy Neutral MSSM Higgs Bosons with CMS: Reach and Higgs-Mass Precision

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    S. Gennai; S. Heinemeyer; A. Kalinowski; R. Kinnunen; S. Lethi; A. Nikitenko; G. Weiglein

    2007-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The search for MSSM Higgs bosons will be an important goal at the LHC. We analyze the search reach of the CMS experiment for the heavy neutral MSSM Higgs bosons with an integrated luminosity of 30 or 60 fb^-1. This is done by combining the latest results for the CMS experimental sensitivities based on full simulation studies with state-of-the-art theoretical predictions of MSSM Higgs-boson properties. The results are interpreted in MSSM benchmark scenarios in terms of the parameters tan_beta and the Higgs-boson mass scale, M_A. We study the dependence of the 5 sigma discovery contours in the M_A-tan_beta plane on variations of the other supersymmetric parameters. The largest effects arise from a change in the higgsino mass parameter mu, which enters both via higher-order radiative corrections and via the kinematics of Higgs decays into supersymmetric particles. While the variation of $\\mu$ can shift the prospective discovery reach (and correspondingly the ``LHC wedge'' region) by about Delta tan_beta = 10, we find that the discovery reach is rather stable with respect to the impact of other supersymmetric parameters. Within the discovery region we analyze the accuracy with which the masses of the heavy neutral Higgs bosons can be determined. We find that an accuracy of 1-4% should be achievable, which could make it possible in favourable regions of the MSSM parameter space to experimentally resolve the signals of the two heavy MSSM Higgs bosons at the LHC.

  5. Higgs boson decay into four leptons at NLOPS electroweak accuracy

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    Boselli, Stefano; Montagna, Guido; Nicrosini, Oreste; Piccinini, Fulvio

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In view of precision studies of the Higgs sector at the Run II of the LHC, the improvement of the accuracy of the theoretical prediction is becoming a pressing issue. In this framework, we detail a calculation of the full Next-to-Leading Order (NLO) electroweak corrections to Higgs boson decay into four charged leptons, by considering the gold-plated channel H -> Z(*) Z(*) -> 2l 2l', l,l' = e, mu. We match the NLO corrections with a QED Parton Shower (PS), in order to simulate exclusive multiple photon emission and provide novel results at NLOPS electroweak accuracy. We compare our NLO predictions to those of the program Prophecy4f and present NLOPS phenomenological results relevant for Higgs physics studies, with particular attention to precision measurements of the Higgs boson mass, spin-parity assignment and tests of the Standard Model. Our calculation is implemented in a new code, Hto4l, which can be easily interfaced to any generator describing Higgs boson production. As an example, we provide illustrati...

  6. What if Superluminal Neutrinos Exist but not Higgs Bosons?

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    Burra G. Sidharth

    2015-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    As 2011 ended, two results stood out which seemed to go against twentieth century ideas. The first was the OPERA superluminal neutrino observation contradicting Special Relativity. The second was lack of a definitive appearance of the Higgs Boson. While both these hopefully will be decided by the end of 2012, we investigate a single mechanism that explains both these anomalies.

  7. Exceptional Lie Groups, E-infinity Theory and Higgs Boson

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    Ayman A. El-Okaby

    2007-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we study the correlation between the exceptional lie groups and El-Naschie's transfinite E-infinity spacetime theory. Subsequently this is used to calculate the number of elementary particles in the standard model, mass of the Higgs boson and some coupling constants.

  8. Higgs Boson: How do you search for it?

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    Lincoln, Don

    2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Updated: http://youtu.be/ktEpSvzPROc Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln describes the concept of how the search for the Higgs boson is accomplished. Several large experimental groups are hot on the trail of this elusive subatomic particle which is thought to explain the origins of particle mass.

  9. Unobservable Higgs Boson and Spontaneous Violation of Lorentz Invariance

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    Noboru Nakanishi

    2007-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The standard theory of elementary particle physics is modified in such a way that the Higgs boson becomes unobservable and Lorentz invariance is slightly violated at the level of the S-matrix. The basic technique of realizing these properties without violating the unitarity of the physical S-matrix is the use of the complex-ghost quantum field theory.

  10. Vector Boson Fusion Higgs Production at the LHC - Mass Variables

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    Dan Green

    2005-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    There exist substantial backgrounds to the vector boson fusion production of Higgs at the LHC. Mass variables are studied which may alleviate the need to assume a spin zero WW resonance in order to achieve a sufficient signal to noise ratio in the two jet plus two lepton and missing energy final state.

  11. Higgs Production by Gluon initiated Weak Boson Fusion

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    M. M. Weber

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The gluon-gluon induced terms for Higgs production through weak-boson fusion are calculated. They form a finite and gauge-invariant subset of the NNLO corrections in the strong coupling constant. This is also the lowest order with sizeable t-channel colour exchange contributions, leading to additional hadronic activity between the outgoing jets.

  12. Searches for Beyond SM Higgs Boson at the Tevatron

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    Safonov, A.; /Texas A-M

    2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the following, the authors describe preliminary results of searches for non-SM higgs bosons at the CDF and D0 experiments. Both experiments use data obtained in p{bar p} collisions at the Tevatron at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV.

  13. Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson at LEP

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    Wilson, Graham Wallace; ALEPH Collaboration; DELPHI Collaboration; L3 Collaboration; OPAL Collaboration; The LEP Working Group for Higgs Boson Searches

    2003-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The four LEP Collaborations, ALEPH, DELPHI, L3 and OPAL, have collected a total of 2461 pb^(?1) of e^+e^? collision data at centre-of-mass energies between 189 and 209 GeV. The data are used to search for the Standard Model Higgs boson. The search...

  14. A Search for Neutral Supersymmetric Higgs Bosons at D0

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    Osman, Nicolas Ahmed; /Imperial Coll., London

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for Higgs bosons in multijet data from the D0 detector is reported in this thesis. The Higgs boson is the only remaining undiscovered particle in the Standard Model of particle physics, and plays an integral role in this model. It is known that this model is not a complete description of fundamental physics (it does not describe gravity, for example), and so searches for physics beyond the Standard Model are an important part of particle physics. One extension of the Standard Model, the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM), predicts the existence of five Higgs bosons, two of which can show an enhanced coupling to bottom quarks. For this reason, a search in the bbb (multijet) channel is a sensitive test of Higgs boson physics. The analysis described in this thesis was conducted over 6.6 fb{sup -1} of data. At the time of writing, the best limits on tan {beta} (a key parameter of the MSSM) in the multijet channel were set by D0. The new analysis described in this thesis included more data than the previous analysis in the channel, and made use of a new trigger and event-based analysis method. An improved Multivariate Analysis technique was used to separate signal and background events and produce a final discriminant for the limit setting process. These changes increased the expected sensitivity of this measurement by roughly 50% more than would be expected from the increase in the size of data sample alone.

  15. Higgs Boson: How do you search for it?

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    Lincoln, Don

    2011-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Updated: http://youtu.be/ktEpSvzPROc Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln describes the concept of how the search for the Higgs boson is accomplished. Several large experimental groups are hot on the trail of this elusive subatomic particle which is thought to explain the origins of particle mass.

  16. Searches for the Standard Model Higgs Boson at CMS

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    Marco Pieri; for the CMS Collaboration

    2012-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We searched for the standard model Higgs boson in many different channels using approximately 5 fb-1 of 7 TeV pp collisions data collected with the CMS detector at LHC. Combining the results of the different searches we exclude at 95% confidence level a standard model Higgs boson with mass between 127.5 and 600 GeV. The expected 95% confidence level exclusion if the Higgs boson is not present is from 114.5 and 543 GeV. The observed exclusion is weaker than expected at low mass because of some excess that is observed below about 128 GeV. The most significant excess is found at 125 GeV with a local significance of 2.8 sigma. It has a global significance of 0.8 sigma when evaluated in the full search range and of 2.1 sigma when evaluated in the range 110-145 GeV. The excess is consistent both with background fluctuation and a standard model Higgs boson with mass of about 125 GeV, and more data are needed to investigate its origin.

  17. Search for charged Higgs bosons in top quark decays

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    Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Clutter, Justace Randall; Moulik, Tania; Wilson, Graham Wallace; DØ Collaboration; Abazov, V.M.; Abbott, B.; Abolins, M.; Acharya, B.S.; Adams, M.; Adams, T.; Aguilo, E.; Ahsan, M.

    2009-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a search for charged Higgs bosons in top quark decays. We analyze the e+jetse+jets, ?+jets?+jets, ee, e?, ??, ?e and ?? final states from top quark pair production events, using data from about 1 fb^(?1) of integrated luminosity recorded...

  18. Present status and future prospects for a Higgs boson discovery at the Tevatron and LHC

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    Howard E. Haber

    2010-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Discovering the Higgs boson is one of the primary goals of both the Tevatron and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The present status of the Higgs search is reviewed and future prospects for discovery at the Tevatron and LHC are considered. This talk focuses primarily on the Higgs boson of the Standard Model and its minimal supersymmetric extension. Theoretical expectations for the Higgs boson and its phenomenological consequences are reviewed.

  19. The LHC Higgs Boson Discovery: Implications for Finite Unified Theories

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    S. Heinemeyer; M. Mondragon; G. Zoupanos

    2014-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Finite Unified Theories (FUTs) are N = 1 supersymmetric Grand Unified Theories (GUTs) which can be made finite to all-loop orders, based on the principle of reduction of couplings, and therefore are provided with a large predictive power. We confront the predictions of an SU(5) FUT with the top and bottom quark masses and other low-energy experimental constraints, resulting in a relatively heavy SUSY spectrum, naturally consistent with the non-observation of those particles at the LHC. The light Higgs boson mass is automatically predicted in the range compatible with the Higgs discovery at the LHC. Requiring a light Higgs-boson mass in the precise range of M_h = 125.6 +- 2.1 GeV favors the lower part of the allowed spectrum, resulting in clear predictions for the discovery potential at current and future pp, as well as future e+e- colliders.

  20. Search for Invisible Decays of a Higgs Boson Produced in Association with a Z Boson in ATLAS

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    Taylor, Frank E.

    A search for evidence of invisible-particle decay modes of a Higgs boson produced in association with a Z boson at the Large Hadron Collider is presented. No deviation from the standard model expectation is observed in ...

  1. Higgs Boson Production from Black Holes at the LHC

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    Gouranga C. Nayak; J. Smith

    2006-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    If the fundamental Planck scale is near a TeV, then TeV scale black holes should be produced in proton-proton collisions at the LHC where \\sqrt{s} = 14 TeV. As the temperature of the black holes can be ~ 1 TeV we also expect production of Higgs bosons from them via Hawking radiation. This is a different production mode for the Higgs boson, which would normally be produced via direct pQCD parton fusion processes. In this paper we compare total cross sections and transverse momentum distributions d\\sigma/dp_T for Higgs production from black holes at the LHC with those from direct parton fusion processes at next-to-next-to-leading order and next-to-leading order respectively. We find that the Higgs production from black holes can be larger or smaller than the direct pQCD production depending upon the Planck mass and black hole mass. We also find that d\\sigma/dp_T of Higgs production from black holes increases as a function of p_T which is in sharp contrast with the pQCD predictions where d\\sigma/dp_T decreases so we suggest that the measurement of an increase in d\\sigma/dp_T as p_T increases for Higgs (or any other heavy particle) production can be a useful signature for black holes at the LHC.

  2. Higgs Boson in RG running Inflationary Cosmology

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    Yi-Fu Cai; Damien A. Easson

    2013-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    An intriguing hypothesis is that gravity may be non-perturbatively renormalizable via the notion of asymptotic safety. We show that the Higgs sector of the SM minimally coupled to asymptotically safe gravity can generate the observed near scale-invariant spectrum of the Cosmic Microwave Background through the curvaton mechanism. The resulting primordial power spectrum places an upper bound on the Higgs mass, which for finely tuned values of the curvaton parameters, is compatible with the recently released Large Hadron Collider data.

  3. Combined CDF and D0 Upper Limits on Standard Model Higgs Boson Production with up to 8.2 fb-1 of Data

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    The CDF; D0 Collaborations; the TEVNPHWG Working Group

    2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We combine results from CDF and D0's direct searches for the standard model (SM) Higgs boson (H) produced in p-pbar collisions at the Fermilab Tevatron at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV. The results presented here include those channels which are most sensitive to Higgs bosons with mass between 130 and 200 GeV/c^2, namely searches targeted at Higgs boson decays to W+W-, although acceptance for decays into tau+tau- and gamma gamma is included. Compared to the previous Tevatron Higgs search combination, more data have been added and the analyses have been improved to gain sensitivity. We use the MSTW08 parton distribution functions and the latest gg to H theoretical cross section predictions when testing for the presence of a SM Higgs boson. With up to 7.1 fb-1 of data analyzed at CDF, and up to 8.2 fb-1 at D0, the 95% C.L. upper limits on Higgs boson production is a factor of 0.54 times the SM cross section for a Higgs boson mass of 165 GeV/c^2. We exclude at the 95% C.L. the region 158

  4. Radiative PQ Breaking and the Higgs Boson Mass

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    D'Eramo, Francesco; Pappadopulo, Duccio

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The small and negative value of the Standard Model Higgs quartic coupling at high scales can be understood in terms of anthropic selection on a landscape where large and negative values are favored: most universes have a very short-lived electroweak vacuum and typical observers are in universes close to the corresponding metastability boundary. We provide a simple example of such a landscape with a Peccei-Quinn symmetry breaking scale generated through dimensional transmutation and supersymmetry softly broken at an intermediate scale. Large and negative contributions to the Higgs quartic are typically generated on integrating out the saxion field. Cancellations among these contributions are forced by the anthropic requirement of a sufficiently long-lived electroweak vacuum, determining the multiverse distribution for the Higgs quartic in a similar way to that of the cosmological constant. This leads to a statistical prediction of the Higgs boson mass that, for a wide range of parameters, yields the observed v...

  5. Searching for a Heavy Higgs boson in a Higgs-portal B-L Model

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    Banerjee, Shankha; Spannowsky, Michael

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the discovery prospects of a heavy neutral scalar arising from a $U(1)_{B-L}$ extension of the Standard Model (SM) during the Large Hadron Collider's high luminosity runs (HL-LHC). This heavy neutral scalar mixes with the SM Higgs boson through a Higgs portal and interacts with the SM particles with an interaction strength proportional to the sine of the mixing angle. The mixing between the two Higgs bosons is constrained by direct and indirect measurements. We choose an experimentally viable mixing angle and explore in detail the $ZZ$ and $WW$ decay modes of the heavy Higgs boson. For the $ZZ$ case, we focus on the cleanest $4\\ell$ and $2\\ell 2j$ final states and find that a heavy Higgs boson of mass smaller than 500 GeV can be discovered at the HL-LHC. For the $WW$ decay mode, we analyze the $\\ell jj \\slashed{E}_T$ signature. We implement novel background reduction techniques in order to tackle the huge background by performing both cut-based and multivariate analyses. However, large backgrounds re...

  6. Search for Heavy Neutral MSSM Higgs Bosons with CMS: Reach and Higgs-Mass Precision

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    Gennai, S; Kalinowski, A; Kinnunen, R; Lethi, S; Nikitenko, A; Weiglein, G

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The search for MSSM Higgs bosons will be an important goal at the LHC. We analyze the search reach of the CMS experiment for the heavy neutral MSSM Higgs bosons with an integrated luminosity of 30 or 60 fb^-1. This is done by combining the latest results for the CMS experimental sensitivities based on full simulation studies with state-of-the-art theoretical predictions of MSSM Higgs-boson properties. The results are interpreted in MSSM benchmark scenarios in terms of the parameters tan_beta and the Higgs-boson mass scale, M_A. We study the dependence of the 5 sigma discovery contours in the M_A-tan_beta plane on variations of the other supersymmetric parameters. The largest effects arise from a change in the higgsino mass parameter mu, which enters both via higher-order radiative corrections and via the kinematics of Higgs decays into supersymmetric particles. While the variation of $\\mu$ can shift the prospective discovery reach (and correspondingly the ``LHC wedge'' region) by about Delta tan_beta = 10, we...

  7. A Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson Produced in Association with a $W$ Boson

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    Frank, Martin Johannes; /Baylor U.

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a search for a standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a W boson using data collected with the CDF II detector from p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. The search is performed in the WH {yields} {ell}{nu}b{bar b} channel. The two quarks usually fragment into two jets, but sometimes a third jet can be produced via gluon radiation, so we have increased the standard two-jet sample by including events that contain three jets. We reconstruct the Higgs boson using two or three jets depending on the kinematics of the event. We find an improvement in our search sensitivity using the larger sample together with this multijet reconstruction technique. Our data show no evidence of a Higgs boson, so we set 95% confidence level upper limits on the WH production rate. We set limits between 3.36 and 28.7 times the standard model prediction for Higgs boson masses ranging from 100 to 150 GeV/c{sup 2}.

  8. Taming the off-shell Higgs boson

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    Aleksandr Azatov; Christophe Grojean; Ayan Paul; Ennio Salvioni

    2015-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the off-shell Higgs data in the process $pp\\to h^{(*)} \\to Z^{(\\ast)}Z^{(\\ast)}\\to 4\\ell$, to constrain deviations of the Higgs couplings. We point out that this channel can be used to resolve the long- and short-distance contributions to Higgs production by gluon fusion and can thus be complementary to $pp\\to ht\\bar t$ in measuring the top Yukawa coupling. Our analysis, performed in the context of Effective Field Theory, shows that current data do not allow one to draw any model-independent conclusions. We study the prospects at future hadron colliders, including the high-luminosity LHC and accelerators with higher-energy, up to 100 TeV. The available QCD calculations and the theoretical uncertainties affecting our analysis are also briefly discussed.

  9. Got Questions About the Higgs Boson? Ask a Scientist

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    Hinchliffe, Ian

    2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Ask a scientist about the Higgs boson. There's a lot of buzz this week over new data from CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the final data from Fermilab's Tevatron about the Higgs boson. It raises questions about what scientists have found and what still remains to be found -- and what it all means. Berkeley Lab's Ian Hinchliffe invites you to send in questions about the Higgs. He'll answer a few of your questions in a follow-up video later this week. Hinchliffe is a theoretical physicist who heads Berkeley Lab's sizable contingent with the ATLAS experiment at CERN. ? Post your questions in the comment box ? E-mail your questions to askascientist@lbl.gov ? Tweet to @BerkeleyLab ? Or post on our facebook page: facebook/berkeleylab Update on July 5: Ian responds to several of your questions in this video: http://youtu.be/1BkpD1IS62g Update on 7/04: Here's CERN's press release from earlier today on the latest preliminary results in the search for the long sought Higgs particle: http://press.web.cern.ch/press/PressReleases/Releases2012/PR17.12E.htm And here's a Q&A on what the news tells us: http://cdsweb.cern.ch/journal/CERNBulletin/2012/28/News%20Articles/1459460?ln=en CERN will present the new LHC data at a seminar July 4th at 9:00 in the morning Geneva time (3:00 in the morning Eastern Daylight Time, midnight on the Pacific Coast), where the ATLAS collaboration and their rivals in the CMS experiment will announce their results. Tevatron results were announced by Fermilab on Monday morning. For more background on the LHC's search for the Higgs boson, visit http://newscenter.lbl.gov/feature-stories/2012/06/28/higgs-2012/.

  10. Got Questions About the Higgs Boson? Ask a Scientist

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    Hinchliffe, Ian

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ask a scientist about the Higgs boson. There's a lot of buzz this week over new data from CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the final data from Fermilab's Tevatron about the Higgs boson. It raises questions about what scientists have found and what still remains to be found -- and what it all means. Berkeley Lab's Ian Hinchliffe invites you to send in questions about the Higgs. He'll answer a few of your questions in a follow-up video later this week. Hinchliffe is a theoretical physicist who heads Berkeley Lab's sizable contingent with the ATLAS experiment at CERN. Post your questions in the comment box E-mail your questions to askascientist@lbl.gov Tweet to @BerkeleyLab Or post on our facebook page: facebook/berkeleylab Update on July 5: Ian responds to several of your questions in this video: http://youtu.be/1BkpD1IS62g Update on 7/04: Here's CERN's press release from earlier today on the latest preliminary results in the search for the long sought Higgs particle: http://press.web.cern.ch/press/PressReleases/Releases2012/PR17.12E.htm And here's a Q&A on what the news tells us: http://cdsweb.cern.ch/journal/CERNBulletin/2012/28/News%20Articles/1459460?ln=en CERN will present the new LHC data at a seminar July 4th at 9:00 in the morning Geneva time (3:00 in the morning Eastern Daylight Time, midnight on the Pacific Coast), where the ATLAS collaboration and their rivals in the CMS experiment will announce their results. Tevatron results were announced by Fermilab on Monday morning. For more background on the LHC's search for the Higgs boson, visit http://newscenter.lbl.gov/feature-stories/2012/06/28/higgs-2012/.

  11. Dynamics of a global string with large Higgs boson mass

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    C. Charmousis; B. Boisseau; B. Linet

    1998-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a self-gravitating string generated by a global vortex solution in general relativity. We investigate the Einstein and field equations of a global vortex in the region of its central line and at a distance from the centre of the order of the inverse of its Higgs boson mass. By combining the two we establish by a limiting process of large Higgs mass the dynamics of a self-gravitating global string. Under our assumptions the presence of gravitation restricts the world sheet of the global string to be totally geodesic.

  12. Lower Higgs boson mass bounds from a chirally invariant lattice Higgs-Yukawa model with overlap fermions

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    P. Gerhold; K. Jansen

    2009-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the coupling parameter dependence of the Higgs boson mass in a chirally invariant lattice Higgs-Yukawa model emulating the same Yukawa coupling structure as in the Higgs-fermion sector of the Standard Model. Eventually, the aim is to establish non-perturbative upper and lower Higgs boson mass bounds derived from first principles, in particular not relying on vacuum stability considerations for the latter case. Here, we present our lattice results for the lower Higgs boson mass bound at several values of the cutoff and compare them to corresponding analytical calculations based on the effective potential as obtained from lattice perturbation theory. Furthermore, we give a brief outlook towards the calculation of the upper Higgs boson mass bound.

  13. Search for new light gauge boson in Higgs boson decays to four-lepton events in pp collisions at 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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    Paredes Hernandez, Daniela; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Search for new light gauge boson in Higgs boson decays to four-lepton events in pp collisions at 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

  14. Search for a new resonance decaying to a $W$ or $Z $ boson and a Higgs boson in the $\\ell \\ell/ \\ell \

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    Aad, Georges; Abdallah, Jalal; Abdinov, Ovsat; Aben, Rosemarie; Abolins, Maris; AbouZeid, Ossama; Abramowicz, Halina; Abreu, Henso; Abreu, Ricardo; Abulaiti, Yiming; Acharya, Bobby Samir; Adamczyk, Leszek; Adams, David; Adelman, Jahred; Adomeit, Stefanie; Adye, Tim; Affolder, Tony; Agatonovic-Jovin, Tatjana; Aguilar-Saavedra, Juan Antonio; Ahlen, Steven; Ahmadov, Faig; Aielli, Giulio; Akerstedt, Henrik; kesson, Torsten Paul Ake; Akimoto, Ginga; Akimov, Andrei; Alberghi, Gian Luigi; Albert, Justin; Albrand, Solveig; Alconada Verzini, Maria Josefina; Aleksa, Martin; Aleksandrov, Igor; Alexa, Calin; Alexander, Gideon; Alexopoulos, Theodoros; Alhroob, Muhammad; Alimonti, Gianluca; Alio, Lion; Alison, John; Alkire, Steven Patrick; Allbrooke, Benedict; Allport, Phillip; Aloisio, Alberto; Alonso, Alejandro; Alonso, Francisco; Alpigiani, Cristiano; Altheimer, Andrew David; Alvarez Gonzalez, Barbara; ?lvarez Piqueras, Damin; Alviggi, Mariagrazia; Amadio, Brian Thomas; Amako, Katsuya; Amaral Coutinho, Yara; Amelung, Christoph; Amidei, Dante; Amor Dos Santos, Susana Patricia; Amorim, Antonio; Amoroso, Simone; Amram, Nir; Amundsen, Glenn; Anastopoulos, Christos; Ancu, Lucian Stefan; Andari, Nansi; Andeen, Timothy; Anders, Christoph Falk; Anders, Gabriel; Anders, John Kenneth; Anderson, Kelby; Andreazza, Attilio; Andrei, George Victor; Angelidakis, Stylianos; Angelozzi, Ivan; Anger, Philipp; Angerami, Aaron; Anghinolfi, Francis; Anisenkov, Alexey; Anjos, Nuno; Annovi, Alberto; Antonelli, Mario; Antonov, Alexey; Antos, Jaroslav; Anulli, Fabio; Aoki, Masato; Aperio Bella, Ludovica; Arabidze, Giorgi; Arai, Yasuo; Araque, Juan Pedro; Arce, Ayana; Arduh, Francisco Anuar; Arguin, Jean-Francois; Argyropoulos, Spyridon; Arik, Metin; Armbruster, Aaron James; Arnaez, Olivier; Arnal, Vanessa; Arnold, Hannah; Arratia, Miguel; Arslan, Ozan; Artamonov, Andrei; Artoni, Giacomo; Asai, Shoji; Asbah, Nedaa; Ashkenazi, Adi; sman, Barbro; Asquith, Lily; Assamagan, Ketevi; Astalos, Robert; Atkinson, Markus; Atlay, Naim Bora; Auerbach, Benjamin; Augsten, Kamil; Aurousseau, Mathieu; Avolio, Giuseppe; Axen, Bradley; Ayoub, Mohamad Kassem; Azuelos, Georges; Baak, Max; Baas, Alessandra; Bacci, Cesare; Bachacou, Henri; Bachas, Konstantinos; Backes, Moritz; Backhaus, Malte; Badescu, Elisabeta; Bagiacchi, Paolo; Bagnaia, Paolo; Bai, Yu; Bain, Travis; Baines, John; Baker, Oliver Keith; Balek, Petr; Balestri, Thomas; Balli, Fabrice; Banas, Elzbieta; Banerjee, Swagato; Bannoura, Arwa A E; Bansil, Hardeep Singh; Barak, Liron; Baranov, Sergei; Barberio, Elisabetta Luigia; Barberis, Dario; Barbero, Marlon; Barillari, Teresa; Barisonzi, Marcello; Barklow, Timothy; Barlow, Nick; Barnes, Sarah Louise; Barnett, Bruce; Barnett, Michael; Barnovska, Zuzana; Baroncelli, Antonio; Barone, Gaetano; Barr, Alan; Barreiro, Fernando; Barreiro Guimares da Costa, Joo; Bartoldus, Rainer; Barton, Adam Edward; Bartos, Pavol; Bassalat, Ahmed; Basye, Austin; Bates, Richard; Batista, Santiago Juan; Batley, Richard; Battaglia, Marco; Bauce, Matteo; Bauer, Florian; Bawa, Harinder Singh; Beacham, James Baker; Beattie, Michael David; Beau, Tristan; Beauchemin, Pierre-Hugues; Beccherle, Roberto; Bechtle, Philip; Beck, Hans Peter; Becker, Anne Kathrin; Becker, Maurice; Becker, Sebastian; Beckingham, Matthew; Becot, Cyril; Beddall, Andrew; Beddall, Ayda; Bednyakov, Vadim; Bee, Christopher; Beemster, Lars; Beermann, Thomas; Begel, Michael; Behr, Janna Katharina; Belanger-Champagne, Camille; Bell, Paul; Bell, William; Bella, Gideon; Bellagamba, Lorenzo; Bellerive, Alain; Bellomo, Massimiliano; Belotskiy, Konstantin; Beltramello, Olga; Benary, Odette; Benchekroun, Driss; Bender, Michael; Bendtz, Katarina; Benekos, Nektarios; Benhammou, Yan; Benhar Noccioli, Eleonora; Benitez Garcia, Jorge-Armando; Benjamin, Douglas; Bensinger, James; Bentvelsen, Stan; Beresford, Lydia; Beretta, Matteo; Berge, David; Bergeaas Kuutmann, Elin; Berger, Nicolas; Berghaus, Frank; Beringer, Jrg; Bernard, Clare; Bernard, Nathan Rogers; Bernius, Catrin; Bernlochner, Florian Urs; Berry, Tracey; Berta, Peter; Bertella, Claudia; Bertoli, Gabriele; Bertolucci, Federico; Bertsche, Carolyn; Bertsche, David; Besana, Maria Ilaria; Besjes, Geert-Jan; Bessidskaia Bylund, Olga; Bessner, Martin Florian; Besson, Nathalie; Betancourt, Christopher; Bethke, Siegfried; Bevan, Adrian John; Bhimji, Wahid; Bianchi, Riccardo-Maria; Bianchini, Louis; Bianco, Michele; Biebel, Otmar; Bieniek, Stephen Paul; Biglietti, Michela; Bilbao De Mendizabal, Javier; Bilokon, Halina; Bindi, Marcello; Binet, Sebastien

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for a new resonance decaying to a $W$ or $Z$ boson and a Higgs boson in the $\\ell \\ell/ \\ell \

  15. CDF note 10798 Seach for the SM Higgs boson in the ET +b-jets signature with relaxed

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    Fermilab

    CDF note 10798 Seach for the SM Higgs boson in the ET +b-jets signature with relaxed kinematic cuts) We present a search for the Higgs boson produced in association with a Z or W boson in the ET +b the Higgs boson signal from the remaining background. We check the goodness of our background modeling

  16. Combined search for the Higgs boson with the D0 experiment

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    D0 Collaboration

    2013-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform a combination of searches for standard model Higgs boson production in $p\\bar{p}$ collisions recorded by the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider at a center of mass energy of $\\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV. The different production and decay channels have been analyzed separately, with integrated luminosities of up to 9.7 fb$^{-1}$ and for Higgs boson masses $90\\leq M_H \\leq 200$ GeV. We combine these final states to achieve optimal sensitivity to the production of the Higgs boson. We also interpret the combination in terms of models with a fourth generation of fermions, and models with suppressed Higgs boson couplings to fermions. The result excludes a standard model Higgs boson at 95% C.L. in the ranges $90 Higgs boson of mass 125 GeV.

  17. Searches for BSM and Higgs boson at LHC

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    Jinnouchi, O. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Japan); Collaboration: ATLAS Collaboration; CMS Collaboration

    2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This article reviews the recent results from the two energy frontier experiments, ATLAS and CMS at the large hadron collider (LHC), using the data collected during 2011 corresponding up to 4.9 fb{sup -1} integrated luminosity of {radical}(s) = 7TeV proton proton collisions. The recent results of searches for the Standard Model Higgs boson, and searches for beyond Standard Model physics based on supersymmetry and other new exotic models are presented.

  18. Upper and lower Higgs boson mass bounds from a chirally invariant lattice Higgs-Yukawa model

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    P. Gerhold

    2010-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Motivated by the advent of the Large Hadron Collider the aim of the present work is the non-perturbative determination of the cutoff-dependent upper and lower mass bounds of the Standard Model Higgs boson based on first principle calculations, in particular not relying on additional information such as the triviality property of the Higgs-Yukawa sector or indirect arguments like vacuum stability considerations. For that purpose the lattice approach is employed to allow for a non-perturbative investigation of a chirally invariant lattice Higgs-Yukawa model, serving here as a reasonable simplification of the full Standard Model, containing only those fields and interactions which are most essential for the intended Higgs boson mass determination. These are the complex Higgs doublet as well as the top and bottom quark fields and their mutual interactions. To maintain the chiral character of the Standard Model Higgs-fermion coupling also on the lattice, the latter model is constructed on the basis of the Neuberger overlap operator, obeying then an exact global lattice chiral symmetry.

  19. Ultra-weak sector, Higgs boson mass, and the dilaton

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    Kyle Allison; Christopher T. Hill; Graham G. Ross

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The Higgs boson mass may arise from a portal coupling to a singlet field $\\sigma$ which has a very large VEV $f \\gg m_\\text{Higgs}$. This requires a sector of "ultra-weak" couplings $\\zeta_i$, where $\\zeta_i \\lesssim m_\\text{Higgs}^2 / f^2$. Ultra-weak couplings are technically naturally small due to a custodial shift symmetry of $\\sigma$ in the $\\zeta_i \\rightarrow 0$ limit. The singlet field $\\sigma$ has properties similar to a pseudo-dilaton. We engineer explicit breaking of scale invariance in the ultra-weak sector via a Coleman-Weinberg potential, which requires hierarchies amongst the ultra-weak couplings.

  20. Inflation scenario via the Standard Model Higgs boson and LHC

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    A. O. Barvinsky; A. Yu. Kamenshchik; A. A. Starobinsky

    2008-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a quantum corrected inflation scenario driven by a generic GUT or Standard Model type particle model whose scalar field playing the role of an inflaton has a strong non-minimal coupling to gravity. We show that currently widely accepted bounds on the Higgs mass falsify the suggestion of the paper arXiv:0710.3755 (where the role of radiative corrections was underestimated) that the Standard Model Higgs boson can serve as the inflaton. However, if the Higgs mass could be raised to $\\sim 230$ GeV, then the Standard Model could generate an inflationary scenario with the spectral index of the primordial perturbation spectrum $n_s\\simeq 0.935$ (barely matching present observational data) and the very low tensor-to-scalar perturbation ratio $r\\simeq 0.0006$.

  1. Ultra-weak sector, Higgs boson mass, and the dilaton

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    Allison, Kyle [University of Oxford; Hill, Christopher T. [FNAL; Ross, Graham G. [University of Oxford

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Higgs boson mass may arise from a portal coupling to a singlet field $\\sigma$ which has a very large VEV $f \\gg m_\\text{Higgs}$. This requires a sector of "ultra-weak" couplings $\\zeta_i$, where $\\zeta_i \\lesssim m_\\text{Higgs}^2 / f^2$. Ultra-weak couplings are technically naturally small due to a custodial shift symmetry of $\\sigma$ in the $\\zeta_i \\rightarrow 0$ limit. The singlet field $\\sigma$ has properties similar to a pseudo-dilaton. We engineer explicit breaking of scale invariance in the ultra-weak sector via a Coleman-Weinberg potential, which requires hierarchies amongst the ultra-weak couplings.

  2. arXiv:1311.5455v1 NLO QCD Corrections to Electroweak Higgs Boson

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    Lunds Universitet,

    arXiv:1311.5455v1 [hepph] 21 Nov 2013 NLO QCD Corrections to Electroweak Higgs Boson Plus Three.sjodahl@thep.lu.se The implementation of the full nexttoleading order (NLO) QCD corrections to electroweak Higgs boson plus three jet Model (SM) Higgs boson [3, 4, 5, 6]. Further, reports from the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations indicate

  3. Strategy for discovering a low-mass Higgs boson at the Fermilab Tevatron Pushpalatha C. Bhat

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    Bhat, Pushpalatha

    Strategy for discovering a low-mass Higgs boson at the Fermilab Tevatron Pushpalatha C. Bhat Fermi-mass standard model Higgs boson, during run II, via the processes pp¯WHl bb¯, pp¯ZH l l bb¯ and pp¯ZH ¯bb¯. We conventional analysis, in the integrated luminosity required to find a standard model Higgs boson in the mass

  4. D Note 6229-CONF Combined Upper Limits on Standard Model Higgs Boson Production

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    Quigg, Chris

    D? Note 6229-CONF Combined Upper Limits on Standard Model Higgs Boson Production from the D?) Searches for standard model Higgs boson production in p¯p collisions at s = 1.96 TeV are carried out for Higgs boson masses (mH) in the range 100 mH 200 GeV/c2 . The contributing production processes include

  5. Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson at the LEP2 Collider near

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson at the LEP2 Collider near ps = 183 GeV The ALEPHV. These data are used to look for possible signals from the production of the Standard Model Higgs boson on the mass of the Higgs boson: mH > 87:9 GeV=c2 at 95% con#12;dence level. The ALEPH Collaboration wish

  6. Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in the $WH \\to \\ell \

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    Nagai, Yoshikazu; /Tsukuba U.

    2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have searched for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the WH {yields} lvbb channel in 1.96 TeV pp collisions at CDF. This search is based on the data collected by March 2009, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.3 fb-1. The W H channel is one of the most promising channels for the Higgs boson search at Tevatron in the low Higgs boson mass region.

  7. Discovering Higgs boson pair production through rare final states at a 100 TeV collider

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    Papaefstathiou, Andreas

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider Higgs boson pair production at a future proton collider with centre-of-mass energy of 100 TeV, focusing on rare final states that include a bottom-anti-bottom quark pair and multiple isolated leptons: $hh \\rightarrow (b\\bar{b}) + n \\ell + X$, $n = \\{2,4\\}$, $X = \\{ E_T^\\mathrm{miss}, \\gamma, -\\}$. We construct experimental search strategies for observing the process through these channels and make suggestions on the desired requirements for the detector design of the future collider.

  8. Natural SUSY and the Higgs boson

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    Huang, Peisi [Dept. of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Supersymmetry (SUSY) solves the hierarchy problem by introducing a super partner to each Standard Model(SM) particle. SUSY must be broken in nature, which means the fine-tuning is reintroduced to some level. Natural SUSY models enjoy low fine-tuning by featuring a small super potential parameter ? ~ 125 GeV, while the third generation squarks have mass less than 1.5 TeV. First and second generation sfermions can be at the multi-TeV level which yields a decoupling solution to the SUSY flavor and CP problem. However, models of Natural SUSY have difficulties in predicting a m{sub h} at 125 GeV, because the third generation is too light to give large radiative correction to the Higgs mass. The models of Radiative Natural SUSY (RNS) address this problem by allowing for high scale soft SUSY breaking Higgs mass m{sub Hu} > m{sub 0}, which leads to automatic cancellation by the Renormalization Group (RG) running effect. Coupled with the large mixing in the stop sector, RNS allows low fine-tuning at 3-10 % level and a 125 GeV SM-like Higgs. RNS can be reached at the LHC, and a linear collider. If the strong CP problem is solved by the Peccei-Quinn mechanism, then RNS accommodates mixed axion-Higgsino cold dark matter, where the Higgsino-like WIMPs, which in this case make up only a fraction of the relic abundance, can be detectable at future WIMP detectors.

  9. Search for the Higgs boson in the ttH production channel using the ATLAS detector

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    Montejo Berlingen, Javier; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the discovery of a Higgs boson by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the LHC, the emphasis has shifted towards measurements of its properties and the search for less sensitive channels in order to determine whether the new particle is the Standard Model Higgs boson. Of particular importance is the direct observation of the ecoupling of the Higgs boson to top quarks. In this talk, the latest ATLAS results in the search for the Higgs boson in the ttH production mode are presented.

  10. Search for Higgs Bosons Predicted in Two-Higgs-Doublet Models via Decays to Tau Lepton Pairs in 1.96 TeV pp[over-bar] Collisions

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    Bauer, Gerry P.

    We present the results of a search for Higgs bosons predicted in two-Higgs-doublet models, in the case

  11. Upper and lower Higgs boson mass bounds from a lattice Higgs-Yukawa model with dynamical overlap fermions

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    P. Gerhold; K. Jansen

    2009-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a lattice Higgs-Yukawa model emulating the same Higgs-fermion coupling structure as in the Higgs sector of the electroweak Standard Model, in particular, obeying a Ginsparg-Wilson version of the underlying SU(2) x U(1) symmetry, being a global symmetry here due to the neglection of gauge fields in this model. In this paper we present our results on the cutoff-dependent upper Higgs boson mass bound at several selected values of the cutoff parameter.

  12. Search for invisible decays of Higgs bosons in the vector boson fusion and associated ZH production modes

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    CMS Collaboration

    2014-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for invisible decays of Higgs bosons is performed using the vector boson fusion and associated ZH production modes. In the ZH mode, the Z boson is required to decay to a pair of charged leptons or a b b-bar quark pair. The searches use the 8 TeV pp collision dataset collected by the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of up to 19.7 inverse femtobarns. Certain channels include data from 7 TeV collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.9 inverse femtobarns. The searches are sensitive to non-standard-model invisible decays of the recently observed Higgs boson, as well as additional Higgs bosons with similar production modes and large invisible branching fractions. In all channels, the observed data are consistent with the expected standard model backgrounds. Limits are set on the production cross section times invisible branching fraction, as a function of the Higgs boson mass, for the vector boson fusion and ZH production modes. By combining all channels, and assuming standard model Higgs boson cross sections and acceptances, the observed (expected) upper limit on the invisible branching fraction at m[H] = 125 GeV is found to be 0.58 (0.44) at 95% confidence level. We interpret this limit in terms of a Higgs-portal model of dark matter interactions.

  13. Search for invisible decays of Higgs bosons in the vector boson fusion and associated ZH production modes

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    Chatrchyan, Serguei; et. al,

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for invisible decays of Higgs bosons is performed using the vector boson fusion and associated ZH production modes. In the ZH mode, the Z boson is required to decay to a pair of charged leptons or a b b-bar quark pair. The searches use the 8 TeV pp collision dataset collected by the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of up to 19.7 inverse femtobarns. Certain channels include data from 7 TeV collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.9 inverse femtobarns. The searches are sensitive to non-standard-model invisible decays of the recently observed Higgs boson, as well as additional Higgs bosons with similar production modes and large invisible branching fractions. In all channels, the observed data are consistent with the expected standard model backgrounds. Limits are set on the production cross section times invisible branching fraction, as a function of the Higgs boson mass, for the vector boson fusion and ZH production modes. By combining all channels, and assuming standard model Higgs boson cross sections and acceptances, the observed (expected) upper limit on the invisible branching fraction at m[H] = 125 GeV is found to be 0.58 (0.44) at 95% confidence level. We interpret this limit in terms of a Higgs-portal model of dark matter interactions.

  14. The Higgs boson in the Standard Model theoretical constraints and a direct search in the wh channel at the Tevatron

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    Huske, Nils Kristian; /Paris U., VI-VII

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have presented results in two different yet strongly linked aspects of Higgs boson physics. We have learned about the importance of the Higgs boson for the fate of the Standard Model, being either only a theory limited to explaining phenomena at the electroweak scale or, if the Higgs boson lies within a mass range of 130 < m{sub H} < 160 GeV the SM would remain a self consistent theory up to highest energy scales O(m{sub Pl}). This could have direct implications on theories of cosmological inflation using the Higgs boson as the particle giving rise to inflation in the very early Universe, if it couples non-minimally to gravity, an effect that would only become significant at very high energies. After understanding the immense meaning of proving whether the Higgs boson exists and if so, at which mass, we have presented a direct search for a Higgs boson in associated production with a W boson in a mass range 100 < m{sub H} < 150 GeV. A light Higgs boson is favored regarding constraints from electroweak precision measurements. As a single analysis is not yet sensitive for an observation of the Higgs boson using 5.3 fb{sup -1} of Tevatron data, we set limits on the production cross section times branching ratio. At the Tevatron, however, we are able to combine the sensitivity of our analyses not only across channels or analyses at a single experiment but also across both experiments, namely CDF and D0. This yields to the so-called Tevatron Higgs combination which, in total, combines 129 analyses from both experiments with luminosities of up to 6.7 fb{sup -1}. The results of a previous Tevatron combination led to the first exclusion of possible Higgs boson masses since the LEP exclusion in 2001. The latest Tevatron combination from July 2010 can be seen in Fig. 111 and limits compared to the Standard Model expectation are listed in Table 23. It excludes a SM Higgs boson in the regions of 100 < m{sub H} < 109 GeV as well as 158 < m{sub H} < 175 GeV based on the observed final limits at 95% C.L. In the most interesting low mass region between 115 and 135 GeV, even the full Tevatron combination is not yet sensitive enough to exclude a Higgs boson, or to even prove its existence with a meaningful significance. Fig. 112 shows a projection plot for sensitivity to the SM Higgs boson at the Tevatron as a measure of increasing luminosity. The 10 fb{sup -1} projection is a rather conservative outlook for the coming year of data taking as the Tevatron runs smoothly and the run till the end of 2011 is assured. By now, already 9 fb{sup -1} have been recorded by the two experiments. As the extrapolation plot shows, this amount of luminosity will allow to exclude the Higgs boson over a wide mass range at a 95% C.L. With the LHC at CERN now running and successfully collecting first data, it is worth looking at projections of Higgs boson sensitivity at the current center of mass energy of 7 TeV of the LHC accelerator. Fig. 113 shows a projection of a possible SM Higgs boson exclusion using 1 fb{sup -1} of LHC data collected by the ATLAS experiment. An exclusion is expected between 135 and 188 GeV at 95% C.L., combining the three decay channels H {yields} WW, H {yields} ZZ and H {yields} {gamma}{gamma}. A combination between LHC experiments would possibly yield an even broader range of excluded Higgs boson mass points. Therefore, whether at the Tevatron or the LHC, exciting times in the exclusion or possible discovery of the SM Higgs boson lie ahead.

  15. NATURE PHYSICS | VOL 7 | DECEMBER 2011 | www.nature.com/naturephysics 919 The Higgs boson, as part of the standard

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    Loss, Daniel

    NATURE PHYSICS | VOL 7 | DECEMBER 2011 | www.nature.com/naturephysics 919 editorial The Higgs boson. The Higgs boson is running out of places to hide. End of the line? Europe is embroiled in a major crisis

  16. Study of the Higgs boson decay H ? ZZ(?) ? 4? and inner detector performance studies with the ATLAS experiment

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    Selbach, Karoline Elfriede

    2014-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The Higgs mechanism is the last piece of the SM to be discovered which is responsible for giving mass to the electroweak W and Z bosons. Experimental evidence for the Higgs boson is therefore important and is currently ...

  17. Search for the Higgs boson in the all-hadronic final state using the full CDF data set

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    Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo

    This paper reports the result of a search for the standard model Higgs boson in events containing four reconstructed jets associated with quarks. For masses below 135 GeV/c [superscript 2], the Higgs boson decays to ...

  18. Combined results of searches for the standard model Higgs boson in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV

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    CMS Collaboration

    2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Combined results are reported from searches for the standard model Higgs boson in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV in five Higgs boson decay modes: gamma pair, b-quark pair, tau lepton pair, W pair, and Z pair. The explored Higgs boson mass range is 110-600 GeV. The analysed data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.6-4.8 inverse femtobarns. The expected excluded mass range in the absence of the standard model Higgs boson is 118-543 GeV at 95% CL. The observed results exclude the standard model Higgs boson in the mass range 127-600 GeV at 95% CL, and in the mass range 129-525 GeV at 99% CL. An excess of events above the expected standard model background is observed at the low end of the explored mass range making the observed limits weaker than expected in the absence of a signal. The largest excess, with a local significance of 3.1 sigma, is observed for a Higgs boson mass hypothesis of 124 GeV. The global significance of observing an excess with a local significance greater than 3.1 sigma anywhere in the search range 110-600 (110-145) GeV is estimated to be 1.5 sigma (2.1 sigma). More data are required to ascertain the origin of this excess.

  19. Combined results of searches for the standard model Higgs boson in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV

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    Chatrchyan, Serguei [Yerevan Physics Inst. (Armenia); et al.

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Combined results are reported from searches for the standard model Higgs boson in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV in five Higgs boson decay modes: gamma pair, b-quark pair, tau lepton pair, W pair, and Z pair. The explored Higgs boson mass range is 110-600 GeV. The analysed data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.6-4.8 inverse femtobarns. The expected excluded mass range in the absence of the standard model Higgs boson is 118-543 GeV at 95% CL. The observed results exclude the standard model Higgs boson in the mass range 127-600 GeV at 95% CL, and in the mass range 129-525 GeV at 99% CL. An excess of events above the expected standard model background is observed at the low end of the explored mass range making the observed limits weaker than expected in the absence of a signal. The largest excess, with a local significance of 3.1 sigma, is observed for a Higgs boson mass hypothesis of 124 GeV. The global significance of observing an excess with a local significance greater than 3.1 sigma anywhere in the search range 110-600 (110-145) GeV is estimated to be 1.5 sigma (2.1 sigma). More data are required to ascertain the origin of this excess.

  20. Search for the standard model Higgs boson in tau lepton pair final states

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    D0 Collaboration

    2012-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a search for the standard model Higgs boson in final states with an electron or muon and a hadronically decaying tau lepton in association with zero, one, or two or more jets using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of up to 7.3 fb^{-1} collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The analysis is sensitive to Higgs boson production via gluon gluon fusion, associated vector boson production, and vector boson fusion, and to Higgs boson decays to tau lepton pairs or W boson pairs. Observed (expected) limits are set on the ratio of 95% C.L. upper limits on the cross section times branching ratio, relative to those predicted by the Standard Model, of 14 (22) at a Higgs boson mass of 115 GeV and 7.7 (6.8) at 165 GeV.

  1. Search for the Higgs boson in lepton, tau and jets final states

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    D0 Collaboration

    2013-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a search for the standard model Higgs boson in final states with an electron or muon and a hadronically decaying tau lepton in association with two or more jets using 9.7 fb^{-1} of Run II Fermilab Tevatron Collider data collected with the D0 detector. The analysis is sensitive to Higgs boson production via gluon fusion, associated vector boson production, and vector boson fusion, followed by the Higgs boson decay to tau lepton pairs or to W boson pairs. The ratios of 95% C.L. upper limits on the cross section times branching ratio to those predicted by the standard model are obtained for orthogonal subsamples that are enriched in either H -> tau tau decays or H -> WW decays, and for the combination of these subsample limits. The observed and expected limit ratios for the combined subsamples at a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV are 11.3 and 9.0 respectively.

  2. Search for the standard model Higgs boson in tau lepton final states

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    Abazov, Victor Mukhamedovich; et al.

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a search for the standard model Higgs boson in final states with an electron or muon and a hadronically decaying tau lepton in association with zero, one, or two or more jets using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of up to 7.3 fb{sup -1} collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The analysis is sensitive to Higgs boson production via gluon gluon fusion, associated vector boson production, and vector boson fusion, and to Higgs boson decays to tau lepton pairs or W boson pairs. Observed (expected) limits are set on the ratio of 95% C.L. upper limits on the cross section times branching ratio, relative to those predicted by the Standard Model, of 14 (22) at a Higgs boson mass of 115 GeV and 7.7 (6.8) at 165 GeV.

  3. Search for the Higgs boson in lepton, tau, and jets final states

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    Abazov, V. M.; et al.

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a search for the standard model Higgs boson in final states with an electron or muon and a hadronically decaying tau lepton in association with two or more jets using 9.7 fb?1 of Run II Fermilab Tevatron Collider data collected with the D0 detector. The analysis is sensitive to Higgs boson production via gluon fusion, associated vector boson production, and vector boson fusion, followed by the Higgs boson decay to tau lepton pairs or to W boson pairs. The ratios of 95% C.L. upper limits on the cross section times branching ratio to those predicted by the standard model are obtained for orthogonal subsamples that are enriched in either H ? ? ? decays or H ? WW decays, and for the combination of these subsample limits. The observed and expected limit ratios for the combined subsamples at a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV are 11.3 and 9.0 respectively.

  4. Higgs Boson Mass predicted by the Four Color Theorem

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    Ashay Dharwadker; Vladimir Khachatryan

    2009-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the mathematical proof of the four color theorem yields a perfect interpretation of the Standard Model of particle physics. The steps of the proof enable us to construct the t-Riemann surface and particle frame which forms the gauge. We specify well-defined rules to match the Standard Model in a one-to-one correspondence with the topological and algebraic structure of the particle frame. This correspondence is exact - it only allows the particles and force fields to have the observable properties of the Standard Model, giving us a Grand Unified Theory. In this paper, we concentrate on explicitly specifying the quarks, gauge vector bosons, the Standard Model scalar Higgs $H^{0}$ boson and the weak force field. Using all the specifications of our mathematical model, we show how to calculate the values of the Weinberg and Cabibbo angles on the particle frame. Finally, we present our prediction of the Higgs $H^{0}$ boson mass $M_{H^{0}} = 125.992 \\simeq 126 GeV$, as a direct consequence of the proof of the four color theorem.

  5. Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in the Lepton + Missing Transverse Energy + Jets Final State in ATLAS

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    Mark S. Neubauer; for the ATLAS Collaboration

    2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for the Standard Model Higgs boson has been performed in the H \\rightarrow WW \\rightarrow l{\

  6. Observation of the Higgs Boson of strong interaction via Compton scattering by the nucleon

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    Martin Schumacher

    2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    It is shown that the Quark-Level Linear $\\sigma$ Model (QLL$\\sigma$M) leads to a prediction for the diamagnetic term of the polarizabilities of the nucleon which is in excellent agreement with the experimental data. The bare mass of the $\\sigma$ meson is predicted to be $m_\\sigma=666$ MeV and the two-photon width $\\Gamma(\\sigma\\to\\gamma\\gamma)=(2.6\\pm 0.3)$ keV. It is argued that the mass predicted by the QLL$\\sigma$M corresponds to the $\\gamma\\gamma\\to\\sigma\\to NN$ reaction, i.e. to a $t$-channel pole of the $\\gamma N\\to N\\gamma$ reaction. Large -angle Compton scattering experiments revealing effects of the $\\sigma$ meson in the differential cross section are discussed. Arguments are presented that these findings may be understood as an observation of the Higgs boson of strong interaction while being part of the constituent quark.

  7. Two heavy fermions bound via Higgs boson exchange

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    Victor Flambaum; Michael Kuchiev

    2011-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A system of two heavy fermions, leptons or quarks of the fourth generation, which are bound together via the Higgs boson exchange is studied. The conventional Yukawa-type interaction produced by this exchange is accompanied by several important corrections. We derived the Hamiltonian, which describes the correction arising from the retardation (compare the Breit correction in QED); we also calculated the relativistic and radiative corrections. The Higgs-induced bound state appears for the fermion mass m>m_{cr} \\approx 500 GeV. When the long-range Coulomb interaction or the gluon exchange are included, the bound states exist for any mass, but the Higgs exchange drastically increases the binding energy of these states when m is approaching m_{cr}. In the region m>m_{cr} the gluon exchange gives a sizable correction to the Higgs induced binding energy. This correction greatly exceeds typical binding energies in the states produced via the gluon exchange only. The possibility of detection of the considered bound states at LHC is discussed.

  8. Higgs boson coupling to a new strongly interacting sector

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    Hernndez, A E Crcamo; Zerwekh, Alfonso R

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the framework of strongly interacting dynamics for electroweak symmetry breaking, heavy composite particles may arise and cause observable effects, as they should couple strongly to the resulting Higgs boson and affect the signals that appear at one loop level. Here we study this expected behavior, contrasting it with current experimental knowledge. We work in a simple and generic scenario where the lowest lying composite states are the Higgs scalar doublet and a massive vector triplet. We use an effective chiral Lagrangian to describe the theory below the compositeness scale $\\Lambda$, assumed to be $4\\pi v \\simeq~3$ TeV. The effective theory contains the Standard Model spectrum and the extra composites. We determine the constraints on this scenario imposed by our current knowledge of the $Zb\\bar{b}$ vertex, the $T$ and $S$ oblique parameters, and the recently measured Higgs mass and its diphoton decay rate. We found that the $T$ and $S$ parameters as well as the Higgs diphoton decay do not provide import...

  9. The Importance of Silicon Detectors for the Higgs Boson Discovery and the Study of its Properties

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    Bortoletto, D

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent studies are presented demonstrating the important role played by silicon detectors in the the discovery of the Higgs boson. CMS is planning to replace its in an extended technical stop of the LHC in the winter of 2016 . We present results showing that this replacement will significant increase the sample of Higgs bosons that will be reconstructed enabling precision studies of this particle.

  10. Selected topics on multi-loop calculations to Higgs boson properties and renormalization group functions

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    Mihaila, Luminita N

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We review some results obtained in the context of the Collaborative Research Center/Transregio~9. In particular we discuss three-loop corrections to the Higgs boson mass in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model, higher order corrections to Higgs boson production, and the calculations of renormalization group functions and decoupling constants.

  11. Bounds on the Nonminimal Coupling of the Higgs Boson to Gravity

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    Michael Atkins; Xavier Calmet

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive the first bound on the value of the Higgs boson non-minimal coupling to the Ricci scalar. We show that the recent discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN implies that the non-minimal coupling is smaller than $2.6\\times 10^{15}$.

  12. Higgs boson, renormalization group, and naturalness in cosmology

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    A. O. Barvinsky; A. Yu. Kamenshchik; C. Kiefer; A. A. Starobinsky; C. F. Steinwachs

    2012-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the renormalization group improvement in the theory of the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson playing the role of an inflaton with a strong non-minimal coupling to gravity. At the one-loop level with the running of constants taken into account, it leads to a range of the Higgs mass that is entirely determined by the lower WMAP bound on the cosmic microwave background (CMB) spectral index. We find that the SM phenomenology is sensitive to current cosmological data, which suggests to perform more precise CMB measurements as a SM test complementary to the LHC program. By using the concept of a field-dependent cutoff, we show the naturalness of the gradient and curvature expansion in this model within the conventional perturbation theory range of the SM. We also discuss the relation of these results to two-loop calculations and the limitations of the latter caused by parametrization and gauge dependence problems.

  13. The search for Higgs boson production in the fourjet channel at 192 < # s < 202 GeV with the

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    Glasgow, University of

    The search for Higgs boson production in the four­jet channel at 192 for neutral Higgs boson production in e + e - collisions using data collected by the ALEPH detector at the LEP with four hadronic jets. No evidence of Higgs boson production is found. In the context of the Standard

  14. Part I: The Higgs Boson--A Theoretical Journey The search for the fundamental particles and forces of nature

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    #12;Part I: The Higgs Boson--A Theoretical Journey The search for the fundamental particles mechanism o Generating mass for the fundamental particles Introducing the Higgs boson o A theorist invents a new fundamental particle o Hunting the Higgs boson End of an era or a new beginning? #12;The search

  15. A Measurement of the Recently Discovered Higgs Boson in the Decay into Two Photons with Associated Jets, Using

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    Sheldon, Nathan D.

    A Measurement of the Recently Discovered Higgs Boson in the Decay into Two Photons with Associated or not this is the Higgs boson as predicted by the Standard Model of Particle Physics (SM). Experimentally measuring of the Higgs boson via its decay into two photons, which was one of the key discovery channels. Part

  16. CDF note 10582 Search for SM Higgs boson production in association with tt using no lepton final state

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    Fermilab

    CDF note 10582 Search for SM Higgs boson production in association with t¯t using no lepton final is that t¯t decay all hadronic mode (all t decay into bqq ). In both cases we consider that the Higgs boson discriminant variable from different neural network to discriminate the Higgs boson signal from remained

  17. HIGGS BOSONS: THEORY AND SEARCHES Updated May 2010 by G. Bernardi (LPNHE, CNRS/IN2P3,

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    ­ 1­ HIGGS BOSONS: THEORY AND SEARCHES Updated May 2010 by G. Bernardi (LPNHE, CNRS/IN2P3, U becomes the Higgs boson - a new fundamental scalar particle. The masses of all fermions are also interactions. If the Higgs boson mass mH is below 180 GeV, all fields remain weakly interacting up

  18. Radiative corrections in fermion bags bound by Higgs boson exchange

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    M. Yu. Kuchiev; V. V. Flambaum

    2011-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Radiative corrections for several heavy fermions bound together via the Higgs boson exchange are studied. The fermion bags considered include 12, or fewer, fermions occupying the lowest S_{1/2} shell. It is shown that for `moderately heavy' fermions with masses 0.4< m c^2< 1 TeV the radiative corrections are small, 10^{-2}, and have an attractive nature. Therefore they do not put existence of the fermion bag in doubt. This proves that these fermion bags can exist in nature.

  19. On the global solutions of the Higgs boson equation

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    Karen Yagdjian

    2010-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    In this article we study global in time (not necessarily small) solutions of the equation for the Higgs boson in the Minkowski and in the de Sitter spacetimes. We reveal some qualitative behavior of the global solutions. In particular, we formulate sufficient conditions for the existence of the zeros of global solutions in the interior of their supports, and, consequently, for the creation of the so-called bubbles, which have been studied in particle physics and inflationary cosmology. We also give some sufficient conditions for the global solution to be an oscillatory in time solution.

  20. Higgs Boson Creation in Laser-Boosted Lepton Collisions

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    Sarah J. Mller; Christoph H. Keitel; Carsten Mller

    2014-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Electroweak processes in high-energy lepton collisions are considered in a situation where the incident center-of-mass energy lies below the reaction threshold, but is boosted to the required level by subsequent laser acceleration. Within the framework of laser-dressed quantum field theory, we study the laser-boosted process $\\ell^+ \\ell^- \\to HZ^0$ in detail and specify the technical demands needed for its experimental realization. Further, we outline possible qualitative differences to field-free processes regarding the detection of the produced Higgs bosons.

  1. Measurement of the Higgs Boson Mass with a Linear e+e- Collider

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    P. Garcia-Abia; W. Lohmann; A. Raspereza

    2005-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The potential of a linear e+e- collider operated at a centre-of-mass energy of 350 GeV is studied for the measurement of the Higgs boson mass. An integrated luminosity of 500 fb-1 is assumed. For Higgs boson masses of 120, 150 and 180 GeV the uncertainty on the Higgs boson mass measurement is estimated to be 40, 65 and 70 MeV, respectively. The effects of beam related systematics, namely a bias in the beam energy measurement, the beam energy spread and the luminosity spectrum due to beamstrahlung, on the precision of the Higgs boson mass measurement are investigated. In order to keep the systematic uncertainty on the Higgs boson mass well below the level of the statistical error, the beam energy measurement must be controlled with a relative precision better than 10-4.

  2. Dark matter and Higgs boson collider implications of fermions in an abelian-gauged hidden sector

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    Shrihari Gopalakrishna; Seung J. Lee; James D. Wells

    2009-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We add fermions to an abelian-gauged hidden sector. We show that the lightest can be the dark matter with the right thermal relic abundance, and discovery is within reach of upcoming dark matter detectors. We also show that these fermions change Higgs boson phenomenology at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and in particular could induce a large invisible width to the lightest Higgs boson state. Such an invisibly decaying Higgs boson can be discovered with good significance in the vector boson fusion channel at the LHC.

  3. Combined CDF and D0 Searches for the Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying to Two Photons with up to 8.2 fb^-1

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    Not Available

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We combine results from CDF and D0's direct searches for the standard model (SM) Higgs boson (H) produced in p{bar p} collisions at the Fermilab Tevatron at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV, focusing on the decay H {yields} {gamma}{gamma}. We compute upper limits on the Higgs boson production cross section times the decay branching fraction in the range 100 < m{sub H} < 150 GeV/c{sup 2}, and we interpret the results in the context of the standard model. We use the MSTW08 parton distribution functions and the latest theoretical cross section predictions when testing for the presence of a SM Higgs boson. With datasets corresponding to 7.0 fb{sup -1} (CDF) and 8.2 fb{sup -1} (D0), the 95% C.L. upper limits on Higgs boson production is a factor of 10.5 times the SM cross section for a Higgs boson mass of 115 GeV/c{sup 2}.

  4. Search for Standard Model Higgs Boson in H to WW Channel at CDF

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    J. Pursley; for the CDF Collaboration

    2009-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a search for standard model Higgs boson to WW(*) production in dilepton plus missing transverse energy final states in data collected by the CDF II detector corresponding to 4.8/fb of integrated luminosity. To maximize sensitivity, the multivariate discriminants used to separate signal from background in the opposite-sign dilepton event sample are independently optimized for final states with zero, one, or two or more identified jets. All significant Higgs boson production modes (gluon fusion, associated production with either a W or Z boson, and vector boson fusion) are considered in determining potential signal contributions. We also incorporate a separate analysis of the same-sign dilepton event sample which potentially contains additional signal events originating from associated Higgs boson production mechanisms. Cross section limits relative to the combined SM predictions are presented for a range of Higgs boson mass hypotheses between 110 and 200 GeV/c^2.

  5. Search for a Higgs boson produced in association with a Z boson in p anti-p collisions

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    Abazov, V.M.; /Dubna, JINR; Abbott, B.; /Oklahoma U.; Abolins, M.; /Michigan State U.; Acharya, B.S.; /Tata Inst.; Adams, M.; /Illinois U., Chicago; Adams, T.; /Florida State U.; Aguilo, E.; /Alberta U.; Ahn, S.H.; /Korea U., KODEL; Ahsan, M.; /Kansas State U.; Alexeev, G.D.; /Dubna, JINR; Alkhazov, G.; /St. Petersburg, INP /Northeastern U.

    2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a search for the standard model Higgs boson with a mass of 105 GeV/c{sup 2} to 145 GeV/c{sup 2} in data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of approximately 450 pb{sup -1} collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron p{bar p} collider at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV. The Higgs boson is required to be produced in association with a Z boson, and the Z boson is required to decay to either electrons or muons with the Higgs boson decaying to a b{bar b} pair. The data are well described by the expected background, leading to 95% confidence level cross section upper limits {sigma}p{bar p} {yields} ZH x B(H {yields} b{bar b}) in the range of 3.1 pb to 4.4 pb.

  6. Higgs boson resonance parameters and the finite temperature phase transition in a chirally invariant Higgs-Yukawa model

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    John Bulava; Philip Gerhold; Karl Jansen; Jim Kallarackal; Attila Nagy

    2011-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a chirally invariant Higgs-Yukawa model regulated on a space-time lattice. We calculate Higgs boson resonance parameters and mass bounds for various values of the mass of the degenerate fermion doublet. Also, first results on the phase transition temperature are presented. In general, this model may be relevant for BSM scenarios with a heavy fourth generation of quarks.

  7. Effective Yukawa couplings and flavor-changing Higgs boson decays at linear colliders

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    Gabrielli, E. [CERN, PH-TH, CH-1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Mele, B. [INFN, Sezione di Roma, c/o Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Roma 'La Sapienza', Piazzale A. Moro 2, I-00185 Rome (Italy)

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze the advantages of a linear-collider program for testing a recent theoretical proposal where the Higgs boson Yukawa couplings are radiatively generated, keeping unchanged the standard-model mechanism for electroweak-gauge-symmetry breaking. Fermion masses arise at a large energy scale through an unknown mechanism, and the standard model at the electroweak scale is regarded as an effective field theory. In this scenario, Higgs boson decays into photons and electroweak gauge-boson pairs are considerably enhanced for a light Higgs boson, which makes a signal observation at the LHC straightforward. On the other hand, the clean environment of a linear collider is required to directly probe the radiative fermionic sector of the Higgs boson couplings. Also, we show that the flavor-changing Higgs boson decays are dramatically enhanced with respect to the standard model. In particular, we find a measurable branching ratio in the range (10{sup -4}-10{sup -3}) for the decay H{yields}bs for a Higgs boson lighter than 140 GeV, depending on the high-energy scale where Yukawa couplings vanish. We present a detailed analysis of the Higgs boson production cross sections at linear colliders for interesting decay signatures, as well as branching-ratio correlations for different flavor-conserving/nonconserving fermionic decays.

  8. Discovery Prospects for NMSSM Higgs Bosons at the High-Energy Large Hadron Collider

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    S. F. King; M. Muhlleitner; R. Nevzorov; K. Walz

    2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the discovery prospects for NMSSM Higgs bosons during the 13~TeV run of the LHC. While one of the neutral Higgs bosons is demanded to have a mass around 125~GeV and Standard Model (SM)-like properties, there can be substantially lighter, nearby or heavier Higgs bosons, that have not been excluded yet by LEP, Tevatron or the 8~TeV run of the LHC. The challenge consists in discovering the whole NMSSM Higgs mass spectrum. We present the rates for production and subsequent decay of the neutral NMSSM Higgs bosons in the most promising final states and discuss their possible discovery. The prospects for pinning down the Higgs sector of the Natural NMSSM will be analysed taking into account alternative search channels. We give a series of benchmark scenarios compatible with the experimental constraints, that feature Higgs-to-Higgs decays and entail (exotic) signatures with multi-fermion and/or multi-photon final states. These decay chains furthermore give access to the trilinear Higgs self-couplings. We briefly discuss the possibility of exploiting coupling sum rules in case not all the NMSSM Higgs bosons are discovered.

  9. Lepton flavor violating Higgs boson decays from massive seesaw neutrinos

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    Arganda, Ernesto; Curiel, Ana M.; Herrero, Maria J.; Temes, David [Departamento de Fisica Teorica, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain); Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, LAPTH (France)

    2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lepton flavor violating Higgs boson decays are studied within the context of seesaw models with Majorana massive neutrinos. Two models are considered: the SM-seesaw, with the standard model particle content plus three right-handed neutrinos, and the MSSM-seesaw, with the minimal supersymmetric standard model particle content plus three right-handed neutrinos and their supersymmetric partners. The widths for these decays are derived from a full one-loop diagrammatic computation in both models, and they are analyzed numerically in terms of the seesaw parameters, namely, the Dirac and Majorana mass matrices. Several possible scenarios for these mass matrices that are compatible with neutrino data are considered. In the SM-seesaw case, very small branching ratios are found for all studied scenarios. These ratios are explained as a consequence of the decoupling behavior of the heavy right-handed neutrinos. In contrast, in the MSSM-seesaw case, sizable branching ratios are found for some of the leptonic flavor violating decays of the MSSM neutral Higgs bosons and for some choices of the seesaw matrices and MSSM parameters. The relevance of the two competing sources of lepton flavor changing interactions in the MSSM-seesaw case is also discussed. The nondecoupling behavior of the supersymmetric particles contributing in the loop diagrams is finally shown.

  10. Citation: J. Beringer et al. (Particle Data Group), PR D86, 010001 (2012) (URL: http://pdg.lbl.gov) Higgs Bosons --H0

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    ://pdg.lbl.gov) Higgs Bosons -- H0 and H± , Searches for A REVIEW GOES HERE ­ Check our WWW List of Reviews CONTENTS:CONTENTS:CONTENTS:CONTENTS: Standard Model H0 (Higgs Boson) Mass Limits - H0 Direct Search Limits - H0 Indirect Mass Limits from Electroweak Analysis Mass Limits for Neutral Higgs Bosons in Supersymmetric Models - H0 1 (Higgs Boson) Mass

  11. Search for the Higgs boson in fermionic channels using the ATLAS detector

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    Mochizuki, Kazuya; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The property measurements of the recently discovered boson at around the mass of 125 GeV con rm that it is compatible with the Higgs boson which is predicted by the Standard Model. Since those measurements are performed using the bosonic decay channels, it is particularly important to observe and measure the same boson using the fermionic decay channels. We present the reviews of the searches for the Higgs boson decaying to a pair of $\\tau$-leptons, muons, and $b$-quarks with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.

  12. Search for standard model Higgs boson production in association with a W boson using a neural network discriminant at CDF

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    Xie, Si

    We present a search for standard model Higgs boson production in association with a W boson in proton-antiproton collisions (pp??W[superscript ]H???bb?) at a center of mass energy of 1.96 TeV. The search employs data ...

  13. Higgs Partner Searches and Dark Matter Phenomenology in a Classically Scale Invariant Higgs Boson Sector

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    Arsham Farzinnia; Jing Ren

    2014-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In a previous work, a classically scale invariant extension of the standard model was proposed, as a potential candidate for resolving the hierarchy problem, by minimally introducing a complex gauge singlet scalar, and generating radiative electroweak symmetry breaking by means of the Coleman- Weinberg Mechanism. Postulating the singlet sector to respect the CP-symmetry, the existence of a stable pseudoscalar dark matter candidate with a mass in the TeV range was demonstrated. More- over, the model predicted the presence of another physical CP-even Higgs boson (with suppressed tree-level couplings), in addition to the 125 GeV scalar discovered by the LHC. The viable region of the parameter space was determined by various theoretical and experimental considerations. In this work, we continue to examine the phenomenological implications of the proposed minimal sce- nario by considering the constraints from the dark matter relic density, as determined by the Planck collaboration, as well as the direct detection bounds from the LUX experiment. Furthermore, we investigate the implications of the collider Higgs searches for the additional Higgs boson. Our results are comprehensively demonstrated in unified exclusion plots, which analyze the viable region of the parameter space from all relevant angles, demonstrating the testability of the proposed scenario.

  14. Higgs boson mass bounds in the presence of a heavy fourth quark family

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    John Bulava; Philipp Gerhold; Karl Jansen; Jim Kallarackal; Attila Nagy

    2013-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We present Higgs boson mass bounds in a lattice regularization allowing thus for non-perturbative investigations. In particular, we employ a lattice modified chiral invariant Higgs-Yukawa model using the overlap operator. We show results for the upper and lower Higgs boson mass bounds in the presence of a heavy mass-degenerate quark doublet with masses ranging up to 700 GeV. We perform infinite volume extrapolations in most cases, and examine several values of the lattice cutoff. Furthermore, we argue that the lower Higgs boson mass bound is stable with respect to the addition of higher dimensional operators to the scalar field potential. Our results have severe consequences for the phenomenology of a fourth generation of quarks if a light Higgs boson is discovered at the LHC.

  15. LHC Searches for The Heavy Higgs Boson via Two B Jets plus Diphoton

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    Ning Chen; Chun Du; Yaquan Fang; Lan-Chun L

    2014-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Extra scalar fields are common in beyond Standard Model (SM) new physics, and they may mix with the 125 GeV SM-like Higgs boson discovered at the LHC. This fact suggests possible discovery channels for these new scalar fields with their decay modes involving the 125 GeV Higgs boson. In this work, we explore the LHC search potential of the heavy CP-even Higgs boson H in the two-Higgs-doublet model. We focus on the channel of H decaying to a pair of light CP-even Higgs bosons h, with two h's decaying to two b jets and diphoton sequentially. This channel is particularly involved when the relevant cubic coupling is enhanced. We find such enhancement to be possible when taking a large CP-odd Higgs mass input for the two-Higgs-doublet model spectrum. Analogous to the SM Higgs self-coupling measurement, the two b jets plus diphoton final states are of particular interest due to the manageable SM background. After performing a cut-based analysis of both signal and background processes, we demonstrate the LHC search sensitivities for the heavy CP-even Higgs boson in a broad mass range via the two b jets plus diphoton final states.

  16. Looking for a light Higgs boson in the Z??ll?? channel

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    Gainer, James S.; Keung, Wai-Yee; Low, Ian; Schwaller, Pedro

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The final state obtained when a Higgs boson decays to a photon and a Z boson has been mostly overlooked in current searches for a light Higgs boson. However, when the Z boson decays leptonically, all final state particles in this channel can be measured, allowing for accurate reconstructions of the Higgs mass and angular correlations. We determine the sensitivity of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) running at center of mass energies of 8 and 14 TeV to Standard Model (SM) Higgs bosons with masses in the 120130 GeV range. For the 8 TeV LHC, sensitivity to several times the SM cross section times branching ratio may be obtained with 20 inverse femtobarns of integrated luminosity, while for the 14 TeV LHC, the SM rate is probed with about 100 inverse femtobarns of integrated luminosity.

  17. Looking for a light Higgs boson in the Z??ll?? channel

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    Gainer, James S.; Keung, Wai-Yee; Low, Ian; Schwaller, Pedro

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The final state obtained when a Higgs boson decays to a photon and a Z boson has been mostly overlooked in current searches for a light Higgs boson. However, when the Z boson decays leptonically, all final state particles in this channel can be measured, allowing for accurate reconstructions of the Higgs mass and angular correlations. We determine the sensitivity of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) running at center of mass energies of 8 and 14 TeV to Standard Model (SM) Higgs bosons with masses in the 120130 GeV range. For the 8 TeV LHC, sensitivity to several times themoreSM cross section times branching ratio may be obtained with 20 inverse femtobarns of integrated luminosity, while for the 14 TeV LHC, the SM rate is probed with about 100 inverse femtobarns of integrated luminosity.less

  18. A search for the Higgs Boson in H -> ZZ -> 4l mode

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    Mario Pelliccioni for the CMS Collaboration

    2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for a Higgs boson in the decay channel ${\\rm H} \\rightarrow {\\rm ZZ}^{(*)}$ with each Z boson decaying to an electron or muon pair is presented using pp collisions from the LHC at $\\sqrt s$ = 7 TeV. The data analyzed correspond to an integrated luminosity of $1.13 \\pm 0.07$ fb$^{-1}$ recorded by the CMS detector in 2010 and 2011. The search covers Higgs boson mass ($m_{\\rm H}$) hypotheses of $110 Higgs boson with standard model-like decays exclude cross sections from about one to two times the expected standard model cross section for masses in the range $180 Higgs boson with a mass in the range 138 -162 $\\GeVcc$ and 178-502 $\\GeVcc$ is excluded at 95% CL.

  19. Searches for a high mass Standard Model Higgs boson at the Tevatron

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    S. Pagan Griso

    2009-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Higgs boson searches are commonly considered one of the main objectives of particle physics nowadays. The latest results obtained by the CDF and D0 collaborations are presented here when searching for Higgs boson decaying into a W-boson pair, currently the most sensitive channel for masses greater than 130 GeV. The presented results are based on an integrated luminosity that ranges from 3.0 to 4.2 fb^-1. No significant excess over expected background is observed and the 95% CL limits are set for a Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson for different mass hypotheses ranging from 100 GeV to 200 GeV. The combination of CDF and D0 results is also presented, which exclude for the first time a SM Higgs boson in the 160 < mH < 170 GeV mass range.

  20. Evidence for a Particle Produced in Association with Weak Bosons and Decaying to a Bottom-Antibottom Quark Pair in Higgs Boson Searches at the Tevatron

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    Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo

    We combine searches by the CDF and D0 Collaborations for the associated production of a Higgs boson with a W or Z boson and subsequent decay of the Higgs boson to a bottom-antibottom quark pair. The data, originating from ...

  1. Search for the Higgs boson produced in association with a Z boson and decaying to a pair of bottom quarks with the ATLAS experiment at LHC

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    Lion, Alio

    Search for the Higgs boson produced in association with a Z boson and decaying to a pair of bottom quarks, where the Z boson decays to two neutrinos. The thesis focuses on two works: one is identification jets originated from b-quarks with the help of b-tagging algorithms, the other is to select the events with high missing transverse energy from the decays of Z boson to two neutrinos using the triggers. The selection is performed to select the signal from Higgs boson, then signal and background outputs are used in the statistical analysis to estimate the significance of Higgs boson signal, the systematic uncertainties are also included.

  2. Search for the standard model and a fermiophobic Higgs boson in diphoton final states

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    D0 Collaboration

    2011-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a search for the standard model Higgs boson and a fermiophobic Higgs boson in the diphoton final states based on 8.2 fb-1 of ppbar collisions collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. No excess of data above background predictions is observed and upper limits at the 95% C.L. on the cross section multiplied by the branching fraction are set which are the most restrictive to date. A fermiophobic Higgs boson with a mass below 112.9 GeV is excluded at the 95% C.L.

  3. A Search for Higgs Boson in $H\\rightarrow W^+W^-$

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    Kevin Sung; for the CMS Collaboration

    2011-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for the Higgs boson decaying to $W^+W^-$ has been performed on $1.1\\:$fb$^{-1}$ of pp collision data at $\\sqrt{s}=7\\:$TeV collected with the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector in 2011. No significant excess above Standard Model background expectation is observed, and upper limits on Higgs boson cross section production are derived, excluding the presence of a Higgs boson with mass in the range of $[150, 193]\\:$GeV$/c^{2}$ at 95% confidence level.

  4. Higgs Boson Search at e+e- and Photon Linear Colliders

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    M. M. Muhlleitner

    2005-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The various search modes for the Higgs bosons of the Standard Model (SM) and its Minimal Supersymmetric Extension (MSSM) at the International Linear Collider (ILC) will be summarized briefly. In particular, as a unique discovery mode the production of heavy neutral MSSM Higgs bosons for medium values of $\\tan\\beta$ in photon collisions will be presented. Furthermore, $\\tau^+\\tau^-$ fusion into MSSM Higgs bosons in the photon mode will be shown to give access to the mixing parameter $\\tan\\beta$ with a precision of better than 10% for large values of this parameter.

  5. Searches for the SM Higgs Boson in Association with Top Quarks at LHC

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    Zanzi, Daniele; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Summary of the Run-I results of the searches for the SM Higgs boson produced in associations with top quarks at the LHC. Results performed by both the ATLAS and CMS experiments are presented and include the searches for the Higgs boson produced in association with either a top quark pair or a single top quark. Measurements of the top Yukawa coupling from the combinations of all CMS and ATLAS Higgs boson measurements are also presented together with prospects for the LHC Run-II. Talk for the 25th International Workshop on Weak Interactions and Neutrinos (WIN2015), 08/06/15 in Heidelberg.

  6. Combined upper limit on Standard Model Higgs boson production at CDF

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    Buzatu Adrian

    2012-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The Higgs boson is the only elementary particle predicted by the Standard Model (SM) that has neither been confirmed nor refuted. The CDF collaboration has performed SM Higgs searches in many channels using $p\\pbar$ collisions at a centre-of-mass energy $\\sqrt{s}=1.96\\tev$. We present the latest combined Higgs boson search at CDF. Since the previous year's combination, the sensitivity is increased through the addition of new channels, the improvement of existing channels and the addition of new data samples. We also use the latest parton distribution functions and $gg \\rightarrow H$ theoretical cross sections when modelling the signal event yields. Using integrated luminosities of up to 8.2 $\\invfb$, we observe a good agreement between data and the background prediction. Since we do not see a Higgs boson excess, we set 95% CL upper limits on the Higgs boson cross section in the range between 100 and 200 $\\gevcc$, with 5 $\\gevcc$ increments. The observed (expected) limits for a 115 and a 165 $\\gevcc$ Higgs boson are 1.55 (1.49) and 0.75 (0.79) $\\times$ SM, respectively. Since last year, the Higgs boson excluded range by CDF is extended to 156.5 - 173.7 and 100 - 104.5 $\\gevcc$.

  7. Combined upper limit on Standard Model Higgs boson production at CDF

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    Adrian, Buzatu; /McGill U.

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Higgs boson is the only elementary particle predicted by the Standard Model (SM) that has neither been confirmed nor refuted. The CDF collaboration has performed SM Higgs searches in many channels using p{bar p} collisions at a centre-of-mass energy {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. We present the latest combined Higgs boson search at CDF. Since the previous year's combination, the sensitivity is increased through the addition of new channels, the improvement of existing channels and the addition of new data samples. We also use the latest parton distribution functions and gg {yields} H theoretical cross sections when modelling the signal event yields. Using integrated luminosities of up to 8.2 fb{sup -1}, we observe a good agreement between data and the background prediction. Since we do not see a Higgs boson excess, we set 95% CL upper limits on the Higgs boson cross section in the range between 100 and 200 GeV/c{sup 2}, with 5 GeV/c{sup 2} increments. The observed (expected) limits for a 115 and a 165 GeV/c{sup 2} Higgs boson are 1.55 (1.49) and 0.75 (0.79) x SM, respectively. Since last year, the Higgs boson excluded range by CDF is extended to 156.5 - 173.7 and 100 - 104.5 GeV/c{sup 2}.

  8. Higgs boson decay into b-quarks at NNLO accuracy

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    Del Duca, Vittorio; Somogyi, Gabor; Tramontano, Francesco; Trocsanyi, Zoltan

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute the fully differential decay rate of the Standard Model Higgs boson into b-quarks at next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) accuracy in alpha_S. We employ a general subtraction scheme developed for the calculation of higher order perturbative corrections to QCD jet cross sections, which is based on the universal infrared factorization properties of QCD squared matrix elements. We show that the subtractions render the various contributions to the NNLO correction finite. In particular, we demonstrate analytically that the sum of integrated subtraction terms correctly reproduces the infrared poles of the two-loop double virtual contribution to this process. We present illustrative differential distributions obtained by implementing the method in a parton level Monte Carlo program. The basic ingredients of our subtraction scheme, used here for the first time to compute a physical observable, are universal and can be employed for the computation of more involved processes.

  9. Asymptotic safety of gravity and the Higgs boson mass

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    Mikhail Shaposhnikov; Christof Wetterich

    2010-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    There are indications that gravity is asymptotically safe. The Standard Model (SM) plus gravity could be valid up to arbitrarily high energies. Supposing that this is indeed the case and assuming that there are no intermediate energy scales between the Fermi and Planck scales we address the question of whether the mass of the Higgs boson $m_H$ can be predicted. For a positive gravity induced anomalous dimension $A_\\lambda>0$ the running of the quartic scalar self interaction $\\lambda$ at scales beyond the Planck mass is determined by a fixed point at zero. This results in $m_H=m_{\\rm min}=126$ GeV, with only a few GeV uncertainty. This prediction is independent of the details of the short distance running and holds for a wide class of extensions of the SM as well. For $A_\\lambda 0$ is favored by explicit computations existing in the literature.

  10. Search for exotic decays of a Higgs boson into undetectable particles and photons

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    CMS Collaboration

    2015-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search is presented for exotic decays of a Higgs boson into undetectable particles and one or two isolated photons in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of up to 19.4 inverse femtobarns collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. Higgs bosons produced in gluon-gluon fusion and in association with a Z boson are investigated, using models in which the Higgs boson decays into a gravitino and a neutralino or a pair of neutralinos, followed by the decay of the neutralino to a gravitino and a photon. The selected events are consistent with the background-only hypothesis, and limits are placed on the product of cross sections and branching fractions. Assuming a standard model Higgs boson production cross-section, a 95% confidence level upper limit is set on the branching fraction of a 125 GeV Higgs boson decaying into undetectable particles and one or two isolated photons as a function of the neutralino mass. For neutralino masses from 1 to 120 GeV an upper limit in the range of 7 to 13% is obtained. Further results are given as a function of the neutralino lifetime, and also for a range of Higgs boson masses.

  11. Discovery Prospects for NMSSM Higgs Bosons at the High-Energy Large Hadron Collider

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    King, S F; Nevzorov, R; Walz, K

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the discovery prospects for NMSSM Higgs bosons during the 13~TeV run of the LHC. While one of the neutral Higgs bosons is demanded to have a mass around 125~GeV and Standard Model (SM)-like properties, there can be substantially lighter, nearby or heavier Higgs bosons, that have not been excluded yet by LEP, Tevatron or the 8~TeV run of the LHC. The challenge consists in discovering the whole NMSSM Higgs mass spectrum. We present the rates for production and subsequent decay of the neutral NMSSM Higgs bosons in the most promising final states and discuss their possible discovery. The prospects for pinning down the Higgs sector of the Natural NMSSM will be analysed taking into account alternative search channels. We give a series of benchmark scenarios compatible with the experimental constraints, that feature Higgs-to-Higgs decays and entail (exotic) signatures with multi-fermion and/or multi-photon final states. These decay chains furthermore give access to the trilinear Higgs self-couplings. ...

  12. Search for the Higgs boson in the all-hadronic final state using the CDF II detector

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    CDF Collaboration

    2011-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on a search for the production of the Higgs boson decaying to two bottom quarks accompanied by two additional quarks. The data sample used corresponds to an integrated luminosity of approximately 4\\,\\invfb\\, of \\ppbar\\, collisions at $\\sqrt{s}=1.96$\\,TeV recorded by the CDF II experiment. This search includes twice the integrated luminosity of the previous published result, uses analysis techniques to distinguish jets originating from light flavor quarks and those from gluon radiation, and adds sensitivity to a Higgs boson produced by vector boson fusion. We find no evidence of the Higgs boson and place limits on the Higgs boson production cross section for Higgs boson masses between 100\\,\\gevcc\\, and 150\\,\\gevcc\\, at the 95% confidence level. For a Higgs boson mass of 120\\,\\gevcc\\, the observed (expected) limit is 10.5\\,(20.0) times the predicted Standard Model cross section.

  13. Citation: K. Nakamura et al. (Particle Data Group), JP G 37, 075021 (2010) and 2011 partial update for the 2012 edition (URL: http://pdg.lbl.gov) Higgs Bosons --H0

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    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for the 2012 edition (URL: http://pdg.lbl.gov) Higgs Bosons -- H0 and H , Searches for A REVIEW GOES HERE Check our WWW List of Reviews STANDARD MODEL H0 (Higgs Boson) MASS LIMITSSTANDARD MODEL H0 (Higgs Boson) MASS LIMITSSTANDARD MODEL H0 (Higgs Boson) MASS LIMITSSTANDARD MODEL H0 (Higgs Boson) MASS LIMITS

  14. Search for the associated production of the Higgs boson with a top-quark pair

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    Khachatryan, Vardan [Yerevan Physics Institute (Armenia)

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a top-quark pair (t?tH) is presented, using data samples corresponding to integrated luminosities of up to 5.1 fb? and 19.7 fb? collected in pp collisions at center-of-mass energies of 7 TeV and 8 TeV respectively. The search is based on the following signatures of the Higgs boson decay: H ? hadrons, H ? photons, and H ? leptons. The results are characterized by an observed t?tH signal strength relative to the standard model cross section, ?=?/?SM, under the assumption that the Higgs boson decays as expected in the standard model. The best fit value is ? = 2.8 1.0 for a Higgs boson mass of 125.6 GeV.

  15. Search for the associated production of the Higgs boson with a top-quark pair

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    Khachatryan, Vardan

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a top-quark pair (t?tH) is presented, using data samples corresponding to integrated luminosities of up to 5.1 fb? and 19.7 fb? collected in pp collisions at center-of-mass energies of 7 TeV and 8 TeV respectively. The search is based on the following signatures of the Higgs boson decay: H ? hadrons, H ? photons, and H ? leptons. The results are characterized by an observed t?tH signal strength relative to the standard model cross section, ?=?/?SM, under the assumption that the Higgs boson decays as expected in themorestandard model. The best fit value is ? = 2.8 1.0 for a Higgs boson mass of 125.6 GeV.less

  16. Search for the associated production of the Higgs boson with a top-quark pair

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    Khachatryan, Vardan [Yerevan Physics Institute (Armenia)

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a top-quark pair (t?tH) is presented, using data samples corresponding to integrated luminosities of up to 5.1 fb? and 19.7 fb? collected in pp collisions at center-of-mass energies of 7 TeV and 8 TeV respectively. The search is based on the following signatures of the Higgs boson decay: H ? hadrons, H ? photons, and H ? leptons. The results are characterized by an observed t?tH signal strength relative to the standard model cross section, ?=?/?SM, under the assumption that the Higgs boson decays as expected in the standard model. The best fit value is ? = 2.8 1.0 for a Higgs boson mass of 125.6 GeV.

  17. Search for the Higgs boson in its decay into tau leptons at CMS

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    Chan, Matthew Hans

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the H --> rr channel is presented. The search is performed on proton collision data collected by the Compact Muon Solenoid at the Large Hadron Collider. The data corresponds ...

  18. Measurements of the properties of the Higgs boson using the ATLAS detector

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    Webster, Jordan S; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A review of Run 1 results on the mass, spin CP properties, off-shell couplings, and differential cross section measurements of the Higgs boson using the ATLAS detector will be presented.

  19. Higgs boson and beyond: the quest for new laws of physics discussed...

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    Frontiers in Science lectures Higgs boson and beyond: the quest for new laws of physics discussed at Frontiers in Science lectures The lecture series is intended to increase local...

  20. Search for the Higgs boson in lepton, tau and jets final states...

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    Search for the Higgs boson in lepton, tau and jets final states Re-direct Destination: Abstract Not Provided U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science...

  1. Search for Top Squark and Higgsino Production Using Diphoton Higgs Boson Decays

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    Apyan, Aram

    Results are presented of a search for a natural supersymmetry scenario with gauge mediated symmetry breaking. It is assumed that only the supersymmetric partners of the top quark (the top squark) and the Higgs boson ...

  2. Search for neutral Higgs bosons in events with multiple bottom quarks at the Tevatron

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    Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo

    The combination of searches performed by the CDF and D0 collaborations at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider for neutral Higgs bosons produced in association with b quarks is reported. The data, corresponding to 2.6??fb[superscript ...

  3. Observation of the diphoton decay of the Higgs boson and measurement of its properties

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    Apyan, Aram

    Observation of the diphoton decay mode of the recently discovered Higgs boson and measurement of some of its properties are reported. The analysis uses the entire dataset collected by the CMS experiment in proton-proton ...

  4. Evidence for a Particle Produced in Association with Weak Bosons and Decaying to a Bottom-Antibottom Quark Pair in Higgs Boson Searches at the Tevatron

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    Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Chen, G.; Clutter, Justace Randall; Sekaric, Jadranka; Wilson, Graham Wallace; Aaltonen, T.; Abazov, V. M.; Abbott, B.; Acharya, B. S.; Adams, M.; Adams, T.; Alexeev, G. D.; Alkhazov, G.; Alton, A.

    2012-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Evidence for a Particle Produced in Association with Weak Bosons and Decaying to a Bottom-Antibottom Quark Pair in Higgs Boson Searches at the Tevatron T. Aaltonen,12,* V.M. Abazov,48, B. Abbott,112, B. S. Acharya,31, M. Adams,78, T. Adams,74...; published 14 August 2012) We combine searches by the CDF and D0 Collaborations for the associated production of a Higgs boson with a W or Z boson and subsequent decay of the Higgs boson to a bottom-antibottom quark pair. The data, originating from Fermilab...

  5. Next-to-leading order QCD corrections to light Higgs Pair production via vector boson fusion

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    Terrance Figy

    2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the NLO QCD corrections for light Higgs pair production via vector boson fusion at the LHC within the CP conserving type II two higgs doublet model in the form of a fully flexible parton--level Monte Carlo program. Scale dependences on integrated cross sections and distributions are reduced with QCD K-factors of order unity.

  6. On leptonic decay of a heavy quarkonium with a Higgs-boson emission

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    G. A. Kozlov

    2005-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A leptonic $(\\bar l l)$ decay of a heavy quark-antiquark bound state $T(\\bar QQ)$ with a Higgs-boson $H$ emission is investigated. The applying of the well-known low-energy theorem to meson-Higgs coupling allows one to estimate the probability of the decay $T(\\bar QQ)\\to \\bar ll H$. The only a simple version of the Standard Model extension containing two-Higgs doublet is considered.

  7. Background to Higgs-boson searches from internal conversions of off-shell photons associated with $Z/?^*$-boson production at the LHC

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    Anatoli Fedynitch; Mieczyslaw Witold Krasny; Wies?aw P?aczek

    2015-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the studies of the background contribution to the $H \\rightarrow 4l$ searches originating from the processes of off-shell (virtual) photon emissions and their conversions into lepton pairs accompanying the production of $Z/ \\gamma ^*$-bosons at the LHC. They extend the analyses of the irreducible background presented in the ATLAS and CMS Higgs papers by taking into account the emissions of off-shell photons by parton showers. Including these effects does not change significantly the Higgs-searches background level, provided that the transverse momentum of each of the final-state leptons is restricted to the range of $p_{T, l} > 7$ GeV. In the kinematical region extended towards lower lepton transverse momenta the parton-shower contribution becomes important. A measurement method for pinning down the parton-shower effects is proposed.

  8. Higgs boson plus photon production at the LHC: a clean probe of the b-quark parton densities

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    Emidio Gabrielli; Barbara Mele; Johan Rathsman

    2007-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Higgs boson production in association with a high pT photon at the CERN Large Hadron Collider is analyzed, in the framework of the MSSM model, for the heavier neutral Higgs bosons. The request of an additional photon in the exclusive Higgs boson final state selects b-quark pairs among the possible initial partonic states, since gluon-gluon initial states are not allowed by C-parity conservation. Hence, the measurement of cross sections for neutral Higgs boson plus photon production can provide a clean probe of the b-quark density in the proton as well as of the b-quark Yukawa coupling. The suppression of the production rates by the b-quark electromagnetic coupling can be compensated by the enhanced Higgs boson Yukawa coupling to b's in the large tan(beta) regime. The Higgs boson decay into a tau-lepton pair is considered, and irreducible backgrounds with corresponding signal significances are evaluated.

  9. Testing Minimal Universal Extra Dimensions Using Higgs Boson Searches at the LHC

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    Genevieve Belanger; Alexander Belyaev; Matthew Brown; Mitsuru Kakizaki; Alexander Pukhov

    2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Large Hadron Collider (LHC) searches for the SM Higgs boson provide a powerful limit on models involving Universal Extra Dimensions (UED) where the Higgs production is enhanced. We have evaluated all one-loop diagrams for Higgs production from gluon fusion and decay to two photons within "minimal" UED (mUED), independently confirming previous results, and we have evaluated enhancement factors for Higgs boson production and decay over the mUED parameter space. Using these we have derived limits on the parameter space, combining data from both ATLAS and CMS collaborations for the most recent 7 TeV and 8 TeV LHC data. We have performed a rigorous statistical combination of several Higgs boson search channels which is important because mUED signatures from the Higgs boson are not universally enhanced. We have found that 1/R 1000 GeV) around m_h = 118 GeV are left. The latter is likely to be excluded as more data becomes available whereas the region around 125 GeV is where the recently discovered Higgs-like particle was observed and therefore where the exclusion limit is weaker. It is worth stressing that mUED predicts an enhancement for all channels for Higgs production by gluon fusion and decay while the vector boson fusion process WW/ZZ -> h -> AA is generically suppressed and WW/ZZ -> h -> WW*/ZZ* is standard. Therefore, as more 8 TeV LHC data becomes available, the information on individual Higgs boson production and decay processes provided by the CMS and ATLAS experiments can be effectively used to favour mUED or exclude it further.

  10. A Search for the Higgs Boson in the $ZH$ Dilepton Decay Channel at CDF II

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    Shekhar, Ravi; /Duke U.

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation describes a search for the Standard Model Higgs boson produced in association with the Z boson via Higgs-strahlung at the CDF II detector at the Tevatron. At a Higgs boson mass between 100 GeV/c{sup 2} and 135 GeV/c{sup 2}, the primary Higgs decay mode is to a pair of b quarks. The associated Z boson can decay to a pair of electrons or muons, allowing detection of a final event signature of two visible leptons and two b quarks. This final state allows reduction of large QCD backgrounds compared to a hadronic Z boson decay, leading to a more sensitive search. To increase sensitivity, standard model matrix element probabilities for ZH signal and the dominant backgrounds are used as components to a likelihood fit in signal fraction. In 2.7 fb{sup -1} of CDF II data, we see no evidence of production of a Higgs boson with a mass between 100 GeV c{sup 2} and 150 GeV/c{sup 2}. Using the Feldman-Cousins technique to set a limit, at 95% coverage and a Higgs boson mass of 115 GeV/c{sup 2}, the median expected limit was 12.1 x {sigma}{sub SM} and a limit of 8.2 x {sigma}{sub SM} was observed, where {sigma}{sub SM} is the NNLO theoretical cross section of p{bar p} {yields}ZH {yields} l +l -b{bar b} at {radical}s=1.96 TeV . Cross section limits are computed at a range of Higgs boson mass values between 100 GeV/c {sup 2} and 150 GeV/c{sup 2}.

  11. Observation and examination of a Higgs boson in the ZZ to four lepton channel

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    Ralph, Duncan (Duncan Kelley)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Results are presented on 5.1 fb- 1 of proton-proton collisions at a center of mass energy of 7 TeV and 19.7 fb- 1 at 8 TeV in a search for decays of the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson to two Z bosons to four charged ...

  12. Measurement of Higgs boson production and properties in the WW decay channel with leptonic final states

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    Apyan, Aram

    A search for the standard model Higgs boson decaying to a W-boson pair at the LHC is reported. The event sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 4.9 fb[superscript ?1] and 19.4 fb[superscript ?1] collected with ...

  13. Search for WH production with a light Higgs bosondecaying to prompt electron-jets in protonprotoncollisions at roots= 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson [35] at this mass.Zupan J 2010 Discovering Higgs boson decays to lepton jetslepton jets from light Higgs boson decay in proton- proton

  14. Looking for a hidden sector in exotic Higgs boson decays with the ATLAS experiment

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    Coccaro, Andrea; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The nature of dark matter is one of the most intriguing questions in particle physics. Dark matter can be postulated to be part of a hidden sector whose interactions with the visible matter are not completely decoupled. The discovery of a fundamental scalar particle compatible with the Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model paves the way for looking for dark matter with novel methods. An overview of the searches looking for a hidden sector in exotic Higgs decays and for invisible decays of the Higgs boson within the ATLAS experiment is presented. Prospects for searches with LHC data at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV are summarized.

  15. Study of the spin and parity of the Higgs boson in diboson decays with the ATLAS detector

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    ATLAS Collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Studies of the spin, parity and tensor couplings of the Higgs boson in the $H\\rightarrow ZZ^*\\rightarrow 4\\ell$ , $H\\rightarrow WW^* \\rightarrow e\

  16. Determination of spin and CP of the Higgs boson from WBF.

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    Buszello, C P; Marquard, P

    ar X iv :h ep -p h/ 06 03 20 9v 1 2 4 M ar 2 00 6 Preprint typeset in JHEP style - PAPER VERSION TTP06-10 SFB/CPP-06-11 CAVENDISH-HEP-06-10 hep-ph/0603209 Determination of Spin and CP of the Higgs Boson from WBF C.-P. Buszello Cavendish... /CP properties of the Higgs boson at the LHC. To cover the mass region below the ZZ threshold we make use of the properties of the production in Weak Boson Fusion (WBF) and the decay chain H ? W+W? ? ?+????. In particular, we study the angular correlations...

  17. Higgs boson discovery through top-partners decays using jet substructure

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    Kribs, Graham D. [Theoretical Physics Department, Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 (United States); Martin, Adam [Theoretical Physics Department, Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States); Roy, Tuhin S. [Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)

    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Top partners--vectorlike quarks which mix predominantly with the top quark, are simple extensions of the standard model present in many theories of new physics such as little Higgs models, topcolor models, and extra dimensions. Through renormalizable mixing with the top quark, these top partners inherit couplings to the Higgs boson. Higgs bosons produced from the decay of top partners are often highly boosted and ideal candidates for analyses based on jet substructure. Using substructure methods, we show that light Higgs bosons decaying to bb can be discovered at the 14 TeV LHC with less than 10 fb{sup -1} for top-partner masses up to 1 TeV.

  18. Off-shell effects in Higgs decays to heavy gauge bosons and signal-background interference in Higgs decays to photons at a linear collider

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    Liebler, Stefan

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss off-shell contributions in Higgs decays to heavy gauge bosons $H\\rightarrow VV^{(*)}$ with $V\\in\\lbrace Z,W\\rbrace$ for a standard model (SM) Higgs boson for both dominant production processes $e^+e^-\\rightarrow ZH\\rightarrow ZVV^{(*)}$ and $e^+e^-\\rightarrow \

  19. Search for exotic decays of a Higgs boson into undetectable particles and photons

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    Khachatryan, Vardan; CMS Collaboration; Tumasyan, Armen; Adam, Wolfgang; A??lar, Ece; Bergauer, Thomas; Brandstetter, Johannes; Brondolin, Erica; Dragicevic, Marko; Er, Janos; Flechl, Martin; Friedl, Markus; Fruehwirth, Rudolf; Ghete, Vasile Mihai; Hartl, Christian; Hrmann, Natascha; Hrubec, Josef; Jeitler, Manfred; Knnz, Valentin; Knig, Axel; Krammer, Manfred; Krtschmer, Ilse; Liko, Dietrich; Matsushita, Takashi; Mikulec, Ivan; Rabady, Dinyar; Rahbaran, Babak; Rohringer, Herbert; Schieck, Jochen; Schfbeck, Robert; Strauss, Josef; Treberer-Treberspurg, Wolfgang; Waltenberger, Wolfgang; Wulz, Claudia-Elisabeth; Mossolov, Vladimir; Shumeiko, Nikolai; Suarez Gonzalez, Juan; Alderweireldt, Sara; Cornelis, Tom; De Wolf, Eddi A; Janssen, Xavier; Knutsson, Albert; Lauwers, Jasper; Luyckx, Sten; Ochesanu, Silvia; Rougny, Romain; Van De Klundert, Merijn; Van Haevermaet, Hans; Van Mechelen, Pierre; Van Remortel, Nick; Van Spilbeeck, Alex; Abu Zeid, Shimaa; Blekman, Freya; D'Hondt, Jorgen; Daci, Nadir; De Bruyn, Isabelle; Deroover, Kevin; Heracleous, Natalie; Keaveney, James; Lowette, Steven; Moreels, Lieselotte; Olbrechts, Annik; Python, Quentin; Strom, Derek; Tavernier, Stefaan; Van Doninck, Walter; Van Mulders, Petra; Van Onsem, Gerrit Patrick; Van Parijs, Isis; Barria, Patrizia; Caillol, Ccile; Clerbaux, Barbara; De Lentdecker, Gilles; Delannoy, Hugo; Fasanella, Giuseppe; Favart, Laurent; Gay, Arnaud; Grebenyuk, Anastasia; Lenzi, Thomas; Lonard, Alexandre; Maerschalk, Thierry; Marinov, Andrey; Perni, Luca; Randle-conde, Aidan; Reis, Thomas; Seva, Tomislav; Vander Velde, Catherine; Vanlaer, Pascal; Yonamine, Ryo; Zenoni, Florian; Zhang, Fengwangdong; Beernaert, Kelly; Benucci, Leonardo; Cimmino, Anna; Crucy, Shannon; Dobur, Didar; Fagot, Alexis; Garcia, Guillaume; Gul, Muhammad; Mccartin, Joseph; Ocampo Rios, Alberto Andres; Poyraz, Deniz; Ryckbosch, Dirk; Salva Diblen, Sinem; Sigamani, Michael; Strobbe, Nadja; Tytgat, Michael; Van Driessche, Ward; Yazgan, Efe; Zaganidis, Nicolas; Basegmez, Suzan; Beluffi, Camille; Bondu, Olivier; Brochet, Sbastien; Bruno, Giacomo; Castello, Roberto; Caudron, Adrien; Ceard, Ludivine; Da Silveira, Gustavo Gil; Delaere, Christophe; Favart, Denis; Forthomme, Laurent; Giammanco, Andrea; Hollar, Jonathan; Jafari, Abideh; Jez, Pavel; Komm, Matthias; Lemaitre, Vincent; Mertens, Alexandre; Nuttens, Claude; Perrini, Lucia; Pin, Arnaud; Piotrzkowski, Krzysztof; Popov, Andrey; Quertenmont, Loic; Selvaggi, Michele; Vidal Marono, Miguel; Beliy, Nikita; Hammad, Gregory Habib; Ald Jnior, Walter Luiz; Alves, Gilvan; Brito, Lucas; Correa Martins Junior, Marcos; Hensel, Carsten; Mora Herrera, Clemencia; Moraes, Arthur; Pol, Maria Elena; Rebello Teles, Patricia; Belchior Batista Das Chagas, Ewerton; Carvalho, Wagner; Chinellato, Jose; Custdio, Analu; Da Costa, Eliza Melo; De Jesus Damiao, Dilson; De Oliveira Martins, Carley; Fonseca De Souza, Sandro; Huertas Guativa, Lina Milena; Malbouisson, Helena; Matos Figueiredo, Diego; Mundim, Luiz; Nogima, Helio; Prado Da Silva, Wanda Lucia; Santoro, Alberto; Sznajder, Andre; Tonelli Manganote, Edmilson Jos; Vilela Pereira, Antonio; Ahuja, Sudha; Bernardes, Cesar Augusto; De Souza Santos, Angelo; Dogra, Sunil; Tomei, Thiago; De Moraes Gregores, Eduardo; Mercadante, Pedro G; Moon, Chang-Seong; Novaes, Sergio F; Padula, Sandra; Romero Abad, David; Ruiz Vargas, Jos Cupertino; Aleksandrov, Aleksandar; Genchev, Vladimir; Hadjiiska, Roumyana; Iaydjiev, Plamen; Piperov, Stefan; Rodozov, Mircho; Stoykova, Stefka; Sultanov, Georgi; Vutova, Mariana; Dimitrov, Anton; Glushkov, Ivan; Litov, Leander; Pavlov, Borislav; Petkov, Peicho; Ahmad, Muhammad; Bian, Jian-Guo; Chen, Guo-Ming; Chen, He-Sheng; Chen, Mingshui; Cheng, Tongguang; Du, Ran; Jiang, Chun-Hua; Plestina, Roko; Romeo, Francesco; Shaheen, Sarmad Masood; Tao, Junquan; Wang, Chunjie; Wang, Zheng; Zhang, Huaqiao; Asawatangtrakuldee, Chayanit; Ban, Yong; Li, Qiang; Liu, Shuai; Mao, Yajun; Qian, Si-Jin; Wang, Dayong; Xu, Zijun; Zou, Wei; Avila, Carlos; Cabrera, Andrs; Chaparro Sierra, Luisa Fernanda; Florez, Carlos; Gomez, Juan Pablo; Gomez Moreno, Bernardo; Sanabria, Juan Carlos; Godinovic, Nikola; Lelas, Damir; Polic, Dunja; Puljak, Ivica; Ribeiro Cipriano, Pedro M; Antunovic, Zeljko; Kovac, Marko; Brigljevic, Vuko; Kadija, Kreso; Luetic, Jelena; Micanovic, Sasa; Sudic, Lucija; Attikis, Alexandros; Mavromanolakis, Georgios; Mousa, Jehad; Nicolaou, Charalambos; Ptochos, Fotios; Razis, Panos A; Rykaczewski, Hans; Bodlak, Martin; Finger, Miroslav; Finger Jr, Michael

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search is presented for exotic decays of a Higgs boson into undetectable particles and one or two isolated photons in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of up to 19.4 fb$^{-1}$ collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. Higgs bosons produced in gluon-gluon fusion and in association with a Z boson are investigated, using models in which the Higgs boson decays into a gravitino and a neutralino or a pair of neutralinos, followed by the decay of the neutralino to a gravitino and a photon. The selected events are consistent with the background-only hypothesis, and limits are placed on the product of cross sections and branching fractions. Assuming a standard model Higgs boson production cross-section, a 95% confidence level upper limit is set on the branching fraction of a 125 GeV Higgs boson decaying into undetectable particles and one or two isolated photons as a function of the neutralino mass. For neutralino masses from 1 to 120 GeV an upper li...

  20. Gluon distribution functions and Higgs boson production at moderate transverse momentum

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    Sun P.; Yuan F.; Xiao, B.W.

    2011-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the gluon distribution functions and their contributions to the Higgs boson production in pp collisions in the transverse momentum-dependent factorization formalism. In addition to the usual azimuthal symmetric transverse momentum-dependent gluon distribution, we find that the azimuthal correlated gluon distribution also contributes to the Higgs boson production. This explains recent findings on the additional contribution in the transverse momentum resummation for the Higgs boson production as compared to that for electroweak boson production processes. We further examine the small-x naive kt-factorization in the dilute region and find that the azimuthal correlated gluon distribution contribution is consistently taken into account. The result agrees with the transverse momentum-dependent factorization formalism. We comment on the possible breakdown of the naive kt-factorization in the dense medium region, due to the unique behaviors for the gluon distributions.

  1. Hiding a Heavy Higgs Boson at the 7 TeV LHC

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    Bai, Yang; Fan, JiJi; Hewett, JoAnne L.

    2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A heavy Standard Model Higgs boson is not only disfavored by electroweak precision observables but is also excluded by direct searches at the 7 TeV LHC for a wide range of masses. Here, we examine scenarios where a heavy Higgs boson can be made consistent with both the indirect constraints and the direct null searches by adding only one new particle beyond the Standard Model. This new particle should be a weak multiplet in order to have additional contributions to the oblique parameters. If it is a color singlet, we find that a heavy Higgs with an intermediate mass of 200-300 GeV can decay into the new states, suppressing the branching ratios for the standard model modes, and thus hiding a heavy Higgs at the LHC. If the new particle is also charged under QCD, the Higgs production cross section from gluon fusion can be reduced significantly due to the new colored particle one-loop contribution. Current collider constraints on the new particles allow for viable parameter space to exist in order to hide a heavy Higgs boson. We categorize the general signatures of these new particles, identify favored regions of their parameter space and point out that discovering or excluding them at the LHC can provide important indirect information for a heavy Higgs. Finally, for a very heavy Higgs boson, beyond the search limit at the 7 TeV LHC, we discuss three additional scenarios where models would be consistent with electroweak precision tests: including an additional vector-like fermion mixing with the top quark, adding another U(1) gauge boson and modifying triple-gauge boson couplings.

  2. CP-odd component of the lightest neutral Higgs boson in the MSSM

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    Bing Li; Carlos E. M. Wagner

    2015-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The Higgs sector of the Minimal Supersymmetric Extension of the Standard Model may be described with a two Higgs doublet model with properties that depend on the soft supersymmetry breaking parameters. For instance, flavor independent CP-violating phases associated with the gaugino masses, the squark trilinear mass parameters and the Higgsino mass parameter $\\mu$ may lead to sizable CP-violation in the Higgs sector. For these CP-violating effects to affect the properties of the recently observed SM-like Higgs resonance, the non-standard charged and neutral Higgs bosons masses must be of the order of the weak scale, and both $\\mu$ as well as the trilinear stop mass parameter $A_t$ must be of the order or larger than the stop mass parameters. Constraints on this possibility come from direct searches for non-standard Higgs bosons, precision measurements on the lightest neutral Higgs properties, including its mass, and electric dipole moments. In this article, we discuss these constraints within the MSSM, trying to evaluate the possible size of the CP-odd component of the lightest neutral Higgs boson, and the possible experimental tests of this CP-violating effect at the LHC.

  3. Effects of a potential fourth fermion generation on the upper and lower Higgs boson mass bounds

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    Philipp Gerhold; Karl Jansen; Jim Kallarackal

    2010-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the effect of a potential fourth fermion generation on the upper and lower Higgs boson mass bounds. This investigation is based on the numerical evaluation of a chirally invariant lattice Higgs-Yukawa model emulating the same Higgs-fermion coupling structure as in the Higgs sector of the electroweak Standard Model. In particular, the considered model obeys a Ginsparg-Wilson version of the underlying ${SU}(2)_L\\times {U}(1)_Y$ symmetry, being a global symmetry here due to the neglection of gauge fields in this model. We present our results on the modification of the upper and lower Higgs boson mass bounds induced by the presence of a hypothetical very heavy fourth quark doublet. Finally, we compare these findings to the standard scenario of three fermion generations.

  4. Effects of a potential fourth fermion generation on the Higgs boson mass bounds

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    P. Gerhold; K. Jansen; J. Kallarackal

    2010-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the effect of a potential fourth fermion generation on the upper and lower Higgs boson mass bounds. This investigation is based on the numerical evaluation of a chirally invariant lattice Higgs-Yukawa model emulating the same Higgs-fermion coupling structure as in the Higgs sector of the electroweak Standard Model. In particular, the considered model obeys a Ginsparg-Wilson version of the underlying $SU(2)_L\\times U(1)_Y$ symmetry, being a global symmetry here due to the neglection of gauge fields in this model. We present our results on the modification of the upper and lower Higgs boson mass bounds induced by the presence of a hypothetical very heavy fourth quark doublet. Finally, we compare these findings to the standard scenario of three fermion generations.

  5. Higgs boson mass bounds in the presence of a very heavy fourth quark generation

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    P. Gerhold; K. Jansen; J. Kallarackal

    2010-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the effect of a potential fourth quark generation on the upper and lower Higgs boson mass bounds. This investigation is based on the numerical evaluation of a chirally invariant lattice Higgs-Yukawa model emulating the same Higgs-fermion coupling structure as in the Higgs sector of the electroweak Standard Model. In particular, the considered model obeys a Ginsparg-Wilson version of the underlying ${SU}(2)_L\\times {U}(1)_Y$ symmetry, being a global symmetry here due to the neglection of gauge fields in this model. We present our results on the modification of the upper and lower Higgs boson mass bounds induced by the presence of a hypothetical very heavy fourth quark doublet. Finally, we compare these findings to the standard scenario of three fermion generations.

  6. Decoupling of Higgs boson from the inflationary stage of Universe evolution

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    V. V. Kiselev; S. A. Timofeev

    2010-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The constraint on the mass of Higgs field in the Standard Model at the minimal interaction with the gravity is derived in the form of lower bound $m_H> 150$ GeV by the strict requirement of decoupling the Higgs boson from the inflation of early Universe: the inflation produced by the Higgs scalar could crucially destroy visible properties of large scale structure of Universe, while the large mass makes the Higgs particle not able to produce the inflation and shifts its cosmological role into the region of quantum gravity.

  7. Search for a Higgs Boson Produced in Association with a W Boson in pbar-p Collisions at sqrt{s} = 1.96 TeV

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    CDF Collaboration; T. Aaltonen

    2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a search for a standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a W boson using 2.7 1/fb of integrated luminosity of pbar-p collision data taken at sqrt{s} = 1.96 TeV. Limits on the Higgs boson production rate are obtained for masses between 100 GeV and 150 GeV. Through the use of multivariate techniques, the analysis achieves an observed (expected) 95% confidence level upper limit of 5.6 (4.8) times the theoretically expected production cross section for a standard model Higgs boson with a mass of 115 GeV.

  8. Constraining the Higgs Boson Coupling to Light Quarks in the $H\\to ZZ$ Final States

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    Zhou, Yaofu

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We constrain the Higgs boson (Yukawa) coupling to quarks in the first two generations in the $H\\to ZZ$ final states. Deviation of these couplings from the Standard Model values leads to change in the Higgs boson width and in the cross sections of relevant processes. In the Higgs boson resonance region, an increased light Yukawa coupling leads to an increased Higgs boson width, which in turn leads to a decreased cross section. In the off-shell region, increased Yukawa couplings result in an enhancement of the Higgs boson signal through $q\\bar{q}$ annihilation. While this study neglects several theoretical and experimental details, the results for $u$, $d$ and $s$ quarks are promising as they improve less sophisticated methods more than an order of magnitude. The study is based on results published by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2014, corresponding to integrated luminosities of $5.1\\ifb$ at a centre-of-mass energy $\\sqrt{s}=7\\tev$ and $19.7\\ifb$ at $8\\tev$.

  9. Flavour independent search for Higgs bosons decaying into hadronic final states in e+e- collisions

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    Abbiendi, G; kesson, P F; Alexander, G; Allison, J; Amaral, P; Anagnostou, G; Anderson, K J; Arcelli, S; Asai, S; Axen, D A; Azuelos, Georges; Bailey, I; Barberio, E; Barillari, T; Barlow, R J; Batley, J Richard; Bechtle, P; Behnke, T; Bell, K W; Bell, P J; Bella, G; Bellerive, A; Benelli, G; Bethke, Siegfried; Biebel, O; Boeriu, O; Bock, P; Bhme, J; Boutemeur, M; Braibant, S; Brigliadori, L; Brown, R M; Bsser, K; Burckhart, H J; Campana, S; Carnegie, R K; Carter, A A; Carter, J R; Chang, C Y; Charlton, D G; Ciocca, C; Csilling, Akos; Cuffiani, M; Dado, S; de Roeck, A; De Wolf, E A; Desch, Klaus; Dienes, B; Donkers, M; Dubbert, J; Duchovni, E; Duckeck, G; Duerdoth, I P; Etzion, E; Fabbri, Franco Luigi; Feld, L; Ferrari, P; Fiedler, F; Fleck, I; Ford, M; Frey, A; Gagnon, P; Gary, J W; Gaycken, G; Geich-Gimbel, C; Giacomelli, G; Giacomelli, P; Giunta, M; Goldberg, J; Gross, E; Grunhaus, Jacob; Gruw, M; Gnther, P O; Sen-Gupta, A; Hajdu, C; Hamann, M; Hanson, G G; Harel, A; Hauschild, M; Hawkes, C M; Hawkings, R; Hemingway, Richard J; Herten, G; Heuer, R D; Hill, J C; Hcker, Andreas; Hoffman, K; Horvth, D; Igo-Kemenes, P; Ishii, K; Jeremie, H; Jovanovic, P; Junk, T R; Kanaya, N; Kanzaki, J; Karlen, Dean A; Kawagoe, K; Kawamoto, T; Keeler, Richard K; Kellogg, R G; Kennedy, B W; Klein, K; Klier, A; Kluth, S; Kobayashi, T; Kobel, M; Komamiya, S; Kramer, T; Krieger, P; Von Krogh, J; Krger, K; Khl, T; Kupper, M; Lafferty, G D; Landsman, Hagar Yal; Lanske, D; Layter, J G; Lellouch, D; Letts, J; Levinson, L; Lillich, J; Lloyd, S L; Loebinger, F K; L, J; Ludwig, A; Ludwig, J; Mader, W; Marcellini, S; Martin, A J; Masetti, G; Mashimo, T; Mttig, P; McKenna, J A; McPherson, R A; Meijers, F; Menges, W; Merritt, F S; Mes, H; Michelini, Aldo; Mihara, S; Mikenberg, G; Miller, D J; Moed, S; Mohr, W; Mori, T; Mutter, A; Nagai, K; Nakamura, I; Nanjo, H; Neal, H A; Nisius, R; O'Neale, S W; Oh, A; Okpara, A N; Oreglia, M J; Orito, S; Pahl, C; Psztor, G; Pater, J R; Pilcher, J E; Pinfold, J L; Plane, D E; Poli, B; Pooth, O; Przybycien, M B; Quadt, A; Rabbertz, K; Rembser, C; Renkel, P; Roney, J M; Rosati, S; Rozen, Y; Runge, K; Sachs, K; Saeki, T; Sarkisyan-Grinbaum, E; Schaile, A D; Schaile, O; Scharff-Hansen, P; Schieck, J; Schrner-Sadenius, T; Schrder, M; Schumacher, M; Scott, W G; Seuster, R; Shears, T G; Shen, B C; Sherwood, P; Skuja, A; Smith, A M; Sobie, R J; Sldner-Rembold, S; Span, F; Stahl, A; Strom, D; Strhmer, R; Tarem, S; Tasevsky, M; Teuscher, R; Thomson, M A; Torrence, E; Toya, D; Tran, P; Trigger, I; Trcsnyi, Z L; Tsur, E; Turner-Watson, M F; Ueda, I; Ujvri, B; Vollmer, C F; Vannerem, P; Vertesi, R; Verzocchi, M; Voss, H; Vossebeld, Joost Herman; Waller, D; Ward, C P; Ward, D R; Watkins, P M; Watson, A T; Watson, N K; Wells, P S; Wengler, T; Wermes, N; Wetterling, D; Wilson, G W; Wilson, J A; Wolf, G; Wyatt, T R; Yamashita, S; Zer-Zion, D; Zivkovic, L

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for the Higgsstrahlung process e+e- -> hZ is described, where the neutral Higgs boson h is assumed to decay into hadronic final states. In order to be sensitive to a broad range of models, the search is performed independent of the flavour content of the Higgs boson decay. The analysis is based on e+e- collision data collected by the OPAL detector at energies between 192 GeV and 209 GeV. The search does not reveal any significant excess over the Standard Model background prediction. Results are combined with previous searches at energies around 91 GeV and at 189 GeV. A limit is set on the product of the cross-section and the hadronic branching ration of the Higgs boson, as a function of the Higgs boson mass. Assuming the hZ coupling predicted by the Standard Model, and a Higgs boson decaying only into hadronic final states, a lower bound of 104 GeV/c2 is set on the mass at the 95% confidence level.

  10. Search for Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Higgs Bosons in the h?aa?????, ???? Channels Using pp-bar Collisions at s?=1.96??TeV

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    Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Clutter, Justace Randall; McGivern, Carrie Lynne; Moulik, Tania; Wilson, Graham Wallace; Abazov, V. M.; Abbott, B.; Abolins, M.; Acharya, B. S.; Adams, M.; Adams, T.; Aguilo, E.

    2009-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on a first search for production of the lightest neutral CP-even Higgs boson (h) in the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model, where h decays to a pair of neutral pseudoscalar Higgs bosons (a), using ...

  11. Constraints on Models of the Higgs Boson with Exotic Spin and Parity using Decays to Bottom-Antibottom Quarks in the Full CDF Data Set

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    Aaltonen, T.

    A search for particles with the same mass and couplings as those of the standard model Higgs boson but different spin and parity quantum numbers is presented. We test two specific alternative Higgs boson hypotheses: a ...

  12. Measurements of Higgs boson production and couplings in diboson final states with the ATLAS detector at the LHC

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    ATLAS Collaboration,

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Measurements are presented of production properties and couplings of the recently discovered Higgs boson using the decays into boson pairs, H???, H?ZZ{sup ?}?4? and H?WW{sup ?}?????. The results are based on the complete pp collision data sample recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider at centre-of-mass energies of {radical s}=7 TeV and {radical s}=8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 25 fb{sup ?1}. Evidence for Higgs boson production through vector-boson fusion is reported. Results of combined fits probing Higgs boson couplings to fermions and bosons, as well as anomalous contributions to loop-induced production and decay modes, are presented. All measurements are consistent with expectations for the Standard Model Higgs boson.

  13. Measurement of WW Production and Search for the Higgs Boson in pp Collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV

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    CMS Collaboration

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A measurement of WW production in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV and a search for the Higgs boson are reported. The WW candidates are selected in events with two leptons, either electrons or muons. The measurement is performed using LHC data recorded with the CMS detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 inverse picobarns. The pp to WW cross section is measured to be 41.1 +/- 15.3 (stat) +/- 5.8 (syst) +/- 4.5 (lumi) pb, consistent with the standard model prediction. Limits on WW gamma and WWZ anomalous triple gauge couplings are set. The search for the standard model Higgs boson in the WW decay mode does not reveal any evidence of excess above backgrounds. Limits are set on the production of the Higgs boson in the context of the standard model and in the presence of a sequential fourth family of fermions with high masses. In the latter context, a Higgs boson with mass between 144 and 207 GeV is ruled out at 95% confidence level.

  14. Measurement of $W^+ W^-$ Production and Search for the Higgs Boson in pp Collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV

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    Chatrchyan, S. [Yerevan Physics Institute (Aremenia); et al.,

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A measurement of WW production in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV and a search for the Higgs boson are reported. The WW candidates are selected in events with two leptons, either electrons or muons. The measurement is performed using LHC data recorded with the CMS detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 inverse picobarns. The pp to WW cross section is measured to be 41.1 +/- 15.3 (stat) +/- 5.8 (syst) +/- 4.5 (lumi) pb, consistent with the standard model prediction. Limits on WW gamma and WWZ anomalous triple gauge couplings are set. The search for the standard model Higgs boson in the WW decay mode does not reveal any evidence of excess above backgrounds. Limits are set on the production of the Higgs boson in the context of the standard model and in the presence of a sequential fourth family of fermions with high masses. In the latter context, a Higgs boson with mass between 144 and 207 GeV is ruled out at 95% confidence level.

  15. Search for the Associated Production of the Standard-Model Higgs Boson in the All-Hadronic Channel

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    Makhoul, K.

    We report on a search for the standard-model Higgs boson in pp? collisions at ?s=1.96??TeV using an integrated luminosity of 2.0??fb[superscript -1]. We look for production of the Higgs boson decaying to a pair of bottom ...

  16. Two-loop correction to the Higgs boson mass in the MRSSM

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    Diessner, Philip; Kotlarski, Wojciech; Stckinger, Dominik

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the impact of two-loop corrections on the mass of the lightest Higgs boson in the Minimal R-symmetric Supersymmetric Standard Model (MRSSM). These shift the Higgs boson mass up by typically 5 GeV or more. The dominant corrections arise from strong interactions, from the gluon and its N=2 superpartners, the sgluon and Dirac gluino, and these corrections further increase with large Dirac gluino mass. The two-loop contributions governed purely by Yukawa couplings and the MRSSM $\\lambda,\\Lambda$ parameters are smaller. We also update an earlier analysis [Diessner:2014ksa], which showed that the MRSSM can accommodate the measured Higgs and W boson masses. Including the two-loop corrections increases the parameter space where the theory prediction agrees with the measurement.

  17. $Z'$ resonance and associated $Zh$ production at future Higgs boson factory: ILC and CLIC

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    Gutierrez-Rodriguez, A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the prospects of the B-L model with an additional $Z'$ boson to be a Higgs boson factory at high-energy and high-luminosity linear electron positron colliders, such as the ILC and CLIC, through the Higgs-strahlung process $e^{+}e^{-}\\rightarrow (Z, Z') \\to Zh$, including both the resonant and non-resonant effects. We evaluate the total cross section of $Zh$ and we calculate the total number of events for integrated luminosities of 500-2000\\hspace{0.8mm}$fb^{-1}$ and center of mass energies between 500 and 3000\\hspace{0.8mm}$GeV$. We find that the total number of expected $Zh$ events can reach $10^6$, which is a very optimistic scenario and it would be possible to perform precision measurements for both the $Z'$ and Higgs boson in future high-energy $e^+e^-$ colliders experiments.

  18. 86The Higgs Boson and the Mystery of Mass Why is it that some elementary particles such as the photon and gluon do not carry

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    86The Higgs Boson and the Mystery of Mass Why is it that some elementary particles to add a new particle called the Higgs Boson to the known collection of fundamental particles. Depending on how strongly a particle such as electrons or neutrinos interacted with the Higgs Boson, it would 'pick

  19. 2014 8 22 4:00PM-5:00PM Title: "Exploration of the Higgs boson and the Physics case for the Large Hadron Electron

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    Wang, Yayu

    2014 8 22 4:00PM-5:00PM Title: "Exploration of the Higgs boson and the Physics case for the Large Hadron Electron Collider" Abstract: With the discovery of a Higgs boson at the Large Hadron) Prof. Mellado is an expert on the Higgs boson a sub-atomic particle that is thought to give matter

  20. Constraints on models of the Higgs boson with exotic spin and parity using the full CDF data set

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    T. Aaltonen; CDF Collaboration

    2015-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for particles with the same mass and couplings as those of the standard model Higgs boson but different spin and parity quantum numbers is presented. We test two specific non-standard Higgs boson hypotheses: a pseudoscalar Higgs boson with spin-parity $J^P$ = $0^-$ and a graviton-like Higgs boson with $J^P$ = $2^+$, assuming for both a mass of 125 GeV/$c^2$. We search for these exotic states produced in association with a vector boson and decaying into a bottom-antibottom quark pair. The vector boson is reconstructed through its decay into an electron or muon pair, or an electron or muon and a neutrino, or it is inferred from an imbalance in total transverse momentum. We use expected kinematic differences between events containing exotic Higgs bosons and those containing standard model Higgs bosons. The data were collected by the CDF experiment at the Tevatron proton-antiproton collider, operating at a center-of-mass energy of $\\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 9.45 fb$^{-1}$. We observe no significant deviations from the predictions of the standard model with a Higgs boson of mass 125 GeV/$c^2$, and set bounds on the possible rate of production of each exotic state.

  1. Higgs boson mass and high-luminosity LHC probes of supersymmetry with vectorlike top quark

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    Lalak, Zygmunt; Wells, James D

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider an extension of the MSSM with an added vectorlike top partner. Our aim is to revisit to what extent such an extension can raise the Higgs boson mass through radiative corrections and help ameliorate the MSSM hierarchy problem, and to specify what experimental probes at the LHC will find or exclude this possibility during the high-luminosity phase. Direct detection, precision electroweak and precision Higgs analyses are all commissioned to this end. To achieve the $ 125 \\, \\textrm{GeV} \\ $ Higgs boson mass, we find that superpartner masses can be reduced by a factor of more than three in this scenario compared to the MSSM without the extra vectorlike top quark, and that during the high-luminosity phase of the LHC precision Higgs analysis is expected to become the most powerful experimental probe of the scenario.

  2. Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced through vector boson fusion and decaying to $\\mathrm{ b \\bar{b} }$

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    Khachatryan, Vardan; CMS Collaboration; Tumasyan, Armen; Adam, Wolfgang; A??lar, Ece; Bergauer, Thomas; Brandstetter, Johannes; Brondolin, Erica; Dragicevic, Marko; Er, Janos; Flechl, Martin; Friedl, Markus; Fruehwirth, Rudolf; Ghete, Vasile Mihai; Hartl, Christian; Hrmann, Natascha; Hrubec, Josef; Jeitler, Manfred; Knnz, Valentin; Knig, Axel; Krammer, Manfred; Krtschmer, Ilse; Liko, Dietrich; Matsushita, Takashi; Mikulec, Ivan; Rabady, Dinyar; Rahbaran, Babak; Rohringer, Herbert; Schieck, Jochen; Schfbeck, Robert; Strauss, Josef; Treberer-Treberspurg, Wolfgang; Waltenberger, Wolfgang; Wulz, Claudia-Elisabeth; Mossolov, Vladimir; Shumeiko, Nikolai; Suarez Gonzalez, Juan; Alderweireldt, Sara; Cornelis, Tom; De Wolf, Eddi A; Janssen, Xavier; Knutsson, Albert; Lauwers, Jasper; Luyckx, Sten; Ochesanu, Silvia; Rougny, Romain; Van De Klundert, Merijn; Van Haevermaet, Hans; Van Mechelen, Pierre; Van Remortel, Nick; Van Spilbeeck, Alex; Abu Zeid, Shimaa; Blekman, Freya; D'Hondt, Jorgen; Daci, Nadir; De Bruyn, Isabelle; Deroover, Kevin; Heracleous, Natalie; Keaveney, James; Lowette, Steven; Moreels, Lieselotte; Olbrechts, Annik; Python, Quentin; Strom, Derek; Tavernier, Stefaan; Van Doninck, Walter; Van Mulders, Petra; Van Onsem, Gerrit Patrick; Van Parijs, Isis; Barria, Patrizia; Caillol, Ccile; Clerbaux, Barbara; De Lentdecker, Gilles; Delannoy, Hugo; Dobur, Didar; Fasanella, Giuseppe; Favart, Laurent; Gay, Arnaud; Grebenyuk, Anastasia; Lenzi, Thomas; Lonard, Alexandre; Maerschalk, Thierry; Marinov, Andrey; Mohammadi, Abdollah; Perni, Luca; Randle-conde, Aidan; Reis, Thomas; Seva, Tomislav; Vander Velde, Catherine; Vanlaer, Pascal; Yonamine, Ryo; Zenoni, Florian; Zhang, Fengwangdong; Beernaert, Kelly; Benucci, Leonardo; Cimmino, Anna; Crucy, Shannon; Fagot, Alexis; Garcia, Guillaume; Gul, Muhammad; Mccartin, Joseph; Ocampo Rios, Alberto Andres; Poyraz, Deniz; Ryckbosch, Dirk; Salva Diblen, Sinem; Sigamani, Michael; Strobbe, Nadja; Tytgat, Michael; Van Driessche, Ward; Yazgan, Efe; Zaganidis, Nicolas; Basegmez, Suzan; Beluffi, Camille; Bondu, Olivier; Bruno, Giacomo; Castello, Roberto; Caudron, Adrien; Ceard, Ludivine; Da Silveira, Gustavo Gil; Delaere, Christophe; Favart, Denis; Forthomme, Laurent; Giammanco, Andrea; Hollar, Jonathan; Jafari, Abideh; Jez, Pavel; Komm, Matthias; Lemaitre, Vincent; Mertens, Alexandre; Nuttens, Claude; Perrini, Lucia; Pin, Arnaud; Piotrzkowski, Krzysztof; Popov, Andrey; Quertenmont, Loic; Selvaggi, Michele; Vidal Marono, Miguel; Beliy, Nikita; Hammad, Gregory Habib; Ald Jnior, Walter Luiz; Alves, Gilvan; Brito, Lucas; Correa Martins Junior, Marcos; Dos Reis Martins, Thiago; Hensel, Carsten; Mora Herrera, Clemencia; Moraes, Arthur; Pol, Maria Elena; Rebello Teles, Patricia; Belchior Batista Das Chagas, Ewerton; Carvalho, Wagner; Chinellato, Jose; Custdio, Analu; Da Costa, Eliza Melo; De Jesus Damiao, Dilson; De Oliveira Martins, Carley; Fonseca De Souza, Sandro; Huertas Guativa, Lina Milena; Malbouisson, Helena; Matos Figueiredo, Diego; Mundim, Luiz; Nogima, Helio; Prado Da Silva, Wanda Lucia; Santoro, Alberto; Sznajder, Andre; Tonelli Manganote, Edmilson Jos; Vilela Pereira, Antonio; Ahuja, Sudha; Bernardes, Cesar Augusto; De Souza Santos, Angelo; Dogra, Sunil; Tomei, Thiago; De Moraes Gregores, Eduardo; Mercadante, Pedro G; Moon, Chang-Seong; Novaes, Sergio F; Padula, Sandra; Romero Abad, David; Ruiz Vargas, Jos Cupertino; Aleksandrov, Aleksandar; Genchev, Vladimir; Hadjiiska, Roumyana; Iaydjiev, Plamen; Piperov, Stefan; Rodozov, Mircho; Stoykova, Stefka; Sultanov, Georgi; Vutova, Mariana; Dimitrov, Anton; Glushkov, Ivan; Litov, Leander; Pavlov, Borislav; Petkov, Peicho; Ahmad, Muhammad; Bian, Jian-Guo; Chen, Guo-Ming; Chen, He-Sheng; Chen, Mingshui; Cheng, Tongguang; Du, Ran; Jiang, Chun-Hua; Plestina, Roko; Romeo, Francesco; Shaheen, Sarmad Masood; Tao, Junquan; Wang, Chunjie; Wang, Zheng; Zhang, Huaqiao; Asawatangtrakuldee, Chayanit; Ban, Yong; Li, Qiang; Liu, Shuai; Mao, Yajun; Qian, Si-Jin; Wang, Dayong; Xu, Zijun; Zou, Wei; Avila, Carlos; Cabrera, Andrs; Chaparro Sierra, Luisa Fernanda; Florez, Carlos; Gomez, Juan Pablo; Gomez Moreno, Bernardo; Sanabria, Juan Carlos; Godinovic, Nikola; Lelas, Damir; Polic, Dunja; Puljak, Ivica; Antunovic, Zeljko; Kovac, Marko; Brigljevic, Vuko; Kadija, Kreso; Luetic, Jelena; Sudic, Lucija; Attikis, Alexandros; Mavromanolakis, Georgios; Mousa, Jehad; Nicolaou, Charalambos; Ptochos, Fotios; Razis, Panos A; Rykaczewski, Hans; Bodlak, Martin; Finger, Miroslav; Finger Jr, Michael; Aly, Reham; Aly, Shereen

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A first search is reported for a standard model Higgs boson (H) that is produced through vector boson fusion and decays to a bottom-quark pair. Two data samples, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 19.8 fb$^{-1}$ and 18.3 fb$^{-1}$ of proton-proton collisions at $\\sqrt{s} =$ 8 TeV were selected for this channel at the CERN LHC. The observed significance in these data samples for a $ \\mathrm{ H \\to b\\bar{b} }$ signal at a mass of 125 GeV is 2.2 standard deviations, whilst the expected significance is 0.8 standard deviations. The fitted signal strength $\\mu=\\sigma/\\sigma_\\mathrm{SM}= 2.8 ^{+1.6}_{-1.4}$. The combination of this result with other CMS searches for the Higgs boson decaying to a b-quark pair, yields a signal strength of 1.0 $\\pm$ 0.4, corresponding to a signal significance of 2.6 standard deviations for a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV.

  3. Prospects to Measure the Higgs Boson Mass and Cross Section in ee-->ZH Using the Recoil Mass Spectrum

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    W. Lohmann; M. Ohlerich; A. Raspereza; A. Schlicke

    2007-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The process ee-->ZH allows to measure the Higgs boson in the recoil mass spectrum against the Z boson without any assumptions on the Higgs boson decay. We performed a full simulation and reconstruction of ee-->ZH using the MOKKA and MARLIN packages describing the LDC detector. The Z is reconstructed from its decays into electrons and muons. The mass of the Higgs boson is set to 120 GeV. Assuming a centre-of-mass energy of 250 GeV and an integrated luminosity of 50/fb the Higgs boson mass and the Higgs-strahlung cross section can be measured with a precision of 120 MeV and 9%, respectively.

  4. Prospects to Measure the Higgs Boson Mass and Cross Section in ee-->ZH Using the Recoil Mass Spectrum

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    Lohmann, W; Raspereza, A; Schlicke, A

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The process ee-->ZH allows to measure the Higgs boson in the recoil mass spectrum against the Z boson without any assumptions on the Higgs boson decay. We performed a full simulation and reconstruction of ee-->ZH using the MOKKA and MARLIN packages describing the LDC detector. The Z is reconstructed from its decays into electrons and muons. The mass of the Higgs boson is set to 120 GeV. Assuming a centre-of-mass energy of 250 GeV and an integrated luminosity of 50/fb the Higgs boson mass and the Higgs-strahlung cross section can be measured with a precision of 120 MeV and 9%, respectively.

  5. Search for a Standard Model Higgs Boson in CMS via Vector Boson Fusion in the H->WW->l?l?Channel

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    E. Yazgan; J. Damgov; N. Akchurin; V. Genchev; D. Green; S. Kunori; M. Schmitt; W. Wu; M. T. Zeyrek

    2007-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the potential for discovering the Standard Model Higgs boson produced by the vector-boson fusion mechanism. We considered the decay of Higgs bosons into the W+W- final state, with both W-bosons subsequently decaying leptonically. The main background is ttbar with one or more jets produced. This study is based on a full simulation of the CMS detector, and up-to-date reconstruction codes. The result is that a signal of 5 sigma significance can be obtained with an integrated luminosity of 12-72 1/fb for Higgs boson masses between 130-200 GeV. In addition, the major background can be measured directly to 7% from the data with an integrated luminosity of 30 1/fb. In this study, we also suggested a method to obtain information in Higgs mass using the transverse mass distributions.

  6. Search for New Heavy Higgs Boson in B-L model at the LHC using Monte Carlo Simulation

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    Hesham Mansour; Nady Bakhet

    2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this work is to search for a new heavy Higgs boson in the B-L extension of the Standard Model at LHC using the data produced from simulated collisions between two protons at different center of mass energies by Monte Carlo event generator programs to find new Higgs boson signatures at the LHC. Also we study the production and decay channels for Higgs boson in this model and its interactions with the other new particles of this model namely the new neutral gauge massive boson and the new fermionic right-handed heavy neutrinos .

  7. Combined search for the standard model Higgs boson decaying to b bbar using the D0 Run II data set

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    D0 Collaboration

    2012-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of the combination of searches for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a W or Z boson and decaying into b bbar using the data sample collected with the D0 detector in p pbar collisions at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. We derive 95% CL upper limits on the Higgs boson cross section relative to the standard model prediction in the mass range 100 GeV Higgs boson.

  8. The symmetry and simplicity of the laws of physics and the Higgs boson

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    Juan Maldacena

    2015-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe the theoretical ideas, developed between the 1950s-1970s, which led to the prediction of the Higgs boson, the particle that was discovered in 2012. The forces of nature are based on symmetry principles. We explain the nature of these symmetries through an economic analogy. We also discuss the Higgs mechanism, which is necessary to avoid some of the naive consequences of these symmetries, and to explain various features of elementary particles.

  9. The symmetry and simplicity of the laws of physics and the Higgs boson

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    Juan Maldacena

    2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe the theoretical ideas, developed between the 1950s-1970s, which led to the prediction of the Higgs boson, the particle that was discovered in 2012. The forces of nature are based on symmetry principles. We explain the nature of these symmetries through an economic analogy. We also discuss the Higgs mechanism, which is necessary to avoid some of the naive consequences of these symmetries, and to explain various features of elementary particles.

  10. Higgs boson mass and sparticle spectroscopy in Yukawa unified SUSY SO(10)

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    Shafi, Qaisar [Bartol Research Institute, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (United States)

    2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We employ third family Yukawa unification, predicted by simple supersymmetric SO(10) models, to estimate the lightest MSSM Higgs boson mass. For {mu} > 0 (or {mu} < 0) and m{sub t} = 173.1GeV, the Higgs mass is estimated to lie close to 123-124 GeV. The theoretical uncertainty in this estimate is {+-}3 GeV. We highlight some LHC testable benchmark points which also display the presence of neutralino-stau coannihilation channel.

  11. Search for a non-standard-model Higgs boson decaying to a pair of new light bosons in four-muon final states

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    Chatrchyan, Serguei; et al.

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Results are reported from a search for non-standard-model Higgs boson decays to pairs of new light bosons, each of which decays into the ?+?? final state. The new bosons may be produced either promptly or via a decay chain. The data set corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5.3 fb?1 of protonproton collisions at View the MathML source, recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2011. Such Higgs boson decays are predicted in several scenarios of new physics, including supersymmetric models with extended Higgs sectors or hidden valleys. Thus, the results of the search are relevant for establishing whether the new particle observed in Higgs boson searches at the LHC has the properties expected for a standard model Higgs boson. No excess of events is observed with respect to the yields expected from standard model processes. A model-independent upper limit of 0.860.06 fb on the product of the cross section times branching fraction times acceptance is obtained. The results, which are applicable to a broad spectrum of new physics scenarios, are compared with the predictions of two benchmark models as functions of a Higgs boson mass larger than 86 GeV/c2 and of a new light boson mass within the range 0.253.55 GeV/c2

  12. Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF): Data from Standard Model and Supersymmetric Higgs Bosons Research of the Higgs Group

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    The Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) is a Tevatron experiment at Fermilab. The Tevatron, a powerful particle accelerator, accelerates protons and antiprotons close to the speed of light, and then makes them collide head-on inside the CDF detector. The CDF detector is used to study the products of such collisions. The CDF Physics Group at Fermilab is organized into six working groups, each with a specific focus. The Higgs group searches for Standard Model and Supersymmetric Higgs bosons. Their public web page makes data and numerous figures available from both CDF Runs I and II.

  13. Interference effects and the use of Higgs boson pair production to study the Higgs trilinear self coupling

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    Dicus, Duane A; Repko, Wayne W

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the dominant channel proposed for the determination of the Higgs boson trilinear coupling, $pp\\to HH+X$ via gluon fusion, exhibits an interference structure that is independent of the collider energy for collider energies in the range $8\\,{\\rm TeV}\\leq \\sqrt{s}\\leq 100\\,{\\rm TeV}$ and is almost maximally destructive. This insensitivity to the collider energy remains approximately true for a variety of other two Higgs production mechanisms although the magnitude of the interference varies widely.

  14. The Higgs boson mass and SUSY spectra in 10D SYM theory with magnetized extra dimensions

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    Hiroyuki Abe; Junichiro Kawamura; Keigo Sumita

    2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the Higgs boson mass and the spectrum of supersymmetric (SUSY) particles in the well-motivated particle physics model derived from a ten-dimensional supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory compactified on three factorizable tori with magnetic fluxes. This model was proposed in a previous work, where the flavor structures of the standard model including the realistic Yukawa hierarchies are obtained from non-hierarchical input parameters on the magnetized background. Assuming moduli- and anomaly-mediated contributions dominate the soft SUSY breaking terms, we study the precise SUSY spectra and analyze the Higgs boson mass in this mode, which are compared with the latest experimental data.

  15. Scalar Higgs boson production in a fusion of two off-shell gluons

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    R. S. Pasechnik; O. V. Teryaev; A. Szczurek

    2006-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The amplitude for scalar Higgs boson production in a fusion of two off-shell gluons is calculated including finite (not infinite) masses of quarks in the triangle loop. In comparison to the effective Lagrangian approach, we have found a new term in the amplitude. The matrix element found can be used in the kt-factorization approach to the Higgs boson production. The results are compared with the calculations for on-shell gluons. Small deviations from the cos(phi)^2-dependence are predicted. The off-shell effects found are practically negligible.

  16. RG improved Higgs boson production to N$^3$LO in QCD

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    Ahmed, Taushif; Kumar, M C; Rana, Narayan; Ravindran, V

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent result on the third order correction to the Higgs boson production through gluon fusion by Anastasiou et al. [1] not only provides a precise prediction with reduced scale uncertainties for studying the Higgs boson properties but also establishes the reliability of the perturbative QCD. In this letter, we propose a novel approach to further reduce the uncertainty arising from the renormalization scale by systematically resumming the renormalization group (RG) accessible logarithms to all orders in the strong coupling constant. Our numerical study based on this approach, demonstrates a significant improvement over the fixed order predictions.

  17. Loop induced interference effects in Higgs Boson plus two jet production at the LHC.

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    Andersen, Jeppe R.; Binoth, T.; Heinrich, G.; Smillie, Jennifer M.

    ar X iv :0 70 9. 35 13 v2 [ he p- ph ] 22 Fe b 2 00 8 Cavendish-HEP-07/09 Edinburgh 2007/21 Loop induced interference effects in Higgs Boson plus two jet production at the LHC J. R. Andersena, T. Binothb, G. Heinrichb, J. M. Smilliea a... processes allowed at the one-loop level in Higgs boson plus 2 jet production at the LHC. The corresponding one-loop amplitudes, which have not been considered in the lit- erature so far, are evaluated analytically using dimensional regularisation...

  18. Results on the search for the standard model Higgs boson at CMS

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    Fabozzi, Francesco [INFN Sezione di Napoli, Complesso Univ. di Monte S. Angelo Via Cintia - 80126 Napoli (Italy) and Universita della Basilicata, Viale dell'Ateneo Lucano 10 - 85100 Potenza (Italy); Collaboration: CMS Collaboration

    2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A summary of the results from searches for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in the CMS experiment at LHC with data collected from proton-proton collisions at {radical}(s) = 7TeV is presented. The Higgs boson is searched in a multiplicity of decay channels using data samples corresponding to integrated luminosities in the range 4.6 - 4.8 fb{sup -1}. The investigated mass range is 110 - 600 GeV. Results are reported for each channel as well as for their combination.

  19. Detecting a Higgs Pseudoscalar with a Z Boson Produced in Bottom Quark Fusion

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    Chung Kao; Shankar Sachithanandam

    2005-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the prospects of detecting a Higgs pseudoscalar ($A^0$) in association with a $Z$ gauge boson produced from bottom quark fusion ($b\\bar{b} \\to ZA^0$) at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). A general two Higgs doublet model and the minimal supersymmetric standard model are adopted to study the discovery potential of $pp \\to ZA^0 \\to \\ell \\bar{\\ell} b\\bar{b} +X (\\ell = e, \\mu)$, via $b\\bar{b} \\to ZA^0$ with physics backgrounds and realistic cuts. Promising results are found for $m_A \\alt 400$ GeV in a general two Higgs doublet model when the heavier Higgs scalar ($H^0$) can decay into a $Z$ boson and a Higgs pseudoscalar ($H^0 \\to ZA^0$). We compare the production rates from bottom quark fusion ($b\\bar{b} \\to ZA^0$) and gluon fusion ($gg \\to ZA^0$) and find that they are complementary processes to produce $ZA^0$ in hadron collisions. While gluon fusion is the major source for producing a Higgs pseudoscalar associated with a $Z$ boson at the LHC for $\\tan\\beta \\alt 10$, bottom quark fusion can make dominant contributions for $\\tan\\beta \\agt 10$.

  20. Search for Invisibly Decaying Higgs Bosons with Large Decay Width Using the OPAL Detector at LEP

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    Abbiendi, G; kesson, P F; Alexander, G; Anagnostou, G; Anderson, K J; Asai, S; Axen, D; Bailey, I; Barberio, E; Barillari, T; Barlow, R J; Batley, J Richard; Bechtle, P; Behnke, T; Bell, K W; Bell, P J; Bella, G; Bellerive, A; Benelli, G; Bethke, Siegfried; Biebel, O; Boeriu, O; Bock, P; Boutemeur, M; Braibant, S; Brown, R M; Burckhart, H J; Campana, S; Capiluppi, P; Carnegie, R K; Carter, A A; Carter, J R; Chang, C Y; Charlton, D G; Ciocca, C; Csilling, A; Cuani, M; Dado, S; de Roeck, A; De Wolf, E A; Desch, K; Dienes, B; Dubbert, J; Duchovni, E; Duckeck, G; Duerdoth, I P; Etzion, E; Fabbri, F; Ferrari, P; Fiedler, F; Fleck, I; Ford, M; Frey, A; Gagnon, P; Gary, J W; Geich-Gimbel, C; Giacomelli, G; Giacomelli, P; Giunta, M; Goldberg, J; Gross, E; Grunhaus, J; Gruw, M; Sen-Gupta, A; Hajdu, C; Hamann, M; Hanson, G G; Harel, A; Hauschild, M; Hawkes, C M; Hawkings, R; Herten, G; Heuer, R D; Hill, J C; Horvth, D; Igo-Kemenes, P; Ishii, K; Jeremie, H; Jovanovic, P; Junk, T R; Kanzaki, J; Karlen, D; Kawagoe, K; Kawamoto, T; Keeler, R K; Kellogg, R G; Kennedy, B W; Kluth, S; Kobayashi, T; Kobel, M; Komamiya, S; Kramer, T; Krasznahorkay, A; Krieger, P; Von Krogh, J; Khl, T; Kupper, M; Laerty, G D; Landsman, H; Lanske, D; Lellouch, D; Letts, J; Levinson, L; Lillich, J; Lloyd, S L; Loebinger, F K; L, J; Ludwig, A; Ludwig, J; Mader, W; Marcellini, S; Martin, A J; Mashimo, T; Mttig, P; McKenna, J; McPherson, R A; Meijers, F; Menges, W; Merritt, F S; Mes, H; Meyer, N; Michelini, A; Mihara, S; Mikenberg, G; Miller, D J; Mohr, W; Mori, T; Mutter, A; Nagai, K; Nakamura, I; Nanjo, H; Neal, H A; Nisius, R; O'Neale, S W; Oh, A; Oreglia, M J; Orito, S; Pahl, C; Psztor, G; Pater, J R; Pilcher, J E; Pinfold, J L; Plane, D E; Pooth, O; Przybycien, M B; Quadt, A; Rabbertz, K; Rembser, C; Renkel, P; Roney, J M; Rossi, A M; Rozen, Y; Runge, K; Sachs, K; Saeki, T; Sarkisyan-Grinbaum, E; Schaile, A D; Schaile, O; Schar-Hansen, P; Schieck, J; Schrner-Sadenius, T; Schrder, M; Schumacher, M; Seuster, R; Shears, T G; Shen, B C; Sherwood, P; Skuja, A; Smith, A M; Sobie, R J; Sldner-Rembold, S; Span, F; Stahl, A; Strom, D; Strhmer, R; Tarem, S; Tasevsky, M; Teuscher, R; Thomson, M A; Torrence, E; Toya, D; Tran, P; Trigger, I; Trcsnyi, Z L; Tsur, E; Turner-Watson, M F; Ueda, I; Ujvri, B; Vollmer, C F; Vannerem, P; Vertesi, R; Verzocchi, M; Voss, H; Vossebeld, Joost Herman; Ward, C P; Ward, D R; Watkins, P M; Watson, A T; Watson, N K; Wells, P S; Wengler, T; Wermes, N; Wilson, G W; Wilson, J A; Wolf, G; Wyatt, T R; Yamashita, S; Zer-Zion, D; Zivkovic, L

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a topological search for an invisibly decaying Higgs boson,H, produced via the Bjorken process (e+e- -> HZ). The analysis is based on data recorded using the OPAL detector at LEP at centre-of-mass energies from 183 to 209 GeV corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 629pb-1. In the analysis only hadronic decays of the Z boson are considered. A scan over Higgs boson masses from 1 to 120 GeV and decay widths from 1 to 3000 GeV revealed no indication for a signal in the data. From a likelihood ratio of expected signal and Standard Model background we determine upper limits on cross-section times branching ratio to an invisible final state. For moderate Higgs boson decay widths, these range from about 0.07pb Mh = 60GeV) to 0.57pb (Mh = 114GeV). For decay widths above 200GeV the upper limits are of the order of 0.15pb. The results can be interpreted in general scenarios predicting a large invisible decay width of the Higgs boson. As an example we interpret the results in the so-called...

  1. CP-odd component of the lightest neutral Higgs boson in the MSSM

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    Li, Bing

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Higgs sector of the Minimal Supersymmetric Extension of the Standard Model may be described with a two Higgs doublet model with properties that depend on the soft supersymmetry breaking parameters. For instance, flavor independent CP-violating phases associated with the gaugino masses, the squark trilinear mass parameters and the Higgsino mass parameter $\\mu$ may lead to sizable CP-violation in the Higgs sector. For these CP-violation effects to affect the properties of the recently observed SM-like Higgs resonance, the non-standard charged and neutral Higgs bosons masses must be of the order of the weak scale, and both $\\mu$ as well as the trilinear stop mass parameter $A_t$ must be of the order or larger than the stop mass parameters. Constraints on this possibility come from direct searches for non-standard Higgs bosons, precision measurements on the lightest neutral Higgs properties, including its mass, and electric dipole moments. In this article, we discuss these constraints within the MSSM, trying ...

  2. Phase structure and Higgs boson mass in a Higgs-Yukawa model with a dimension-6 operator

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    David Y. -J. Chu; Karl Jansen; Bastian Knippschild; C. -J. David Lin; Kei-Ichi Nagai; Attila Nagy

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the impact of a $\\lambda_6 \\varphi^6$ term included in a chirally invariant lattice Higgs-Yukawa model. Such a term could emerge from BSM physics at some larger energy scale. We map out the phase structure of the Higgs-Yukawa model with positive $\\lambda_6$ and negative quartic self coupling of the scalar fields. To this end, we evaluate the constraint effective potential in lattice perturbation theory and also determine the magnetization of the model via numerical simulations which allow us to reach also non-perturbative values of the couplings. As a result, we find a complex phase structure with first and second order phase transitions identified through the magnetization. Further we analyze the effect of such a $\\varphi^6$ term on the lower Higgs boson mass bound to see, whether the standard model lower mass bound can be altered.

  3. Triple vector boson production through Higgs-Strahlung with NLO multijet merging

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    S. Hoeche; F. Krauss; S. Pozzorini; M. Schoenherr; J. M. Thompson; K. C. Zapp

    2014-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Triple gauge boson hadroproduction, in particular the production of three $W$-bosons at the LHC, is considered at next-to leading order accuracy in QCD. The NLO matrix elements are combined with parton showers. Multijet merging is invoked such that NLO matrix elements with one additional jet are also included. The studies here incorporate both the signal and all relevant backgrounds for $VH$ production with the subsequent decay of the Higgs boson into $W$-- or $\\tau$--\\-pairs. They have been performed using \\SherpaOpenLoops in combination with Collier.

  4. Triple vector boson production through Higgs-Strahlung with NLO multijet merging

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    Hoeche, Stefan; Kraus, Frank [Inst. of Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP), Durham Univ. (United Kingdom); Pozzorini, Stephano [Physik-Inst., Univ. of Zurich (Switzerland); Schoenherr, Marek [Inst. of Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP), Durham Univ. (United Kingdom); Thompson, Jennifer M. [Inst. of Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP), Durham Univ. (United Kingdom); Zapp, Korinna C. [CERN, Dept. of Physics, Geneva (Switzerland)

    2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Triple gauge boson hadroproduction, in particular the production of three W-bosons at the LHC, is considered at next-to leading order accuracy in QCD. The NLO matrix elements are combined with parton showers. Multijet merging is invoked such that NLO matrix elements with one additional jet are also included. The studies here incorporate both the signal and all relevant backgrounds for V H production with the subsequent decay of the Higgs boson into W or ?- pairs. They have been performed using SHERPA+OPENLOOPS in combination with COLLIER.

  5. Higgs boson searches in CP-conserving and CP-violating MSSM scenarios with the DELPHI detector

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    DELPHI Collaboration; J. Abdallah

    2008-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the final interpretation of the results from DELPHI on the searches for Higgs bosons in the Minimal Supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (MSSM). A few representative scenarios are considered, that include CP conservation and explicit CP violation in the Higgs sector. The experimental results encompass the searches for neutral Higgs bosons at LEP1 and LEP2 in final states as expected in the MSSM, as well as LEP2 searches for charged Higgs bosons and for neutral Higgs bosons decaying into hadrons independent of the quark flavour. The data reveal no significant excess with respect to background expectations. The results are translated into excluded regions of the parameter space in the various scenarios. In the CP-conserving case, these lead to limits on the masses of the lightest scalar and pseudoscalar Higgs bosons, h and A, and on tan(beta). The dependence of these limits on the top quark mass is discussed. Allowing for CP violation reduces the experimental sensitivity to Higgs bosons. It is shown that this effect depends strongly on the values of the parameters responsible for CP violation in the Higgs sector.

  6. A Rediatively Light Stop Saves the Best Global Fit for Higgs Boson Mass and Decays

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    Zhaofeng Kang; Tianjun Li; Jinmian Li; Yandong Liu

    2012-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The LHC discovered the Standard Model (SM) like Higgs boson with mass around 125 GeV. However, there exist hints of deviations from Higgs decays. Including the Tevatron data, the deviations can be explained by the extremely mixed stop sector in the sense of best global fit (BGF). We analyze the relations among the competing reduced coupling hGG, Higgs boson mass,and LHC stop mass m_{\\wt t_1} lower bound at the tree- and one-loop level. In particular, we point out that we use the light stop running mass in the Higgs boson mass calculation while the light stop pole mass in the Higgs decays. So the gluino radiative correction on the light stop mass plays the crucial role. Its large negative correction saves the GBF in the Minimal Supersymmetric SM (MSSM) and the next to the MSSM (NMSSM) constrained by the perturbativity. Moreover, a light stop is predicted: in the MSSM if we set the gluino mass M_3\\lesssim4 TeV, we have m_{\\wt t_1}

  7. Combination of tevatron searches for the standard model Higgs Boson for observing antiferromagnetism and superfluidity

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    Bauer, Gerry P.

    We combine searches by the CDF and D0 Collaborations for a Higgs boson decaying to W[superscript +]W[superscript -]. The data correspond to an integrated total luminosity of 4.8 (CDF) and 5.4 (D0) fb[superscript -1] of pp? ...

  8. Search for Associated Production of a Single Top Quark and a Higgs Boson in Leptonic Channels

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    CMS Collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for the production of a Higgs boson in association with a single top quark is presented, focusing on leptonic signatures provided by the $\\mathrm{H}\\rightarrow\\mathrm{W}\\mathrm{W}$ and $\\mathrm{H}\\rightarrow\\tau\\tau$ decay modes.

  9. Evidence for a Higgs boson in tau decays with the CMS detector

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    Dutta, Valentina

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, I describe the search for a Higgs boson through its decay to a pair of tan leptons with the tau-pair subsequently decaying to ail electron, a muon, and neutrinos. The search is performed using data collected ...

  10. A Search For the Higgs Boson in CMS in the Two Photon Decay Channel

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    Christopher Palmer

    2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on a search for SM Higgs Boson in the two photon decay mode conducted by the CMS experiment with the data accumulated during the 2010 & 2011 running of the LHC at center of mass collision energy of 7 TeV.

  11. COMBINATION OF COUPLINGS OF THE HIGGS BOSON BY THE ATLAS EXPERIMENT WITH RUN1 DATA

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    Taccini, Cecilia; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A review of the Run 1 combination of production, decay rates and couplings measurements of the Higgs boson using the ATLAS detector will be presented. The datasets used correspond to integrated luminosities of up to 4.7 fb?1 at ?s = 7 TeV and 20.3 fb?1 at ?s = 8 TeV.

  12. QCD and Electroweak Interference in Higgs production by Gauge Boson Fusion

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    Jeppe R. Andersen; Jennifer M. Smillie

    2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We explicitly calculate the contribution to Higgs production at the LHC from the interference between gluon-gluon and Weak Vector Boson fusion, and compare it to the pure QCD and pure Electro-weak result. While the effect is small at tree level, we speculate it will be significantly enhanced by loop effects.

  13. Search for a light charged Higgs boson decaying into $c\\bar{s}$ at CMS

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    Gouranga Kole

    2014-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results on the search for a light charged Higgs boson that can be produced in the decay of a top quark and later decays into a charm and an antistrange quark. The analysis is performed using $19.7\\invfb$ pp collison data recorded with the CMS detector at LHC.

  14. Search for a neutral Higgs boson in B-meson decay

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    Baringer, Philip S.

    1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the CLEO detector at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring we have searched for neutral-Higgs-boson production in B decay, both through the exclusive modes B?H(0)K and B?H(0)K? using the decay of the H(0) into a pair of muons, pions, or kaons...

  15. Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to a pair of tau leptons in pp collisions

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    Khachatryan, V. [Yerevan Physics Institute (Armenia); et al.,

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for neutral Higgs bosons in the minimal supersymmetric extension of the standard model (MSSM) decaying to tau-lepton pairs in pp collisions is performed, using events recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 24.6 fb$^{?1}$, with 4.9 fb$^{?1}$ at 7 TeV and 19.7 fb$^{?1}$ at 8 TeV. To enhance the sensitivity to neutral MSSM Higgs bosons, the search includes the case where the Higgs boson is produced in association with a b-quark jet. No excess is observed in the tau-lepton-pair invariant mass spectrum. Exclusion limits are presented in the MSSM parameter space for different benchmark scenarios, m$_{h}^{max}$ , m$_{h}^{mod?+}$ , m$_{h}^{mod??}$ , light-stop, light-stau, ?-phobic, and low-m$_{H}$. Upper limits on the cross section times branching fraction for gluon fusion and b-quark associated Higgs boson production are also given.

  16. Searches Exploiting the Higgs Boson as a ?Dark/Hidden Sector Portal at the LHC

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    Beacham, James Baker; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Results are presented from LHC Run 1 ATLAS and CMS searches that use the SM Higgs boson as a portal to dark or hidden sectors, and Run 2 prospects for the same are discussed. The talk will be presented at WIN2015, the 25th International Workshop on Weak Interactions and Neutrinos, 8-13 June 2015 in Heidelberg, Germany.

  17. Measurements of the Higgs Boson Couplings and Other Properties at the LHC

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    Fanti, Marcello; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The main measurements of the Higgs boson, performed by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the LHC, are reviewed: signal strengths, couplings, spin/parity, decay width, and differential cross-sections. A short description of perspectives at run-II is also given.

  18. Novel inclusive search for the Higgs boson in the four-lepton final state at CDF

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    Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo

    An inclusive search for the standard model Higgs boson using the four-lepton final state in proton-antiproton collisions produced by the Tevatron at ?s=1.96??TeV is conducted. The data are recorded by the CDF II detector ...

  19. Evidence for the 125 GeV Higgs boson decaying to a pair of ? leptons

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    Apyan, Aram

    A search for a standard model Higgs boson decaying into a pair of ? leptons is performed using events recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2011 and 2012. The dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 4.9 ...

  20. Search for the associated production of the Higgs boson with a top-quark pair

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    CMS Collaboration

    A search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a top-quark pair (ttH) is presented, using data samples corresponding to integrated luminosities of up to 5.1 fb?1 and 19.7 fb?1 collected in pp ...

  1. Measurement of the properties of a Higgs boson in the four-lepton final state

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    Apyan, Aram

    The properties of a Higgs boson candidate are measured in the H ? ZZ ? 4? decay channel, with ? = e, ?, using data from pp collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.1??fb[superscript ?1] at the center-of-mass ...

  2. Combination of searches for the Higgs boson using the full CDF data set

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    Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo

    We present a combination of searches for the standard model Higgs boson using the full CDF run II data set, which corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 9.4510.0??fb[superscript ?1] collected from s? = 1.96??TeV p[ ...

  3. Combined search for the Higgs boson with the D0 experiment

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    Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Clutter, Justace Randall; Abazov, V. M.; Abbott, B.; Acharya, B. S.; Adams, M.; Adams, T.; Alexeev, G. D.; Alkhazov, G.; Alton, A.; Askew, A.; Atkins, S.; Augsten, K.

    2013-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform a combination of searches for standard model Higgs boson production in pp-bar collisions recorded by the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider at a center of mass energy of s?=1.96??TeV. The different ...

  4. Hadronic Radiation Patterns in Vector Boson Fusion Higgs Production

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    V. A. Khoze; W. J. Stirling; P. H. Williams

    2003-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the hadronic radiation patterns for the generic process of bb + 2 forward jet production at the LHC, where the (centrally produced) bb originate either from a Higgs, a Z or from standard QCD production processes. A numerical technique for evaluating the radiation patterns for non-trivial final states is introduced and shown to agree with the standard analytic results for more simple processes. Significant differences between the radiation patterns for the Higgs signal and the background processes are observed and quantified. This suggests that hadronic radiation patterns could be used as an additional diagnostic tool in Higgs searches in this channel at the LHC.

  5. Inclusive Search for Standard Model Higgs Boson Production in the WW Decay Channel using the CDF II Detector

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    The CDF Collaboration; T. Aaltonen

    2010-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a search for standard model (SM) Higgs boson production using ppbar collision data at sqrt(s) = 1.96 TeV, collected with the CDF II detector and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.8 fb-1. We search for Higgs bosons produced in all processes with a significant production rate and decaying to two W bosons. We find no evidence for SM Higgs boson production and place upper limits at the 95% confidence level on the SM production cross section (sigma(H)) for values of the Higgs boson mass (m_H) in the range from 110 to 200 GeV. These limits are the most stringent for m_H > 130 GeV and are 1.29 above the predicted value of sigma(H) for mH = 165 GeV.

  6. Combined Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying to bb? Using the D0 Run II Data Set

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    Abazov, V. M.; Abbott, B.; Acharya, B. S.; Adams, M.; Adams, T.; Alexeev, G. D.; Alkhazov, G.; Alton, A.; Alverson, G.; Askew, A.; et al

    2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of the combination of searches for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a W or Z boson and decaying into bb? using the data sample collected with the D0 detector in pp? collisions at ?s=1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. We derive 95% C.L. upper limits on the Higgs boson cross section relative to the standard model prediction in the mass range 100 GeV?MH?150 GeV, and we exclude Higgs bosons with masses smaller than 102 GeV at the 95% C.L. In the mass range 120 GeV?MH?145 GeV, the data exhibit an excessmoreabove the background prediction with a global significance of 1.5 standard deviations, consistent with the expectation in the presence of a standard model Higgs boson.less

  7. Combined Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying to bb? Using the D0 Run II Data Set

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    Abazov, V. M.; Abbott, B.; Acharya, B. S.; Adams, M.; Adams, T.; Alexeev, G. D.; Alkhazov, G.; Alton, A.; Alverson, G.; Askew, A.; Atkins, S.; Augsten, K.; Avila, C.; Badaud, F.; Bagby, L.; Baldin, B.; Bandurin, D. V.; Banerjee, S.; Barberis, E.; Baringer, P.; Bartlett, J. F.; Bassler, U.; Bazterra, V.; Bean, A.; Begalli, M.; Bellantoni, L.; Beri, S. B.; Bernardi, G.; Bernhard, R.; Bertram, I.; Besanon, M.; Beuselinck, R.; Bhat, P. C.; Bhatia, S.; Bhatnagar, V.; Blazey, G.; Blessing, S.; Bloom, K.; Boehnlein, A.; Boline, D.; Boos, E. E.; Borissov, G.; Bose, T.; Brandt, A.; Brandt, O.; Brock, R.; Bross, A.; Brown, D.; Brown, J.; Bu, X. B.; Buehler, M.; Buescher, V.; Bunichev, V.; Burdin, S.; Buszello, C. P.; Camacho-Prez, E.; Casey, B. C. K.; Castilla-Valdez, H.; Caughron, S.; Chakrabarti, S.; Chakraborty, D.; Chan, K. M.; Chandra, A.; Chapon, E.; Chen, G.; Chevalier-Thry, S.; Cho, D. K.; Cho, S. W.; Choi, S.; Choudhary, B.; Cihangir, S.; Claes, D.; Clutter, J.; Cooke, M.; Cooper, W. E.; Corcoran, M.; Couderc, F.; Cousinou, M.-C.; Croc, A.; Cutts, D.; Das, A.; Davies, G.; de Jong, S. J.; De La Cruz-Burelo, E.; Dliot, F.; Demina, R.; Denisov, D.; Denisov, S. P.; Desai, S.; Deterre, C.; DeVaughan, K.; Diehl, H. T.; Diesburg, M.; Ding, P. F.; Dominguez, A.; Dubey, A.; Dudko, L. V.; Duggan, D.; Duperrin, A.; Dutt, S.; Dyshkant, A.; Eads, M.; Edmunds, D.; Ellison, J.; Elvira, V. D.; Enari, Y.; Evans, H.; Evdokimov, A.; Evdokimov, V. N.; Facini, G.; Feng, L.; Ferbel, T.; Fiedler, F.; Filthaut, F.; Fisher, W.; Fisk, H. E.; Fortner, M.; Fox, H.; Fuess, S.; Garcia-Bellido, A.; Garca-Gonzlez, J. A.; Garca-Guerra, G. A.; Gavrilov, V.; Gay, P.; Geng, W.; Gerbaudo, D.; Gerber, C. E.; Gershtein, Y.; Ginther, G.; Golovanov, G.; Goussiou, A.; Grannis, P. D.; Greder, S.; Greenlee, H.; Grenier, G.; Gris, Ph.; Grivaz, J.-F.; Grohsjean, A.; Grnendahl, S.; Grnewald, M. W.; Guillemin, T.; Gutierrez, G.; Gutierrez, P.; Hagopian, S.; Haley, J.; Han, L.; Harder, K.; Harel, A.; Hauptman, J. M.; Hays, J.; Head, T.; Hebbeker, T.; Hedin, D.; Hegab, H.; Heinson, A. P.; Heintz, U.; Hensel, C.; Heredia De La Cruz, I.; Herner, K.; Hesketh, G.; Hildreth, M. D.; Hirosky, R.; Hoang, T.; Hobbs, J. D.; Hoeneisen, B.; Hogan, J.; Hohlfeld, M.; Howley, I.; Hubacek, Z.; Hynek, V.; Iashvili, I.; Ilchenko, Y.; Illingworth, R.; Ito, A. S.; Jabeen, S.; Jaffr, M.; Jayasinghe, A.; Jeong, M. S.; Jesik, R.; Jiang, P.; Johns, K.; Johnson, E.; Johnson, M.; Jonckheere, A.; Jonsson, P.; Joshi, J.; Jung, A. W.; Juste, A.; Kaadze, K.; Kajfasz, E.; Karmanov, D.; Kasper, P. A.; Katsanos, I.; Kehoe, R.; Kermiche, S.; Khalatyan, N.; Khanov, A.; Kharchilava, A.; Kharzheev, Y. N.; Kiselevich, I.; Kohli, J. M.; Kozelov, A. V.; Kraus, J.; Kulikov, S.; Kumar, A.; Kupco, A.; Kur?a, T.; Kuzmin, V. A.; Lammers, S.; Landsberg, G.; Lebrun, P.; Lee, H. S.; Lee, S. W.; Lee, W. M.; Lei, X.; Lellouch, J.; Li, D.; Li, H.; Li, L.; Li, Q. Z.; Lim, J. K.; Lincoln, D.; Linnemann, J.; Lipaev, V. V.; Lipton, R.; Liu, H.; Liu, Y.; Lobodenko, A.; Lokajicek, M.; Lopes de Sa, R.; Lubatti, H. J.; Luna-Garcia, R.; Lyon, A. L.; Maciel, A. K. A.; Madar, R.; Magaa-Villalba, R.; Malik, S.; Malyshev, V. L.; Maravin, Y.; Martnez-Ortega, J.; McCarthy, R.; McGivern, C. L.; Meijer, M. M.; Melnitchouk, A.; Menezes, D.; Mercadante, P. G.; Merkin, M.; Meyer, A.; Meyer, J.; Miconi, F.; Mondal, N. K.; Mulhearn, M.; Nagy, E.; Naimuddin, M.; Narain, M.; Nayyar, R.; Neal, H. A.; Negret, J. P.; Neustroev, P.; Nguyen, H. T.; Nunnemann, T.; Orduna, J.; Osman, N.; Osta, J.; Padilla, M.; Pal, A.; Parashar, N.; Parihar, V.; Park, S. K.; Partridge, R.; Parua, N.; Patwa, A.; Penning, B.; Perfilov, M.; Peters, Y.; Petridis, K.; Petrillo, G.; Ptroff, P.; Pleier, M.-A.; Podesta-Lerma, P. L. M.; Podstavkov, V. M.; Popov, A. V.; Prewitt, M.; Price, D.; Prokopenko, N.; Qian, J.; Quadt, A.; Quinn, B.; Rangel, M. S.; Ranjan, K.; Ratoff, P. N.; Razumov, I.; Renkel, P.; Ripp-Baudot, I.; Rizatdinova, F.; Rominsky, M.; Ross, A.; Royon, C.; Rubinov, P.; Ruchti, R.; Sajot, G.; Salcido, P.; Snchez-Hernndez, A.; Sanders, M. P.; Santos, A. S.; Savage, G.; Sawyer, L.; Scanlon, T.; Schamberger, R. D.; Scheglov, Y.; Schellman, H.; Schlobohm, S.; Schwanenberger, C.; Schwienhorst, R.; Sekaric, J.; Severini, H.; Shabalina, E.; Shary, V.; Shaw, S.; Shchukin, A. A.; Shivpuri, R. K.; Simak, V.; Skubic, P.; Slattery, P.; Smirnov, D.; Smith, K. J.; Snow, G. R.; Snow, J.; Snyder, S.; Sldner-Rembold, S.; Sonnenschein, L.; Soustruznik, K.; Stark, J.; Stoyanova, D. A.; Strauss, M.; Suter, L.; Svoisky, P.; Takahashi, M.; Titov, M.; Tokmenin, V. V.; Tsai, Y.-T.; Tschann-Grimm, K.; Tsybychev, D.; Tuchming, B.; Tully, C.; Uvarov, L.; Uvarov, S.; Uzunyan, S.; Van Kooten, R.; van Leeuwen, W. M.; Varelas, N.; Varnes, E. W.

    2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of the combination of searches for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a W or Z boson and decaying into bb? using the data sample collected with the D0 detector in pp? collisions at ?s=1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. We derive 95% C.L. upper limits on the Higgs boson cross section relative to the standard model prediction in the mass range 100 GeV?MH?150 GeV, and we exclude Higgs bosons with masses smaller than 102 GeV at the 95% C.L. In the mass range 120 GeV?MH?145 GeV, the data exhibit an excess above the background prediction with a global significance of 1.5 standard deviations, consistent with the expectation in the presence of a standard model Higgs boson.

  8. Constraining a fourth generation of quarks: non-perturbative Higgs boson mass bounds

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    John Bulava; Karl Jansen; Attila Nagy

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a non-perturbative determination of the upper and lower Higgs boson mass bounds with a heavy fourth generation of quarks from numerical lattice computations in a chirally symmetric Higgs-Yukawa model. We find that the upper bound only moderately rises with the quark mass while the lower bound increases significantly, providing additional constraints on the existence of a straight-forward fourth quark generation. We examine the stability of the lower bound under the addition of a higher dimensional operator to the scalar field potential using perturbation theory, demonstrating that it is not significantly altered for small values of the coupling of this operator. For a Higgs boson mass of $\\sim125\\mathrm{GeV}$ we find that the maximum value of the fourth generation quark mass is $\\sim300\\mathrm{GeV}$, which is already in conflict with bounds from direct searches.

  9. Vacuum Alignment of the Top-Mode Pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone Boson Higgs Model

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    Hidenori S. Fukano; Masafumi Kurachi; Shinya Matsuzaki

    2014-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the vacuum alignment of the top-mode pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone boson Higgs (TMpNGBH) model, which has recently been proposed as a variant of the top quark condensate model in light of the 126 GeV Higgs boson discovered at the LHC. It is shown that the vacuum of the model, determined from the one-loop effective potential with all the explicit breaking effects included, realizes the electroweak symmetry breaking with the appropriate breaking scale. Phenomenologies of two characteristic particles in the TMpNGBH model, namely the CP-odd partner of the Higgs and the vectorlike partner of the top quark are also studied based on the newly identified vacuum.

  10. Search for the neutral MSSM Higgs bosons in the ditau decay channels at CDF Run II

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    Cuenca Almenar, Cristobal; /Valencia U., IFIC

    2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents the results on a search for the neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to tau pairs, with least one of these taus decays leptonically. The search was performed with a sample of 1.8 fb{sup -1} of proton-antiproton collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV provided by the Tevatron and collected by CDF Run II. No significant excess over the Standard Model prediction was found and a 95% confidence level exclusion limit have been set on the cross section times branching ratio as a function of the Higgs boson mass. This limit has been translated into the MSSM Higgs sector parameter plane, tan{beta} vs. M{sub A}, for the four different benchmark scenarios.

  11. Neutral Higgs boson pair production at the linear collider in the noncommutative standard model

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    Das, Prasanta Kumar; Prakash, Abhishodh; Mitra, Anupam [Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, NH-17B, Zuarinagar, Goa-403726 (India)

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the Higgs boson pair production at the linear collider in the noncommutative extension of the standard model using the Seiberg-Witten map of this to the first order of the noncommutative parameter {Theta}{sub {mu}{nu}}. Unlike the standard model (where the process is forbidden) here the Higgs boson pair directly interacts with the photon. We find that the pair production cross section can be quite significant for the noncommutative scale {Lambda} lying in the range 0.5 TeV to 1.0 TeV. Using the experimental (LEP 2, Tevatron, and global electroweak fit) bound on the Higgs mass, we obtain 626 GeV{<=}{Lambda}{<=}974 GeV.

  12. TLEP: A High-Performance Circular e+e- Collider to Study the Higgs Boson

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    Koratzinos, M; Aleksan, R; Brunner, O; Butterworth, A; Janot, P; Jensen, E; Osborne, J; Zimmermann, F; Ellis, J R; Zanetti, M

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent discovery of a light Higgs boson has opened up considerable interest in circular e+e- Higgs factories around the world. We report on the progress of the "TLEP" concept since last year. TLEP is an e+e- circular collider capable of very high luminosities in a wide centre-of-mass (ECM) spectrum from 90 to 350 GeV. TLEP could be housed in a new 80 to 100 km tunnel in the Geneva region. The design can be adapted to different ring circumference (e.g. 'LEP3' in the 27 km LHC tunnel). TLEP is an ideal complementary machine to the LHC thanks to high luminosity, exquisite determination of ECM and the possibility of four interaction points, both for precision measurements of the Higgs boson properties and for precision tests of the closure of the Standard Model from the Z pole to the top threshold. Presented at IPAC'13 Shanghai, 12-17 May 2013

  13. TLEP: A high-Performance Circular $e^{+}e^{-}$ Collider to Study the Higgs Boson

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    Koratzinos, M; Aleksan, R; Brunner, O; Butterworth, A; Janot, P; Jensen, E; Osborne, J; Zimmermann, F; Ellis, J R; Zanetti, M

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent discovery of a light Higgs boson has opened up considerable interest in circular $e^+e^-$ Higgs factories around the world. We report on the progress of the TLEP concept since last year. TLEP is an $e^+e^-$ circular collider capable of very high luminosities in a wide centre-of-mass (ECM) spectrum from 90 to 350 GeV. TLEP could be housed in a new 80 to 100 km tunnel in the Geneva region. The design can be adapted to different ring circumference (e.g. LEP3 in the 27 km LHC tunnel). TLEP is an ideal complementary machine to the LHC thanks to high luminosity, exquisite determination of ECM and the possibility of four interaction points, both for precision measurements of the Higgs boson properties and for precision tests of the closure of the Standard Model from the Z pole to the top threshold.

  14. Constraints on models of the Higgs boson with exotic spin and parity using the full CDF data set

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    Aaltonen, T

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for particles with the same mass and couplings as those of the standard model Higgs boson but different spin and parity quantum numbers is presented. We test two specific non-standard Higgs boson hypotheses: a pseudoscalar Higgs boson with spin-parity $J^P$ = $0^-$ and a graviton-like Higgs boson with $J^P$ = $2^+$, assuming for both a mass of 125 GeV/$c^2$. We search for these exotic states produced in association with a vector boson and decaying into a bottom-antibottom quark pair. The vector boson is reconstructed through its decay into an electron or muon pair, or an electron or muon and a neutrino, or it is inferred from an imbalance in total transverse momentum. We use expected kinematic differences between events containing exotic Higgs bosons and those containing standard model Higgs bosons. The data were collected by the CDF experiment at the Tevatron proton-antiproton collider, operating at a center-of-mass energy of $\\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 9.45 fb...

  15. NNLO Benchmarks for Gauge and Higgs Boson Production at TeV Hadron Colliders

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    S. Alekhin; J. Blmlein; P. Jimenez-Delgado; S. Moch; E. Reya

    2010-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The inclusive production cross sections for $W^+, W^-$ and $Z^0$-bosons form important benchmarks for the physics at hadron colliders. We perform a detailed comparison of the predictions for these standard candles based on recent next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) parton parameterizations and new analyses including the combined HERA data, compare to all available experimental results, and discuss the predictions for present and upcoming RHIC, SPS, Tevatron and LHC energies. The rates for gauge boson production at the LHC can be rather confidently predicted with an accuracy of better than about 10% at NNLO. We also present detailed NNLO predictions for the Higgs boson production cross sections for Tevatron and LHC energies (1.96, 7, 8, 14 TeV), and propose a possible method to monitor the gluon distribution experimentally in the kinematic region close to the mass range expected for the Higgs boson. The production cross sections of the Higgs boson at the LHC are presently predicted with an accuracy of about 10--17%. The inclusion of the NNLO contributions is mandatory for achieving such accuracies since the total uncertainties are substantially larger at NLO.

  16. The Higgs boson as a gauge field in extra dimensions

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    Marco Serone

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    I review, at a general non-technical level, the main properties of models in extra dimensions where the Higgs field is identified with some internal component of a gauge field.

  17. The supersymmetric Higgs boson with flavoured A-terms

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    Brignole, Andrea

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a supersymmetric scenario with large flavour violating A-terms in the stop/scharm sector and study their impact on the Higgs mass, the electroweak rho parameter and the effective Higgs couplings to gluons, photons and charm quarks. For each observable we present explicit analytical expressions which exhibit the relevant parametric dependences, both in the general case and in specific limits. We find significant effects and comment on phenomenological implications for the LHC and future colliders.

  18. Combination of Tevatron searches for the standard model Higgs boson in the W+W- decay mode

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    Aaltonen, T.; Abazov, V.M.; Gregores, E.M.; Mercadante, P.G.; /ABC Federal U.; Hebbeker, T.; Kirsch, M.; Meyer, A.; Sonnenschein, L.; /Aachen, Tech. Hochsch.; Avila, C.; Gomez, B.; Mendoza, L.; /Andes U., Bogota /Argonne /Arizona U. /Athens U. /Barcelona, IFAE /Baylor U. /Bonn U. /Boston U. /Brandeis U.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We combine searches by the CDF and D0 collaborations for a Higgs boson decaying to W{sup +}W{sup -}. The data correspond to an integrated total luminosity of 4.8 (CDF) and 5.4 (D0) fb{sup -1} of p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. No excess is observed above background expectation, and resulting limits on Higgs boson production exclude a standard-model Higgs boson in the mass range 162-166 GeV at the 95% C.L.

  19. A Higgs boson near 125 GeV with enhanced di-photon signal in the NMSSM

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    Ulrich Ellwanger

    2012-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A natural region in the parameter space of the NMSSM can accomodate a CP-even Higgs boson with a mass of about 125 GeV and, simultaneously, an enhanced cross section times branching ratio in the di-photon channel. This happens in the case of strong singlet-doublet mixing, when the partial width of a 125 GeV Higgs boson into bb is strongly reduced. In this case, a second lighter CP-even Higgs boson is potentially also observable at the LHC.

  20. Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson produced in association with a vector boson and decaying to a b-quark pair with the ATLAS detector

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    Taylor, Frank E.

    This Letter presents the results of a direct search with the ATLAS detector at the LHC for a Standard Model Higgs boson of mass 110?m[subscript H]?130 GeV produced in association with a W or Z boson and decaying to b[bar ...

  1. Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a W or a Z boson and decaying to bottom quarks

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    Apyan, Aram

    A search for the standard model Higgs boson (H) decaying to b[ over b] when produced in association with a weak vector boson (V) is reported for the following channels: W(??)H, W(e?)H, W(??)H, Z(??)H, Z(ee)H, and Z(??)H. ...

  2. Experimental constraints on the coupling of the Higgs boson to electrons

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    Wolfgang Altmannshofer; Joachim Brod; Martin Schmaltz

    2015-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

    In the standard model (SM), the coupling of the Higgs boson to electrons is real and very small, proportional to the electron mass. New physics could significantly modify both real and imaginary parts of this coupling. We discuss experiments which are sensitive to the Higgs-electron coupling and derive the current bounds on new physics contributing to this coupling. The strongest constraint follows from the ACME bound on the electron electric dipole moment (EDM). We calculate the full analytic two-loop result for the electron EDM and show that it bounds the imaginary part of the Higgs-electron coupling to be less than 1.7 x 10^-2 times the SM electron Yukawa coupling. Deviations of the real part are much less constrained. We discuss bounds from Higgs decays, resonant Higgs production at electron colliders, Higgs mediated B -> e^+ e^- decays, and the anomalous magnetic moment of the electron. Currently, the strongest constraint comes from h -> e^+ e^- at the LHC, bounding the coupling to be less than ~600 times the SM Yukawa coupling. Important improvements can be expected from future EDM measurements as well as from resonant Higgs production at a next-generation high-luminosity e^+ e^- collider.

  3. A Finely-Predicted Higgs Boson Mass from A Finely-Tuned Weak Scale

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    Lawrence J. Hall; Yasunori Nomura

    2009-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    If supersymmetry is broken directly to the Standard Model at energies not very far from the unified scale, the Higgs boson mass lies in the range 128-141 GeV. The end points of this range are tightly determined. Theories with the Higgs boson dominantly in a single supermultiplet predict a mass at the upper edge, (141 \\pm 2) GeV, with the uncertainty dominated by the experimental errors on the top quark mass and the QCD coupling. This edge prediction is remarkably insensitive to the supersymmetry breaking scale and to supersymmetric threshold corrections so that, in a wide class of theories, the theoretical uncertainties are at the level of \\pm 0.4 GeV. A reduction in the uncertainties from the top quark mass and QCD coupling to the level of \\pm 0.3 GeV may be possible at future colliders, increasing the accuracy of the confrontation with theory from 1.4% to 0.4%. Verification of this prediction would provide strong evidence for supersymmetry, broken at a very high scale of ~ 10^{14 \\pm 2} GeV, and also for a Higgs boson that is elementary up to this high scale, implying fine-tuning of the Higgs mass parameter by ~ 20-28 orders of magnitude. Currently, the only known explanation for such fine-tuning is the multiverse.

  4. Search for Higgs Bosons Produced in Association with b-Quarks

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    Aaltonen, T; Alvarez Gonzalez, B; Amerio, S; Amidei, D; Anastassov, A; Annovi, A; Antos, J; Apollinari, G; Appel, J A; Apresyan, A; et al

    2012-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a search for neutral Higgs bosons ? decaying into bb?, produced in association with b quarks in ppb? collisions. This process could be observable in supersymmetric models with high values of tan ?. The event sample corresponds to 2.6 fb-1 of integrated luminosity collected with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. We search for an enhancement in the mass of the two leading jets in events with three jets identified as coming from b quarks using a displaced vertex algorithm. A data-driven procedure is used to estimate the dijet mass spectrum of the nonresonant multijetmorebackground. The contributions of backgrounds and a possible Higgs boson signal are determined by a two-dimensional fit of the data, using the dijet mass together with an additional variable which is sensitive to the flavor composition of the three tagged jets. We set mass-dependent limits on ?(ppb? = ?b) x ?(?= bb?) which are applicable for a narrow scalar particle ? produced in association with b quarks. We also set limits on tan ? in supersymmetric Higgs models including the effects of the Higgs boson width.less

  5. Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in final states with $b$ quarks at the Tevatron

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    Potamianos, Karolos

    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the result of searches for a low mass Standard Model Higgs boson produced in association with a W or a Z boson at a center-of-mass energy of {radical}s = 1.96 TeV with the CDF and D0 detectors at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The search is performed in events containing one or two b tagged jets in association with either two leptons, or one lepton and an imbalance in transverse energy, or simply a large imbalance in transverse energy. Datasets corresponding to up to 8.5 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity are considered in the analyses. These are the most powerful channels in the search for a low mass Higgs boson at the Tevatron. Recent sensitivity improvements are discussed. For a Higgs mass of 115 GeV/c{sup 2}, the expected sensitivity for the most sensitive individual analyses reaches 2.3 times the SM prediction at 95% confidence level (C.L.), with all limits below 5 times the SM. Additionally, a WZ/ZZ cross-section measurement is performed to validate the analysis techniques deployed for searching for the Higgs.

  6. Search for Higgs Bosons Produced in Association with b-Quarks

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    Aaltonen, T [Helsinki Inst. of Phys.; Alvarez Gonzalez, B [Oviedo U.; Cantabria Inst. of Phys.; Amerio, S [INFN, Padua; Amidei, D [Michigan U.; Anastassov, A [Northwestern U.; Annovi, A [Frascati; Antos, J [Comenius U.; Apollinari, G [Fermilab; Appel, J A [Fermilab; Apresyan, A [Purdue U.; Arisawa, T [Waseda U.; Dubna, JINR

    2012-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a search for neutral Higgs bosons ? decaying into bb?, produced in association with b quarks in ppb? collisions. This process could be observable in supersymmetric models with high values of tan ?. The event sample corresponds to 2.6 fb-1 of integrated luminosity collected with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. We search for an enhancement in the mass of the two leading jets in events with three jets identified as coming from b quarks using a displaced vertex algorithm. A data-driven procedure is used to estimate the dijet mass spectrum of the nonresonant multijet background. The contributions of backgrounds and a possible Higgs boson signal are determined by a two-dimensional fit of the data, using the dijet mass together with an additional variable which is sensitive to the flavor composition of the three tagged jets. We set mass-dependent limits on ?(ppb? = ?b) x ?(?= bb?) which are applicable for a narrow scalar particle ? produced in association with b quarks. We also set limits on tan ? in supersymmetric Higgs models including the effects of the Higgs boson width.

  7. Search for Higgs Bosons Produced in Association with b-Quarks

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    Aaltonen, T [Helsinki Inst. of Phys.; Alvarez Gonzalez, B [Oviedo U.; Cantabria Inst. of Phys.; Amerio, S [INFN, Padua; Amidei, D [Michigan U.; Anastassov, A [Northwestern U.; Annovi, A [Frascati; Antos, J [Comenius U.; Apollinari, G [Fermilab; Appel, J A [Fermilab; Apresyan, A [Purdue U.; Arisawa, T [Waseda U.; Dubna, JINR

    2012-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a search for neutral Higgs bosons ? decaying into bb?, produced in association with b quarks in ppb? collisions. This process could be observable in supersymmetric models with high values of tan ?. The event sample corresponds to 2.6 fb-1 of integrated luminosity collected with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. We search for an enhancement in the mass of the two leading jets in events with three jets identified as coming from b quarks using a displaced vertex algorithm. A data-driven procedure is used to estimate the dijet mass spectrum of the nonresonant multijet background. The contributions of backgrounds and a possible Higgs boson signal are determined by a two-dimensional fit of the data, using the dijet mass together with an additional variable which is sensitive to the flavor composition of the three tagged jets. We set mass-dependent limits on ?(ppb? = ?b) x ?(?= bb?) which are applicable for a narrow scalar particle ? produced in association with b quarks. We also set limits on tan ? in supersymmetric Higgs models including the effects of the Higgs boson width.

  8. Search for neutral Higgs bosons in CP-conserving and CP-violating MSSM scenarios

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    Abbiendi, G; kesson, P F; Alexander, G; Allison, J; Amaral, P; Anagnostou, G; Anderson, K J; Asai, S; Axen, D A; Azuelos, Georges; Bailey, I; Barberio, E; Barillari, T; Barlow, R J; Batley, J Richard; Bechtle, P; Behnke, T; Bell, K W; Bell, P J; Bella, G; Bellerive, A; Benelli, G; Bethke, Siegfried; Biebel, O; Boeriu, O; Bock, P; Boutemeur, M; Braibant, S; Brigliadori, L; Brown, R M; Bsser, K; Burckhart, H J; Campana, S; Carnegie, R K; Carter, A A; Carter, J R; Chang, C Y; Charlton, D G; Ciocca, C; Csilling, A; Cuffiani, M; Dado, S; De, A; Roeck, A D; De Wolf, E A; Desch, Klaus; Dienes, B; Donkers, M; Dubbert, J; Duchovni, E; Duckeck, G; Duerdoth, I P; Etzion, E; Fabbri, Franco Luigi; Feld, L; Ferrari, P; Fiedler, F; Fleck, I; Ford, M; Frey, A; Gagnon, P; Gary, J W; Gaycken, G; Geich-Gimbel, C; Giacomelli, G; Giacomelli, P; Giunta, M; Goldberg, J; Gross, E; Grunhaus, Jacob; Gruw, M; Gnther, P O; Sen-Gupta, A; Hajdu, C; Hamann, M; Hanson, G G; Harel, A; Hauschild, M; Hawkes, C M; Hawkings, R; Hemingway, Richard J; Herten, G; Heuer, R D; Hill, J C; Hoffman, K; Horvth, D; Igo-Kemenes, P; Ishii, K; Jeremie, H; Jovanovic, P; Junk, T R; Kanaya, N; Kanzaki, J; Karlen, Dean A; Kawagoe, K; Kawamoto, T; Keeler, Richard K; Kellogg, R G; Kennedy, B W; Kluth, S; Kobayashi, T; Kobel, M; Komamiya, S; Kramer, T; Krieger, P; Von Krogh, J; Krger, K; Khl, T; Kupper, M; Lafferty, G D; Landsman, Hagar Yal; Lanske, D; Layter, J G; Lellouch, D; Letts, J; Levinson, L; Lillich, J; Lloyd, S L; Loebinger, F K; L, J; Ludwig, A; Ludwig, J; Mader, W; Marcellini, S; Martin, A J; Masetti, G; Mashimo, T; Mttig, P; McKenna, J A; McPherson, R A; Meijers, F; Menges, W; Merritt, F S; Mes, H; Meyer, N; Michelini, Aldo; Mihara, S; Mikenberg, G; Miller, D J; Moed, S; Mohr, W; Mori, T; Mutter, A; Nagai, K; Nakamura, I; Nanjo, H; Neal, H A; Nisius, R; O'Neale, S W; Oh, A; Oreglia, M J; Orito, S; Pahl, C; Psztor, G; Pater, J R; Pilcher, J E; Pinfold, J L; Plane, D E; Poli, B; Pooth, O; Przybycien, M B; Quadt, A; Rabbertz, K; Rembser, C; Renkel, P; Roney, J M; Rozen, Y; Runge, K; Sachs, K; Saeki, T; Sarkisyan-Grinbaum, E; Schaile, A D; Schaile, O; Scharff-Hansen, P; Schieck, J; Schrner-Sadenius, T; Schrder, M; Schumacher, M; Scott, W G; Seuster, R; Shears, T G; Shen, B C; Sherwood, P; Skuja, A; Smith, A M; Sobie, R J; Sldner-Rembold, S; Span, F; Stahl, A; Strom, D; Strhmer, R; Tarem, S; Tasevsky, M; Teuscher, R; Thomson, M A; Torrence, E; Toya, D; Tran, P; Trigger, I; Trcsnyi, Z L; Tsur, E; Turner-Watson, M F; Ueda, I; Ujvri, B; Vollmer, C F; Vannerem, P; Vertesi, R; Verzocchi, M; Voss, H; Vossebeld, Joost Herman; Ward, C P; Ward, D R; Watkins, P M; Watson, A T; Watson, N K; Wells, P S; Wengler, T; Wermes, N; Wilson, G W; Wilson, J A; Wolf, G; Wyatt, T R; Yamashita, S; Zer-Zion, D; Zivkovic, L

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the final results from the OPAL collaboration on searches for neutral Higgs bosons predicted by the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM). CP-conserving and for the first time at LEP CP-violating scenarios are studied. New scenarios are also included, which aim to set the stage for Higgs searches at future colliders. The results are based on the data collected with the OPAL detector at e+e- centre-of-mass energies up to 209 GeV. The data are consistent with the prediction of the Standard Model with no Higgs boson produced. Model-independent limits are derived for the cross-section of a number of events topologies motivated by prediction of the MSSM. Limits on Higgs boson masses and other MSSM parameters are obtained for a number of representative MSSM benchmark scenarios. For example, in the CP-conserving scenario mh-max where the MSSM parameters are adjusted to predict the largest range of values for mh at each tan beta, and for a top quark mass of 174.3 GeV, the domain 0.784.5 ...

  9. A combined search for the standard model Higgs boson at sqrt(s) = 1.96 TeV

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    Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Hensel, Carsten; Moulik, Tania; Wilson, Graham Wallace; DØ Collaboration; Abazov, V. M.; Abbott, B.; Abolins, M.; Acharya, B. S.; Adams, M.; Adams, T.; Aguilo, E.; Ahn, S.

    2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    .L. (expected) upper limits on ?(pp ? WH) B(H ? b b) ranging from 1.6 (2.2) pb to 1.9 (3.3) pb for Higgs boson masses between 5 and 145 GeV, to be compared to the theoretical prediction of 0.13 pb for a Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson with mass mH = 115 Ge...V. fter combination with the other D0 Higgs boson searches, we obtain for mH = 115 GeV an observed (expected) limit 8.5 (12.1) times higher an the SM predicted Higgs boson production cross section. For mH = 160 GeV, the corresponding observed (expected...

  10. Search for the Higgs boson in the all-hadronic final state using the CDF II detector

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    Bauer, Gerry P.

    We report on a search for the production of the Higgs boson decaying to two bottom quarks accompanied by two additional quarks. The data sample used corresponds to an integrated luminosity of approximately 4??fb[superscript ...

  11. Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson Produced in Association with Top Quarks Using the Full CDF Data Set

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    Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo

    A search is presented for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with top quarks using the full Run II proton-antiproton collision data set, corresponding to 9.45??fb[superscript -1], collected by the ...

  12. Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the decay channel H?ZZ(*)?4? with the ATLAS detector

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    Taylor, Frank E.

    A search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the decay channel H?ZZ(*)??[superscript +]?[superscript ?]??[superscript +]??[superscript ?], where ?=e,? is presented. Protonproton collision data at ?s = 7 TeV recorded ...

  13. Note on Anomalous Higgs-Boson Couplings in Effective Field Theory

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    G. Buchalla; O. Cata; A. Celis; C. Krause

    2015-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a parametrization of anomalous Higgs-boson couplings that is both systematic and practical. It is based on the electroweak chiral Lagrangian, including a light Higgs boson, as the effective field theory (EFT) at the electroweak scale $v$. This is the appropriate framework for the case of sizeable deviations in the Higgs couplings of order $10\\%$ from the Standard Model, considered to be parametrically larger than new-physics effects in the sector of electroweak gauge interactions. The role of power counting in identifying the relevant parameters is emphasized. The three relevant scales, $v$, the scale of new Higgs dynamics $f$, and the cut-off $\\Lambda=4\\pi f$, admit expansions in $\\xi=v^2/f^2$ and $f^2/\\Lambda^2$. The former corresponds to an organization of operators by their canonical dimension, the latter by their loop order or chiral dimension. In full generality the EFT is thus organized as a double expansion. However, as long as $\\xi\\gg 1/16\\pi^2$ the EFT systematics is closer to the chiral counting. The leading effects in the consistent approximation provided by the EFT, relevant for the presently most important processes of Higgs production and decay, are given by a few (typically six) couplings. These parameters allow us to describe the properties of the Higgs boson in a general and systematic way, and with a precision adequate for the measurements to be performed at the LHC. The framework can be systematically extended to include loop corrections and higher-order terms in the EFT.

  14. Search for a pseudoscalar boson decaying into a Z boson and the 125 GeV Higgs boson in $\\mathrm{\\ell^+ \\ell^- b \\bar{b}}$ final states

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    Khachatryan, Vardan; CMS Collaboration; Tumasyan, Armen; Adam, Wolfgang; A??lar, Ece; Bergauer, Thomas; Brandstetter, Johannes; Brondolin, Erica; Dragicevic, Marko; Er, Janos; Flechl, Martin; Friedl, Markus; Fruehwirth, Rudolf; Ghete, Vasile Mihai; Hartl, Christian; Hrmann, Natascha; Hrubec, Josef; Jeitler, Manfred; Knnz, Valentin; Knig, Axel; Krammer, Manfred; Krtschmer, Ilse; Liko, Dietrich; Matsushita, Takashi; Mikulec, Ivan; Rabady, Dinyar; Rahbaran, Babak; Rohringer, Herbert; Schieck, Jochen; Schfbeck, Robert; Strauss, Josef; Treberer-Treberspurg, Wolfgang; Waltenberger, Wolfgang; Wulz, Claudia-Elisabeth; Mossolov, Vladimir; Shumeiko, Nikolai; Suarez Gonzalez, Juan; Alderweireldt, Sara; Cornelis, Tom; De Wolf, Eddi A; Janssen, Xavier; Knutsson, Albert; Lauwers, Jasper; Luyckx, Sten; Ochesanu, Silvia; Rougny, Romain; Van De Klundert, Merijn; Van Haevermaet, Hans; Van Mechelen, Pierre; Van Remortel, Nick; Van Spilbeeck, Alex; Abu Zeid, Shimaa; Blekman, Freya; D'Hondt, Jorgen; Daci, Nadir; De Bruyn, Isabelle; Deroover, Kevin; Heracleous, Natalie; Keaveney, James; Lowette, Steven; Moreels, Lieselotte; Olbrechts, Annik; Python, Quentin; Strom, Derek; Tavernier, Stefaan; Van Doninck, Walter; Van Mulders, Petra; Van Onsem, Gerrit Patrick; Van Parijs, Isis; Barria, Patrizia; Caillol, Ccile; Clerbaux, Barbara; De Lentdecker, Gilles; Delannoy, Hugo; Dobur, Didar; Fasanella, Giuseppe; Favart, Laurent; Gay, Arnaud; Grebenyuk, Anastasia; Lonard, Alexandre; Mohammadi, Abdollah; Perni, Luca; Randle-conde, Aidan; Reis, Thomas; Seva, Tomislav; Thomas, Laurent; Vander Velde, Catherine; Vanlaer, Pascal; Wang, Jian; Zenoni, Florian; Beernaert, Kelly; Benucci, Leonardo; Cimmino, Anna; Crucy, Shannon; Fagot, Alexis; Garcia, Guillaume; Gul, Muhammad; Mccartin, Joseph; Ocampo Rios, Alberto Andres; Poyraz, Deniz; Ryckbosch, Dirk; Salva Diblen, Sinem; Sigamani, Michael; Strobbe, Nadja; Tytgat, Michael; Van Driessche, Ward; Yazgan, Efe; Zaganidis, Nicolas; Basegmez, Suzan; Beluffi, Camille; Bondu, Olivier; Bruno, Giacomo; Castello, Roberto; Caudron, Adrien; Ceard, Ludivine; Da Silveira, Gustavo Gil; Delaere, Christophe; Du Pree, Tristan; Favart, Denis; Forthomme, Laurent; Giammanco, Andrea; Hollar, Jonathan; Jafari, Abideh; Jez, Pavel; Komm, Matthias; Lemaitre, Vincent; Mertens, Alexandre; Nuttens, Claude; Perrini, Lucia; Pin, Arnaud; Piotrzkowski, Krzysztof; Popov, Andrey; Quertenmont, Loic; Selvaggi, Michele; Vidal Marono, Miguel; Beliy, Nikita; Caebergs, Thierry; Hammad, Gregory Habib; Ald Jnior, Walter Luiz; Alves, Gilvan; Brito, Lucas; Correa Martins Junior, Marcos; Dos Reis Martins, Thiago; Hensel, Carsten; Mora Herrera, Clemencia; Moraes, Arthur; Pol, Maria Elena; Rebello Teles, Patricia; Belchior Batista Das Chagas, Ewerton; Carvalho, Wagner; Chinellato, Jose; Custdio, Analu; Da Costa, Eliza Melo; De Jesus Damiao, Dilson; De Oliveira Martins, Carley; Fonseca De Souza, Sandro; Huertas Guativa, Lina Milena; Malbouisson, Helena; Matos Figueiredo, Diego; Mundim, Luiz; Nogima, Helio; Prado Da Silva, Wanda Lucia; Santaolalla, Javier; Santoro, Alberto; Sznajder, Andre; Tonelli Manganote, Edmilson Jos; Vilela Pereira, Antonio; Ahuja, Sudha; Bernardes, Cesar Augusto; Dogra, Sunil; Tomei, Thiago; De Moraes Gregores, Eduardo; Mercadante, Pedro G; Moon, Chang-Seong; Novaes, Sergio F; Padula, Sandra; Romero Abad, David; Ruiz Vargas, Jos Cupertino; Aleksandrov, Aleksandar; Genchev, Vladimir; Hadjiiska, Roumyana; Iaydjiev, Plamen; Marinov, Andrey; Piperov, Stefan; Rodozov, Mircho; Stoykova, Stefka; Sultanov, Georgi; Vutova, Mariana; Dimitrov, Anton; Glushkov, Ivan; Litov, Leander; Pavlov, Borislav; Petkov, Peicho; Ahmad, Muhammad; Bian, Jian-Guo; Chen, Guo-Ming; Chen, He-Sheng; Chen, Mingshui; Cheng, Tongguang; Du, Ran; Jiang, Chun-Hua; Plestina, Roko; Romeo, Francesco; Shaheen, Sarmad Masood; Tao, Junquan; Wang, Chunjie; Wang, Zheng; Zhang, Huaqiao; Asawatangtrakuldee, Chayanit; Ban, Yong; Li, Qiang; Liu, Shuai; Mao, Yajun; Qian, Si-Jin; Wang, Dayong; Xu, Zijun; Zhang, Fengwangdong; Zou, Wei; Avila, Carlos; Cabrera, Andrs; Chaparro Sierra, Luisa Fernanda; Florez, Carlos; Gomez, Juan Pablo; Gomez Moreno, Bernardo; Sanabria, Juan Carlos; Godinovic, Nikola; Lelas, Damir; Polic, Dunja; Puljak, Ivica; Antunovic, Zeljko; Kovac, Marko; Brigljevic, Vuko; Kadija, Kreso; Luetic, Jelena; Sudic, Lucija; Attikis, Alexandros; Mavromanolakis, Georgios; Mousa, Jehad; Nicolaou, Charalambos; Ptochos, Fotios; Razis, Panos A; Rykaczewski, Hans; Bodlak, Martin; Finger, Miroslav; Finger Jr, Michael; Ali, Ahmed

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Results are reported on a search for decays of a pseudoscalar A boson into a Z boson and a light scalar h boson, where the Z boson decays into a pair of oppositely-charged electrons or muons, and the h boson decays into $\\mathrm{b \\bar{b}}$. The search is based on data from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy $\\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV collected with the CMS detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb$^{-1}$. The h boson is assumed to be the recently discovered standard model-like Higgs boson with a mass of 125 GeV. With no evidence for signal, upper limits are obtained on the product of the production cross section and the branching fraction of the A boson in the Zh channel. Results are also interpreted in the context of two Higgs doublet models.

  15. Search for a CP-odd Higgs boson decaying to Zh in pp collisions at ?s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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    Taylor, Frank E.

    A search for a heavy, CP-odd Higgs boson, A, decaying into a Z boson and a 125 GeV Higgs boson, h, with the ATLAS detector at the LHC is presented. The search uses protonproton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy ...

  16. Search for the Higgs boson produced in association with Z-->l^{+}l^{-} using the matrix element method at CDF II

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    Xie, Si

    We present a search for associated production of the standard model Higgs boson and a Z boson where the Z boson decays to two leptons and the Higgs decays to a pair of b quarks in pp? collisions at the Fermilab Tevatron. ...

  17. Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in the Decay Channel H?ZZ?4l in pp Collisions at ?s=7??TeV

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    Alver, Burak Han

    A search for a Higgs boson in the four-lepton decay channel H?ZZ, with each Z boson decaying to an electron or muon pair, is reported. The search covers Higgs boson mass hypotheses in the range of 110

  18. Search for a Standard Model Higgs Boson in WH-->lvbb-bar in pp-bar Collisions at sqrt[s]=1.96 TeV

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    Xie, Si

    We present a search for a standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a W boson using 2.7??fb[superscript -1] of integrated luminosity of pp? collision data taken at ?s=1.96??TeV. Limits on the Higgs boson ...

  19. Studies of Gauge Boson Production with a gamma/gamma-collider at TESLA

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    Jadranka Sekaric

    2006-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    In absence of the Standard Model Higgs boson the interaction among the gauge bosons becomes strong at high energies and influences the couplings between them. Each trilinear and quartic gauge boson vertex is characterised by a set of couplings which are expected to deviate from their Standard Model values already at energies lower than the energy scale of the New Physics.The precise measurement of gauge boson couplings can provide clues to the mechanism of the electroweak symmetry breaking and their anomalous values can be a sign of a New Physics effect beyond the Standard Model. The estimated precisions of the trilinear gauge boson coupling (TGC) measurements at a photon collider are about one to two orders of magnitude higher than at LEP and Tevatron providing a measurement highly sensitive to the physics beyond the Standard Model. The optimisation of the forward region of the photon collider detector brings the amount of the low-energy background to the manageable level providing a clean environment for the TGC measurements at a photon collider with estimated precisions.

  20. Fingerprinting the extended Higgs sector using one-loop corrected Higgs boson couplings and future precision measurements

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    Kanemura, Shinya; Yagyu, Kei

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We calculate radiative corrections to a full set of coupling constants for the 125 GeV Higgs boson at the one-loop level in two Higgs doublet models with four types of Yukawa interaction under the softly-broken discrete $Z_2$ symmetry. The renormalization calculations are performed in the on-shell scheme, in which the gauge dependence in the mixing parameter which appears in the previous calculation is consistently avoided. We first show the details of our renormalizaton scheme, and present the complete set of the analytic formulae of the renormalized couplings. We then numerically demonstrate how the inner parameters of the model can be extracted by the future precision measurements of these couplings at the high luminosity LHC and the International Linear Collider.

  1. Flavor violating signatures of lighter and heavier Higgs bosons within Two Higgs Doublet Model type III at the LHeC

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    Das, S P; Rosado, A; Xoxocotzi, R

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze the prospect for observing the lightest and heavier CP-even neutral Higgs bosons( $\\phi$= $h$ and $H$) in their decays to flavor violating $b \\bar s$ (with charge conjugation) at the proposed Large Hadron electron Collider(LHeC), with center-of-mass energy approximately 1.296 TeV, in the framework of the Two Higgs Doublet Model Type-III, assuming a four-zero texture in the Yukawa matrices and a general Higgs potential. We consider scenarios in agreement with the current experimental data of flavor physics constraints and Higgs physics. We consider the charge current production processes: $\

  2. Flavor violating signatures of lighter and heavier Higgs bosons within Two Higgs Doublet Model type III at the LHeC

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    S. P. Das; J. Hernndez-Snchez; A. Rosado; R. Xoxocotzi

    2015-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze the prospect for observing the lightest and heavier CP-even neutral Higgs bosons( $\\phi$= $h$ and $H$) in their decays to flavor violating $b \\bar s$ (with charge conjugation) at the proposed Large Hadron electron Collider(LHeC), with center-of-mass energy approximately 1.296 TeV, in the framework of the Two Higgs Doublet Model Type-III, assuming a four-zero texture in the Yukawa matrices and a general Higgs potential. We consider scenarios in agreement with the current experimental data of flavor physics constraints and Higgs physics. We consider the charge current production processes: $\

  3. New Model of Inflation with Non-minimal Derivative Coupling of Standard Model Higgs Boson to Gravity

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    Cristiano Germani; Alex Kehagias

    2010-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    In this letter we show that there is a unique non-minimal derivative coupling of the Standard Model Higgs boson to gravity such that: it propagates no more degrees of freedom than General Relativity sourced by a scalar field, reproduces a successful inflating background within the Standard Model Higgs parameters and, finally, does not suffer from dangerous quantum corrections.

  4. Higgs boson as a gluon trigger: the study of QCD in high pile-up environments

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    H. Van Haevermaet; P. Cipriano; S. Dooling; A. Grebenyuk; P. Gunnellini; F. Hautmann; H. Jung; P. Katsas

    2014-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    In the forthcoming high-luminosity phase of the LHC many of the most interesting measurements for precision QCD studies are hampered by large pile-up conditions, especially at not very high transverse momenta. However, with the recently discovered Higgs boson, which couples in the heavy top limit directly to gluons, we have access to a novel production process to probe QCD by a colour-singlet current. In this study we compare observables in Higgs boson and Drell-Yan production and investigate whether measuring ratios or subtractions can yield results that are stable in high pile-up environments, and yet sensitive to (small-$p_{\\text{T}}$) QCD physics in gluon fusion processes. We present results of Monte Carlo event generator calculations for a few specific examples.

  5. The 126 GeV Higgs boson mass and naturalness in (deflected) mirage mediation

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    Hiroyuki Abe; Junichiro Kawamura

    2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the mass of the lightest CP-even Higgs boson in the deflected mirage mediation that is a quite general framework of the mediation of supersymmetry breaking, incorporating the case where all of the modulus-, the anomaly- and the gauge-mediated contributions to the soft supersymmetry breaking parameters become sizable. We evaluate the degree of tuning the so-called mu parameter required for realizing a correct electroweak symmetry breaking and study how to accomplish both the observed Higgs boson mass and the relaxed fine-tuning. We identify the parameter space favored from such a perspective and show the superparticle mass spectrum with some input parameters inside the indicated region. The results here would be useful when we aim to prove the communication between the visible and the hidden sectors in supergravity and superstring models based on the recent observations.

  6. Mass generation via the Higgs boson and the quark condensate of the QCD vacuum

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    Schumacher, Martin

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Higgs boson, recently discovered with a mass of 125.7 GeV is known to mediate the masses of elementary particles, but only 2% of the mass of the nucleon. Extending a previous investigation [1] and including the strange-quark sector, hadron masses are derived from the quark condensate of the QCD vacuum and from the effects of the Higgs boson. These calculations include the $\\pi$ meson, the nucleon and the scalar mesons $\\sigma(600)$, $\\kappa(800)$, $a_0(980)$ $f_0(980)$ and $f_0(1370)$. The predicted second $\\sigma$ meson $\\sigma'(1344)=|s\\bar{s}\\rangle$, is investigated and identified with the $f_0(1370)$ meson. An outlook is given on the hyperons $\\Lambda$, $\\Sigma^{0,\\pm}$ and $\\Xi^{0,-}$.

  7. Expected Precision of Higgs Boson Partial Widths within the Standard Model

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    G. Peter Lepage; Paul B. Mackenzie; Michael E. Peskin

    2015-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the sources of uncertainty in calculations of the partial widths of the Higgs boson within the Standard Model. The uncertainties come from two sources: the truncation of perturbation theory and the uncertainties in input parameters. We review the current status of perturbative calculations and note that these are already reaching the parts-per-mil level of accuracy for the major decay modes. The main sources of uncertainty will then come from the parametric dependences on alpha_s, m_b, and m_c. Knowledge of these parameters is systematically improvable through lattice gauge theory calculations. We estimate the precision that lattice QCD will achieve in the next decade and the corresponding precision of the Standard Model predictions for Higgs boson partial widths.

  8. Expected Precision of Higgs Boson Partial Widths within the Standard Model

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    G. Peter Lepage; Paul B. Mackenzie; Michael E. Peskin

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the sources of uncertainty in calculations of the partial widths of the Higgs boson within the Standard Model. The uncertainties come from two sources: the truncation of perturbation theory and the uncertainties in input parameters. We review the current status of perturbative calculations and note that these are already reaching the parts-per-mil level of accuracy for the major decay modes. The main sources of uncertainty will then come from the parametric dependences on alpha_s, m_b, and m_c. Knowledge of these parameters is systematically improvable through lattice gauge theory calculations. We estimate the precision that lattice QCD will achieve in the next decade and the corresponding precision of the Standard Model predictions for Higgs boson partial widths.

  9. Hopf algebras, coproducts and symbols: an application to Higgs boson amplitudes

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    Claude Duhr

    2012-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We show how the Hopf algebra structure of multiple polylogarithms can be used to simplify complicated expressions for multi-loop amplitudes in perturbative quantum field theory and we argue that, unlike the recently popularized symbol-based approach, the coproduct incorporates information about the zeta values. We illustrate our approach by rewriting the two-loop helicity amplitudes for a Higgs boson plus three gluons in a simplified and compact form involving only classical polylogarithms.

  10. Amplitudes of radiative corrections in fermion bags bound by Higgs boson exchange

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    M. Yu. Kuchiev

    2010-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Properties of amplitudes that describe radiative corrections in a bag of heavy fermions bound by the Higgs boson exchange are studied. Classes of amplitudes, in which the large fermion mass is canceled out and hence produces no enhancement for the radiative corrections are found. For fermions with masses in the region 4001000 Gev, the processes described by diagrams with closed fermion loops are also mass-independent.

  11. Gauge and Higgs Boson Masses from an Extra Dimension

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    Graham Moir; Peter Dziennik; Nikos Irges; Francesco Knechtli; Kyoko Yoneyama

    2014-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We present novel calculations of the mass hierarchy of the $SU(2)$ pure gauge theory on a space-time lattice with an orbifolded fifth dimension. This theory has three parameters; the gauge coupling $\\beta$, the anisotropy $\\gamma$, which is a measure of the ratio of the lattice spacing in the four dimensions to that in the fifth dimension, and the extent of the extra dimension $N_{5}$. Using a large basis of scalar and vector operators we explore in detail the spectrum along the $\\gamma = 1$ line, and for the first time we investigate the spectrum for $\\gamma \

  12. Search for the standard model Higgs boson decaying to bottom quarks in pp collisions at ?s = 7 TeV

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    Alver, B.

    A search for the standard model Higgs boson (H) decaying to b[bar over b] when produced in association with weak vector bosons (V) is reported for the following modes: W(??)H, W(e?)H, Z(??)H, Z(ee)H and Z(??)H. The search ...

  13. Charged-Higgs-boson production at the LHC: Next-to-leading-order supersymmetric QCD corrections

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    Dittmaier, Stefan; Kraemer, Michael; Spira, Michael; Walser, Manuel [Physikalisches Institut, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg, D-79104 Freiburg (Germany); Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), Foehringer Ring 6, D-80805 Muenchen (Germany); Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology, RWTH Aachen University, D-52056 Aachen (Germany); Paul Scherrer Institut, CH-5232 Villigen PSI (Switzerland); Paul Scherrer Institut, CH-5232 Villigen PSI (Switzerland); Institute for Theoretical Physics, ETH Zuerich, CH-8093 Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The dominant production process for heavy charged-Higgs bosons at the LHC is the associated production with heavy quarks. We have calculated the next-to-leading-order supersymmetric QCD corrections to charged-Higgs production through the parton processes qq,gg{yields}tbH{sup {+-}} and present results for total cross sections and differential distributions. The QCD corrections reduce the renormalization and factorization scale dependence and thus stabilize the theoretical predictions. We present a comparison of the next-to-leading-order results for the inclusive cross section with a calculation based on bottom-gluon fusion gb{yields}tH{sup {+-}} and discuss the impact of the next-to-leading-order corrections on charged-Higgs searches at the LHC.

  14. Higgs boson production in association with a jet at next-to-next-to-leading order

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    Boughezal, Radja; Melnikov, Kirill; Petriello, Frank; Schulze, Markus

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present precise predictions for Higgs boson production in association with a jet. Our calculation is accurate to next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) QCD in the Higgs Effective Field Theory and constitutes the first complete NNLO computation for Higgs production with a final-state jet in hadronic collisions. We include all relevant phenomenological channels and present fully-differential results as well as total cross sections for the LHC. Our NNLO predictions reduce the unphysical scale dependence by more than a factor of two and enhance the total rate by about twenty percent compared to NLO QCD predictions. Our results demonstrate for the first time satisfactory convergence of the perturbative series.

  15. Higgs boson production in association with a jet at next-to-next-to-leading order

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    Radja Boughezal; Fabrizio Caola; Kirill Melnikov; Frank Petriello; Markus Schulze

    2015-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We present precise predictions for Higgs boson production in association with a jet. Our calculation is accurate to next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) QCD in the Higgs Effective Field Theory and constitutes the first complete NNLO computation for Higgs production with a final-state jet in hadronic collisions. We include all relevant phenomenological channels and present fully-differential results as well as total cross sections for the LHC. Our NNLO predictions reduce the unphysical scale dependence by more than a factor of two and enhance the total rate by about twenty percent compared to NLO QCD predictions. Our results demonstrate for the first time satisfactory convergence of the perturbative series.

  16. arXiv:1311.5455v1[hep-ph]21Nov2013 NLO QCD Corrections to Electroweak Higgs Boson

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    Lunds Universitet,

    arXiv:1311.5455v1[hep-ph]21Nov2013 NLO QCD Corrections to Electroweak Higgs Boson Plus Three Jet.sjodahl@thep.lu.se The implementation of the full next-to-leading order (NLO) QCD corrections to electroweak Higgs boson plus three jet that the new particle exhibits production and decays similar to a Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson [3, 4, 5, 6

  17. arXiv:hep-ph/0105014v217May2001 A Light Higgs Boson Explanation for the g -2 Crisis a

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    arXiv:hep-ph/0105014v217May2001 A Light Higgs Boson Explanation for the g - 2 Crisis a A. Dedes1-even Higgs boson with a mass of around 10 GeV could explain the recent BNL measurement of the muon anomalous) the Upsilon mass. It may be possible to exclude or discover such a Higgs boson by fully analyzing the existing

  18. Combined upper limit on standard model higgs boson production at D0 in $p \\bar{p}$ collisions at $\\sqrt{s} = 1.96-TeV

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    Bernhard, Ralf; /Freiburg U.

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The latest searches for the Standard Model Higgs boson at a centre-of-mass energy of {radical}s = 1.96 TeV with the D0 and the CDF detectors at the Fermilab Tevatron collider are presented. For the first time since the LEP experiments the sensitivity for a Standard Model Higgs boson has been reached at a Higgs boson mass of 170 GeV/c{sup 2}.

  19. Limiting two-Higgs-doublet models

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    Chun, Eung Jin

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Updating various theoretical and experimental constraints on the four different types of two-Higgs-doublet models (2HDMs), we find that only the "lepton-specific" (or "type X") 2HDM can explain the present muon (g-2) anomaly in the parameter region of large $\\tan\\beta$, a light CP-odd Higgs boson, and heavier CP-even and charged Higgs bosons which are almost degenerate. The severe constraints on the models come mainly from the consideration of vacuum stability and perturbativity, the electroweak precision data, $B$ physics observables like $b\\to s \\gamma$ as well as the 125 GeV Higgs boson properties measured at the LHC.

  20. Note on Anomalous Higgs-Boson Couplings in Effective Field Theory

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    Buchalla, G; Celis, A; Krause, C

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a parametrization of anomalous Higgs-boson couplings that is both systematic and practical. It is based on the electroweak chiral Lagrangian, including a light Higgs boson, as the effective field theory (EFT) at the electroweak scale $v$. This is the appropriate framework for the case of sizeable deviations in the Higgs couplings of order $10\\%$ from the Standard Model, considered to be parametrically larger than new-physics effects in the sector of electroweak gauge interactions. The role of power counting in identifying the relevant parameters is emphasized. The three relevant scales, $v$, the scale of new Higgs dynamics $f$, and the cut-off $\\Lambda=4\\pi f$, admit expansions in $\\xi=v^2/f^2$ and $f^2/\\Lambda^2$. The former corresponds to an organization of operators by their canonical dimension, the latter by their loop order or chiral dimension. In full generality the EFT is thus organized as a double expansion. However, as long as $\\xi\\gg 1/16\\pi^2$ the EFT systematics is closer to the chiral ...

  1. Evidence for a particle produced in association with weak bosons and decaying to a bottom-antibottom quark pair in Higgs boson searches at the Tevatron

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    CDF Collaboration; D0 Collaboration

    2012-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We combine searches by the CDF and D0 Collaborations for the associated production of a Higgs boson with a W or Z boson and subsequent decay of the Higgs boson to a bottom-antibottom quark pair. The data, originating from Fermilab Tevatron p-pbar collisions at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV, correspond to integrated luminosities of up to 9.7 fb^-1. The searches are conducted for a Higgs boson with mass in the range 100-150 GeV/c^2. We observe an excess of events in the data compared with the background predictions, which is most significant in the mass range between 120 and 135 GeV/c^2. The largest local significance is 3.3 standard deviations, corresponding to a global significance of 3.1 standard deviations. We interpret this as evidence for the presence of a new particle consistent with the standard model Higgs boson, which is produced in association with a weak vector boson and decays to a bottom-antibottom quark pair.

  2. Evidence for a particle produced in association with weak bosons and decaying to a bottom-antibottom quark pair in Higgs boson searches at the Tevatron

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    Aaltonen, T.; /Helsinki Inst. of Phys.; Abazov, V.M.; /Dubna, JINR; Abbott, B.; /Oklahoma U.; Acharya, B.S.; /Tata Inst.; Adams, M.; /Illinois U., Chicago; Adams, T.; /Florida State U.; Alexeev, G.D.; /Dubna, JINR; Alkhazov, G.; /St. Petersburg, INP; Alton, A.; /Michigan U.; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; /Oviedo U. /Cantabria Inst. of Phys.; Alverson, G.; /Northeastern U. /INFN, Padua

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We combine searches by the CDF and D0 Collaborations for the associated production of a Higgs boson with a W or Z boson and subsequent decay of the Higgs boson to a bottom-antibottom quark pair. The data, originating from Fermilab Tevatron p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s=1.96 TeV, correspond to integrated luminosities of up to 9.7 fb{sup -1}. The searches are conducted for a Higgs boson with mass in the range 100-150 GeV/c{sup 2}. We observe an excess of events in the data compared with the background predictions, which is most significant in the mass range between 120 and 135 GeV/c{sup 2}. The largest local significance is 3.3 standard deviations, corresponding to a global significance of 3.1 standard deviations. We interpret this as evidence for the presence of a new particle consistent with the standard model Higgs boson, which is produced in association with a weak vector boson and decays to a bottom-antibottom quark pair.

  3. Search for standard model Higgs boson production in association with a W boson using a matrix element technique at CDF in pp? collisions at ?s=1.96??TeV

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    Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo

    This paper presents a search for standard model Higgs boson production in association with a W boson using events recorded by the CDF experiment in a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.6??fb[superscript ...

  4. Measurement of the off-shell Higgs boson signal strength in the high mass ZZ and WW final states with the ATLAS detector

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    Calandri, Alessandro; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This poster is focused on the indirect measurement of the Higgs boson width through the constraints on the off-shell Higgs coupling in the high mass region using the H->4l decay channel. The production cross section for the off-shell Higgs boson with decay into vector bosons is proportional to the product of the couplings squared for production and decay. Unlike the on-shell cross section, this observable is independent of the total Higgs width. Therefore, the ratio of the on and off-shell couplings provides an indirect measurement on the total Higgs width. Two different versions of the posters (CONF note and paper results) are provided.

  5. Search for the Higgs boson in the H->WW(*)->lvlv decay channel in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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    ATLAS Collaboration

    2012-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for the Higgs boson has been performed in the H->WW->lvlv channel (l=e/mu) with an integrated luminosity of 2.05/fb of pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV collected with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. No significant excess of events over the expected background is observed and limits on the Higgs boson production cross section are derived for a Higgs boson mass in the range 110Higgs boson with a mass 145

  6. Note Date Preliminary Title Speaker Institution Email Contact Aug 29, 2012 The Discovery of the Higgs Boson Jim Alexander Cornell jim.alexander@cornell.edu Napolitano

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    Varela, Carlos

    of the Higgs Boson Jim Alexander Cornell jim.alexander@cornell.edu Napolitano JN Away Sep 5, 2012 Live 3D

  7. Search for a light NMSSM Higgs boson produced in supersymmetric cascades and decaying into a b-quark pair

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    CMS Collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for a light neutral Higgs boson decaying to a pair of b-quarks, and produced together with at least two very energetic jets and large missing energy, is presented. Such Higgs bosons are conceivable in the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Model (NMSSM), with the Higgs sector characterized by two complex Higgs doublets and an additional Higgs singlet field. This could result in a light Higgs boson with a large singlet component, which would be hard to detect in conventional searches at LEP, LHC and Tevatron, but could be copiously produced in decays of neutralinos in supersymmetric cascades. The data used in this analysis correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 $\\mathrm{fb}^{-1}$, collected by the CMS experiment in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of $8\\,\\text{TeV}$. No indication of a signal is observed. The results are interpreted in terms of cross section limits and within the parameter space of certain NMSSM light Higgs boson scenarios.

  8. Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying to a bb? Pair in Events with Two Oppositely Charged Leptons Using the Full CDF Data Set

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    Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo

    We present a search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a Z boson in data collected with the CDF II detector at the Tevatron, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9.45??fb[superscript ...

  9. Updated search for the standard model Higgs boson in events with jets and missing transverse energy using the full CDF data set

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    Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo

    We present an updated search for the Higgs boson produced in association with a vector boson in the final state with missing transverse energy and two jets. We use the full CDF data set corresponding to an integrated ...

  10. The London-Anderson-Englert-Brout-Higgs-Guralnik-Hagen-Kibble-Weinberg mechanism and Higgs boson reveal the unity and future excitement of physics

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    Roland E. Allen

    2013-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The particle recently discovered by the CMS and ATLAS collaborations at CERN is almost certainly a Higgs boson, fulfilling a quest that can be traced back to three seminal high energy papers of 1964, but which is intimately connected to ideas in other areas of physics that go back much further. One might oversimplify the history of the features which (i) give mass to the W and Z particles that mediate the weak nuclear interaction, (ii) effectively break gauge invariance, (iii) eliminate physically unacceptable Nambu-Goldstone bosons, and (iv) give mass to fermions (like the electron) by collectively calling them the London-Anderson-Englert-Brout-Higgs-Guralnik-Hagen-Kibble-Weinberg mechanism. More important are the implications for the future: a Higgs boson appears to point toward supersymmetry, since new physics is required to protect its mass from enormous quantum corrections, while the discovery of neutrino masses seems to point toward grand unification of the nongravitational forces.

  11. Higgs boson production and decay at $e^{+}e^{-}$ colliders as a probe of the Left-Right twin Higgs model

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    Han, Jinzhong; Yang, Bingfang; Liu, Ning

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the framework of the Left-Right twin Higgs (LRTH) model, we consider the constrains from the latest search for high-mass dilepton resonances at the LHC and find that the heavy neutral boson $Z_H$ is excluded with mass below 2.76 TeV. Under these constrains, we study the Higgs-Gauge coupling production processes $e^{+}e^{-}\\rightarrow ZH$, $e^{+}e^{-}\\rightarrow \

  12. Search for a Charged Higgs Boson Produced in the Vector-Boson Fusion Mode with Decay H ? W Z using p p Collisions at s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Experiment

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    G., Aad

    2015-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for a charged Higgs boson, H, decaying to a W boson and a Z boson is presented. The search is based on 20.3 fb? of proton-proton collision data at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The H boson is assumed to be produced via vector-boson fusion and the decays W?qq' and Z?e?e?/???? are considered. The search is performed in a range of charged Higgs boson masses from 200 to 1000 GeV. No evidence for the production of an H boson is observed. Upper limits of 311020 fb at 95% C.L.moreare placed on the cross section for vector-boson fusion production of an H boson times its branching fraction to WZ. The limits are compared with predictions from the Georgi-Machacek Higgs triplet model.less

  13. Search for a Charged Higgs Boson Produced in the Vector-Boson Fusion Mode with Decay H ? W Z using p p Collisions at s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Experiment

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    G., Aad [Aix-Marseille Universite, Marseille (France). et al.

    2015-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for a charged Higgs boson, H, decaying to a W boson and a Z boson is presented. The search is based on 20.3 fb? of proton-proton collision data at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The H boson is assumed to be produced via vector-boson fusion and the decays W?qq' and Z?e?e?/???? are considered. The search is performed in a range of charged Higgs boson masses from 200 to 1000 GeV. No evidence for the production of an H boson is observed. Upper limits of 311020 fb at 95% C.L. are placed on the cross section for vector-boson fusion production of an H boson times its branching fraction to WZ. The limits are compared with predictions from the Georgi-Machacek Higgs triplet model.

  14. Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a standard W or a Z boson and decaying to bottom quarks

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    Chatrchyan, Serguei; et al.,

    2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for the standard model Higgs boson (H) decaying to b b-bar when produced in association with a weak vector boson (V) is reported for the following channels: W(mu nu)H, W(e nu)H, W(tau nu)H, Z(mu mu)H, Z(e e)H, and Z(nu nu)H. The search is performed in data samples corresponding to integrated luminosities of up to 5.1 inverse femtobarns at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV and up to 18.9 inverse femtobarns at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV, recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC. An excess of events is observed above the expected background with a local significance of 2.1 standard deviations for a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV, consistent with the expectation from the production of the standard model Higgs boson. The signal strength corresponding to this excess, relative to that of the standard model Higgs boson, is 1.0 +/- 0.5.

  15. Charged Higgs Probes of Dark Bosons at the LHC

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    Kong, Kyoungchul [University of Kansas; Lee, Hye-Sung [William and Mary College, JLAB; Park, Myeonghun [University of Tokyo

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A very light (GeV scale) dark gauge boson (Z?) is a recently highlighted hypothetical particle that can address some astrophysical anomalies as well as the 3.6? deviation in the muon g-2 measurement. We suggest top quark decays as a venue to search for light dark force carriers at the LHC. Such Z?s can be easily boosted, and they can decay into highly collimated leptons (lepton-jet) with large branching ratio. We investigate a scenario where a top quark decays to bW accompanied by one or multiple dark force carriers and find that such a scenario could be easily probed at the early stage of LHC Run 2.

  16. A combined search for the standard model Higgs boson at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV

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    D0 Collaboration; V. M. Abazov

    2007-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We present new results of the search for WH to lepton neutrino b b production in ppbar collisions at a center of mass energy of sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV, based on a dataset with integrated luminosity of 0.44 fb-1. We combine these new results with previously published searches by the D0 collaboration, for WH and ZH production analyzed in the MET b b final state, for ZH (to l+l- b b) production, for WH (to WWW) production, and for H (to WW) direct production. No signal-like excess is observed either in the WH analysis or in the combination of all D0 Higgs boson analyses. We set 95% C.L. (expected) upper limits on to 1.9 (3.3) pb for Higgs boson masses between 105 and 145 GeV, to be compared to the theoretical prediction of 0.13 pb for a standard model (SM) Higgs boson with mass m_H=115 GeV. After combination with the other D0 Higgs boson searches, we obtain for m_H=115 GeV an observed (expected) limit 8.5 (12.1) times higher than the SM predicted Higgs boson production cross section. For m_H=160 GeV, the corresponding observed (expected) ratio is 10.2 (9.0).

  17. Search for H ? ?? produced in association with top quarks and constraints on the Yukawa coupling between the top quark and the Higgs boson using data taken at 7 TeV and 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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    Taylor, Frank E.

    A search is performed for Higgs bosons produced in association with top quarks using the diphoton decay mode of the Higgs boson. Selection requirements are optimized separately for leptonic and fully hadronic final states ...

  18. Higgs and Z boson associated production via gluon fusion in the SM and the 2HDM

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    Hespel, B; Vryonidou, E

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyse the associated production of Higgs and $Z$ boson via heavy-quark loops at the LHC in the Standard Model and beyond. We first review the main features of the Born $2\\to 2$ production, and in particular discuss the high-energy behaviour, angular distributions and $Z$ boson polarisation. We then consider the effects of extra QCD radiation as described by the $2 \\to 3$ loop matrix elements, and find that they dominate at high Higgs transverse momentum. We show how merged samples of 0-- and 1--jet multiplicities, matched to a parton shower can provide a reliable description of differential distributions in $ZH$ production. In addition to the Standard Model study, results in a generic two-Higgs-doublet-model are obtained and presented for a set of representative and experimentally viable benchmarks for $Zh^0$, $ZH^0$ and $ZA^0$ production. We observe that various interesting features appear either due to the resonant enhancement of the cross-section or to interference patterns between resonant and non-re...

  19. Interference effects of neutral MSSM Higgs bosons with a generalised narrow-width approximation

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    Elina Fuchs

    2014-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Mixing effects in the MSSM Higgs sector can give rise to a sizeable interference between the neutral Higgs bosons. On the other hand, factorising a more complicated process into production and decay parts by means of the narrow-width approximation (NWA) simplifies the calculation. The standard NWA, however, does not account for interference terms. Therefore, we introduce a generalisation of the NWA (gNWA) which allows for a consistent treatment of interference effects between nearly mass-degenerate particles. Furthermore, we apply the gNWA at the tree and 1-loop level to an example process where the neutral Higgs bosons $h$ and $H$ are produced in the decay of a heavy neutralino and subsequently decay into a fermion pair. The $h-H$ propagator mixing is found to agree well with the approximation of Breit-Wigner propagators times finite wave-function normalisation factors, both leading to a significant interference contribution. The factorisation of the interference term based on on-shell matrix elements reproduces the full interference result within a precision of better than 1% for the considered process. The gNWA also enables the inclusion of contributions beyond the 1-loop order into the most precise prediction.

  20. Phenomenological analysis of Higgs boson production through gluon fusion in association with jets

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    Greiner, Nicolas; Luisoni, Gionata; Schonherr, Marek; Winter, Jan-Christopher; Yundin, Valery

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a detailed phenomenological analysis of the production of a Standard Model Higgs boson in association with up to three jets. We consider the gluon fusion channel using an effective theory in the large top-quark mass limit. Higgs boson production in gluon fusion constitutes an irreducible background to the vector boson fusion (VBF) process; hence the precise knowledge of its characteristics is a prerequisite for any measurement in the VBF channel. The calculation is carried out at next-to-leading order (NLO) in QCD in a fully automated way by combining the two programs GoSam and Sherpa. We present numerical results for a large variety of observables for both standard cuts and VBF selection cuts. We find that for all jet multiplicities the NLO corrections are sizeable. This is particularly true in the presence of kinematic selections enhancing the VBF topology, which are based on vetoing additional jet activity. In this case, precise predictions for the background can be made using our calculation by...

  1. Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the missing energy topology with D0

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    Christoudias, Theodoros; /Imperial Coll., London

    2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the missing energy and acoplanar b-jet topology is reported, using an integrated luminosity of 0.93 fb{sup -1} recorded by the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron p{bar p} Collider. The analysis includes signal contributions from p{bar p} {yields} ZH {yields} {nu}{bar {nu}}b{bar b}, as well as from WH production in which the charged lepton from the W boson decay is undetected. Neural networks are used to separate signal from background. In the absence of a signal, limits are set on {sigma}(p{bar p} {yields} VH) x B(H {yields} b{bar b}) at the 95% C.L. of 2.6-2.3 pb, for Higgs boson masses in the range 105-135 GeV, where V = W, Z. The corresponding expected limits range from 2.8 to 2.0 pb. Potential improvements to the analysis with an extended dataset totalling 4 fb{sup -1} are also discussed. Essential maintenance related to the increased luminosity and RunIIb upgrade was carried out on the impact parameter (IP) based b-tagging trigger tool and the effect of the changes on the b-tagger's performance was investigated.

  2. Dirac Type Gauge Theories and the Mass of the Higgs Boson

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    Juergen Tolksdorf; Torsten Thumstaedter

    2007-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the mass of the (physical component of the) Higgs boson in one-loop and top-quark mass approximation. For this the minimal Standard Model is regarded as a specific (parameterized) gauge theory of Dirac type. It is shown that the latter formulation, in contrast to the usual description of the Standard Model, gives a definite value for the Higgs mass. The predicted value for the Higgs mass depends on the value addressed to the top mass m_T. We obtain m_H= 186 \\pm 8 GeV for m_T = 174 \\pm 3 GeV (direct observation of top events), resp. m_H = 184 \\pm 22 GeV for m_T = 172 \\pm 10 GeV (Standard Model electroweak fit). Although the Higgs mass is predicted to be near the upper bound, m_H is in full accordance with the range 114 \\leq m_H < 193 GeV that is allowed by the Standard Model. We show that the inclusion of (Dirac) massive neutrinos does not alter the results presented. We also briefly discuss how the derived mass values are related to those obtained within the frame of non-commutative geometry.

  3. Search for the Higgs Boson Decaying to Two Tau Leptons in Proton-Antiproton Collisions at a Center of Mass Energy of 1.96 TeV

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    Elagin, Andrey

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for the Higgs boson decaying to tau tau using 7.8 fb^-1 of pp collisions at 1.96 TeV collected with CDF II detector is presented. The search is sensitive to four production mechanisms of the Higgs boson: ggH, WH, ZH and VBF. Modes where one...

  4. Search for the Higgs Boson Decaying to Two Tau Leptons in Proton-Antiproton Collisions at a Center of Mass Energy of 1.96 TeV

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    Elagin, Andrey

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for the Higgs boson decaying to tau tau using 7.8 fb^-1 of pp collisions at 1.96 TeV collected with CDF II detector is presented. The search is sensitive to four production mechanisms of the Higgs boson: ggH, WH, ZH and VBF. Modes where one...

  5. Higgs boson production in association with top quarks in the POWHEG BOX

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    Hartanto, Heribertus B; Reina, Laura; Wackeroth, Doreen

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results from the analytic calculation of top+antitop+Higgs hadronic production at Next-to-Leading Order in QCD interfaced with parton-shower Monte Carlo event generators in the POWHEG BOX framework. We consider kinematic distributions of the top quark and Higgs boson at the 8 TeV Large Hadron Collider and study the theoretical uncertainties due to specific choices of renormalization/factorization scales and parton-showering algorithms, namely PYTHIA and HERWIG. The importance of spin-correlations in the production and decay stages of a top/antitop quark is discussed on the example of kinematic distributions of leptons originating from the top/antitop decays. The corresponding code is now part of the public release of the POWHEG BOX.

  6. What is the origin of the mass of the Higgs boson?

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    M. Novello; E. Bittencourt

    2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this paper is to present a unified description of mass generation mechanisms that have been investigated so far and that are called the Mach and Higgs proposals. In our mechanism, gravity acts merely as a catalyst and the final expression of the mass depends neither on the intensity nor on the particular properties of the gravitational field. We shall see that these two strategies to provide mass for all bodies that operate independently and competitively can be combined into a single unified theoretical framework. As a consequence of this new formulation we are able to present an answer to the question: what is the origin of the mass of the Higgs boson?

  7. Search for Very Light CP-Odd Higgs Boson in Radiative Decays of {upsilon}(1S)

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    Love, W.; Savinov, V. [University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 (United States); Mendez, H. [University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 00681 (Puerto Rico); Ge, J. Y.; Miller, D. H.; Shipsey, I. P. J.; Xin, B. [Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States); Adams, G. S.; Anderson, M.; Cummings, J. P.; Danko, I.; Hu, D.; Moziak, B.; Napolitano, J. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 (United States); He, Q.; Insler, J.; Muramatsu, H.; Park, C. S.; Thorndike, E. H.; Yang, F. [University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States)] (and others)

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We search for a non-SM-like CP-odd Higgs boson (a{sub 1}{sup 0}) decaying to {tau}{sup +}{tau}{sup -} or {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} in radiative decays of the {upsilon}(1S). No significant signal is found, and upper limits on the product branching ratios are set. Our {tau}{sup +}{tau}{sup -} results are almost 2 orders of magnitude more stringent than previous upper limits. Our data provide no evidence for a Higgs state with a mass of 214 MeV decaying to {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}, previously proposed as an explanation for 3 {sigma}{sup +}{yields}p{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} events observed by the HyperCP experiment. Our results constrain NMSSM models.

  8. Probe Higgs boson pair production via the $3 \\ell 2 j$ + missing $E_T$ mode

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    Qiang Li; Zhao Li; Qi-Shu Yan; Xiaoran Zhao

    2015-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform a detailed hadron-level study on the sensitivity of Higgs boson pair production via the $WW^{*}WW^{*}$ channel with the final state $3 \\ell 2 j$ + missing $E_T$ at the LHC with the collision energy $\\sqrt{S} = 14$ TeV and a future 100 TeV collider. To avoid the huge background from $pp \\to Z W + \\textrm{jets}$ processes, we confine to consider the four lepton patterns: $e^\\pm e^\\pm \\mu^\\mp $ and $\\mu^\\pm \\mu^\\pm e^\\mp$. We propose a partial reconstruction method to determine the most reliable combination. After that, we examine a few crucial observables which can discriminate efficiently signal and background events, especially we notice that the observable $m_{\\rm T2}$ is very efficient. For the LHC 14 TeV collisions, with an accumulated 3000 fb$^{-1}$ dataset, we find that the sensitivity of this mode can reach up to 1.5 $\\sigma$ for the Standard Model and the triple coupling of Higgs boson $\\lambda_3$ in the simplest effective theory can be constrained into the range [-1, 8] at $95\\%$ confidence level; at a 100 TeV collider with the integrated luminosity 3000 fb$^{-1}$, the sensitivity can reach up to 13 $\\sigma$ for the Standard Model and we find that all values of $\\lambda_3$ in the effective theory can be covered up to 3$\\sigma$ even without optimising signals. To precisely measure the triple coupling of Higgs boson $\\lambda_3=1$ of the Standard Model at a 100 TeV collider, by using the invariant mass of three leptons which is robust to against the contamination of underlying events and pileup effects and by performing a $\\chi^2$ analysis, we find that it can be determined into a range [0.8, 1.5] at $95\\%$ confidence level.

  9. Living Without Supersymmetry -- the Conformal Alternative and a Dynamical Higgs Boson

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    Philip D. Mannheim

    2015-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that key results of supersymmetry can be achieved via conformal symmetry. We propose that the Higgs boson be a dynamical bound state rather than a fundamental scalar, so that there is no quadratic divergence self-energy problem for it and no need to invoke supersymmetry to resolve it. We study a conformal invariant theory of interacting fermions and gauge bosons, in which there is scaling with anomalous dimensions and dynamical symmetry breaking, with the dynamical dimension of $\\bar{\\psi}\\psi$ being reduced from 3 to 2. With this reduction we augment the theory with a then renormalizable 4-fermion interaction with dynamical dimension equal to 4. We reinterpret the theory as a renormalizable version of the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (NJL) model, with the gauge theory sector with its now massive fermion being the mean field and the 4-fermion interaction being the residual interaction. It is this residual interaction that generates dynamical Goldstone and Higgs states, states that, as noted by Baker and Johnson, the gauge theory sector itself does not possess. The Higgs boson is found to be a narrow resonance just above threshold. We couple the theory to conformal gravity, with the interplay between conformal gravity and the 4-fermion interaction taking care of the vacuum energy problem. With conformal gravity being a consistent quantum gravity theory there is no need for string theory with its supersymmetric underpinnings. With conformal gravity fits to galactic rotation curves and the accelerating universe not needing dark matter, there is no need to introduce supersymmetry for either the vacuum energy problem or to provide a potential dark matter candidate. We propose that it is conformal symmetry rather than supersymmetry that is fundamental, with the theory of nature being a locally conformal, locally gauge invariant, non-Abelian NJL theory.

  10. Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with top quarks using the full CDF data set

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    Aaltonen, T.; /Helsinki Inst. of Phys.; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; /Oviedo U. /Cantabria Inst. of Phys.; Amerio, S.; /INFN, Padua; Amidei, D.; /Michigan U.; Anastassov, A.; /Northwestern U. /Fermilab; Annovi, A.; /Frascati; Antos, J.; /Comenius U.; Apollinari, G.; /Fermilab; Appel, J.A.; /Fermilab; Arisawa, T.; /Waseda U.; Artikov, A.; /Dubna, JINR /Texas A-M

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search is presented for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with top quarks using the full Run II proton-antiproton collision data set, corresponding to 9.45 fb{sup -1}, collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab. No significant excess over the expected background is observed, and 95% credibility-level upper bounds are placed on the cross section {sigma}(t{bar t}H {yields} lepton + missing transverse energy + jets). For a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV/c{sup 2}, we expect to set a limit of 12.6, and observe a limit of 20.5 times the standard model rate. This represents the most sensitive search for a standard model Higgs boson in this channel to date.

  11. Tevatron Constraints on Models of the Higgs Boson with Exotic Spin and Parity Using Decays to Bottom-Antibottom Quark Pairs

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    The CDF; D0 Collaborations

    2015-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Combined constraints from the CDF and D0 Collaborations on models of the Higgs boson with exotic spin $J$ and parity $P$ are presented and compared with results obtained assuming the standard model value $J^P=0^+$. Both collaborations analyzed approximately 10~fb$^{-1}$ of proton-antiproton collisions with a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV collected at the Fermilab Tevatron. Two models predicting exotic Higgs bosons with $J^P=0^-$ and $J^P=2^+$ are tested. The kinematic properties of exotic Higgs boson production in association with a vector boson differ from those predicted for the standard model Higgs boson. Upper limits at the 95% credibility level on the production rates of the exotic Higgs bosons, expressed as fractions of the standard model Higgs boson production rate, are set at 0.36 for both the $J^P=0^-$ hypothesis and the $J^P=2^+$ hypothesis. If the production rate times the branching ratio to a bottom-antibottom pair is the same as that predicted for the standard model Higgs boson, then the exotic bosons are excluded with significances of 5.0 standard deviations and 4.9 standard deviations for the $J^P=0^-$ and $J^P=2^+$ hypotheses, respectively.

  12. Tevatron Constraints on Models of the Higgs Boson with Exotic Spin and Parity Using Decays to Bottom-Antibottom Quark Pairs

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    The CDF; D0 Collaborations

    2015-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Combined constraints from the CDF and D0 Collaborations on models of the Higgs boson with exotic spin $J$ and parity $P$ are presented and compared with results obtained assuming the standard model value $J^P=0^+$. Both collaborations analyzed approximately 10~fb$^{-1}$ of proton-antiproton collisions with a center-of-mass energy of 1.96~TeV collected at the Fermilab Tevatron. Two models predicting exotic Higgs bosons with $J^P=0^-$ and $J^P=2^+$ are tested. The kinematic properties of exotic Higgs boson production in association with a vector boson differ from those predicted for the standard model Higgs boson. Upper limits at the 95\\% credibility level on the production rates of the exotic Higgs bosons, expressed as fractions of the standard model Higgs boson production rate, are set at 0.36 for both the $J^P=0^-$ hypothesis and the $J^P=2^+$ hypothesis. If the production rate times the branching ratio to a bottom-antibottom pair is the same as that predicted for the standard model Higgs boson, then the exotic bosons are excluded with significances of 5.0 standard deviations and 4.9 standard deviations for the $J^P=0^-$ and $J^P=2^+$ hypotheses, respectively.

  13. From the Cosmological Constant: Higgs Boson, Dark Matter, and Quantum Gravity Scales

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    James R. Bogan

    2010-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We suggest discovery targets for the Higgs boson, dark matter, and quantum gravity mass scales, motivated by the Dirac equation for the electron in deSitter space, and a sixth-order constraint between the electron QED parameters and the cosmological constant. We go on to show that this constraint can be viewed as a structural parameter of the electron, and leads naturally to a new cosmic horizon. A dual fourth-order constraint implies a second-order one, from which the electron neutrino mass is derived.

  14. Final state interactions at the threshold of Higgs boson pair production

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    Zhang, Zhentao

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the effect of final state interactions at the threshold of Higgs boson pair production in the Glashow-Weinberg-Salam model. We consider three major processes of the pair production in the model: lepton pair annihilation, ZZ fusion, and WW fusion. We find that the corrections caused by the effect for these processes are markedly different. According to our results, the effect can cause non-negligible corrections to the cross sections for lepton pair annihilation and small corrections for ZZ fusion, and this effect is negligible for WW fusion.

  15. Lightest Higgs Boson and Relic Neutralino in the MSSM with CP Violation

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    Jae Sik Lee; Stefano Scopel

    2007-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the lower bound to the lightest Higgs boson H_1 in the minimal supersymmetric extension of the standard model (MSSM) with explicit CP violation, and the phenomenology of the lightest relic neutralino in the same scenario. In particular, adopting the CPX benchmark scenario, we find that the combination of experimental constraints coming from LEP, Thallium Electric Dipole Moment (EDM) measurements, quorkonium decays, and B_s -> mu mu decay favours a region of the parameter space where the mass of H_1 is in the range 7 GeV M_{H_1}/2 which is allowed by cosmology is excluded by antiproton fluxes.

  16. Higgs boson production in association with a jet using jettiness subtraction

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    Boughezal, Radja; Giele, Walter; Liu, Xiaohui; Petriello, Frank

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We use the recently proposed jettiness-subtraction scheme to provide the complete calculation of Higgs boson production in association with a jet in hadronic collisions through next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative QCD. This method exploits the observation that the $N$-jettiness event-shape variable completely describes the singularity structure of QCD when final-state colored particles are present. Our results are in agreement with a recent computation of the $gg$ and $qg$ partonic initial states based on sector-improved residue subtraction. We present phenomenological results for both fiducial cross sections and distributions at the LHC.

  17. Higgs Boson May Be Within Sight

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  19. A light NMSSM pseudoscalar Higgs boson at the LHC Run 2

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    Bomark, Nils-Erik; Munir, Shoaib; Roszkowski, Leszek

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We revisit the light pseudoscalar $A_1$ in the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM) with partial universality at some high unification scale in order to delineate the parameter space regions consistent with up-to-date theoretical and experimental constraints and examine to what extent this state can be probed by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) during Run 2. We find that it can be accessible through a variety of signatures proceeding via $A_1\\to \\tau^+\\tau^-$ and/or $b\\bar b$, the former assuming hadronic decays and the latter two $b$-tags within a fat jet or two separate slim ones. Herein, the light pseudoscalar state is produced from a heavy Higgs boson decay in either pairs or singly in association with a $Z$ boson (in turn decaying into electrons/muons).

  20. Precision studies of the Higgs boson decay channel H ? Z Z ? 4 ? with MEKD

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    Avery, Paul; Bourilkov, Dimitri; Chen, Mingshui; Cheng, Tongguang; Drozdetskiy, Alexey; Gainer, James S.; Korytov, Andrey; Matchev, Konstantin T.; Milenovic, Predrag; Mitselmakher, Guenakh; Park, Myeonghun; Rinkevicius, Aurelijus; Snowball, Matthew

    2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The importance of the H?ZZ?4l golden channel was shown by its major role in the discovery, by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations, of a Higgs-like boson with mass near 125 GeV. We analyze the discrimination power of the matrix element method both for separating the signal from the irreducible ZZ background and for distinguishing various spin and parity hypotheses describing a signal in this channel. We show that the proper treatment of interference effects associated with permutations of identical leptons in the 4e and 4? final states plays an important role in achieving the best sensitivity in measuring the properties of the newly discovered boson. We provide a code, mekd, that calculates kinematic discriminants based on the full leading-order matrix elements and which will aid experimentalists and phenomenologists in their continuing studies of the H?ZZ?4l channel.

  1. Higgs Boson Mass and Electroweak-Gravity Hierarchy from Dynamical Gauge-Higgs Unification in the Warped Spacetime

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    Yutaka Hosotani; Mitsuru Mabe

    2005-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking by the Hosotani mechanism in the Randall-Sundrum warped spacetime is examined, relations among the W-boson mass (m_W), the Kaluza-Klein mass scale (M_{KK}), and the Higgs boson mass (m_H) being derived. It is shown that M_{KK}/m_W = (2 pi kR)^{1/2} (pi/theta_W) and m_H /m_W = 0.058 kR (pi/theta_W), where k^2, R, and theta_W are the curvature and size of the extra-dimensional space and the Wilson line phase determined dynamically. For typical values kR = 12 and theta_W = (0.2 to 0.4) pi, one finds that M_{KK} = (1.7 to 3.5) TeV, k = (1.3 to 2.6) x 10^{19} GeV, and m_H = (140 to 280) GeV.

  2. Search for the SM Higgs boson in the (W/Z)H channel with $H\\to b\\bar{b}$ using the ATLAS detector at the LHC

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    Gonzalez Parra, Garoe; Sorin, Veronica

    This thesis presents the latest ATLAS results on the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson decaying into a pair of $b$-quarks. The Higgs boson is searched for in the production channel for which the Higgs is produced in association with a $W$ o $Z$ boson in the final state. This includes the leptonic (electron and muon) decay channels for the vector bosons in addition to the channel with $Z$ decaying into a pair of neutrinos. In particular, this document is mostly focused on the $ZH$ ($Z \\to\

  3. Standard Model False Vacuum Inflation: Correlating the Tensor-to-Scalar Ratio to the Top Quark and Higgs Boson masses

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    Isabella Masina; Alessio Notari

    2012-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    For a narrow band of values of the top quark and Higgs boson masses, the Standard Model Higgs potential develops a false minimum at energies of about $10^{16}$ GeV, where primordial Inflation could have started in a cold metastable state. A graceful exit to a radiation-dominated era is provided, e.g., by scalar-tensor gravity models. We pointed out that if Inflation happened in this false minimum, the Higgs boson mass has to be in the range $126.0 \\pm 3.5$ GeV, where ATLAS and CMS subsequently reported excesses of events. Here we show that for these values of the Higgs boson mass, the inflationary gravitational wave background has be discovered with a tensor-to-scalar ratio at hand of future experiments. We suggest that combining cosmological observations with measurements of the top quark and Higgs boson masses represents a further test of the hypothesis that the Standard Model false minimum was the source of Inflation in the Universe.

  4. Study of the Higgs boson decaying to $WW^*$ produced in association with a weak boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC

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    The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The search for Higgs boson production in association with a $W$ or a $Z$ boson, in the decay channel $H \\to WW^*$, is performed with a data sample collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC in proton-proton collisions at centre-of-mass energies $\\sqrt{s}=7~{\\rm TeV}$ and $8~{\\rm TeV}$, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 4.5 ${\\rm fb}^{-1}$ and 20.3 ${\\rm fb}^{-1}$, respectively. The $WH$ production mode is studied in three and two lepton final states, while a four lepton final state is used to search for $ZH$ production. The observed significance is of 2.5 standard deviations while a significance of 0.9 standard deviations is expected for a Standard Model Higgs boson. The ratio of the combined $WH$ and $ZH$ signal yield to the Standard Model expectation, $\\mu_{\\rm VH}$, is found to be $\\mu_{\\rm VH} =3.0^{+1.3}_{-1.1}{\\, {(\\rm stat.)}}^{+1.0}_{-0.7}{\\,{(\\rm sys.)}}$ for a Higgs boson mass of 125.36 GeV. The $WH$ and $ZH$ channels are also combined with the gluon-gluon fusion and vector boson fusion ...

  5. Search for neutral supersymmetric Higgs bosons in multijet events at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV

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    Abazov, V.M.; Abbott, B.; Abolins, M.; Acharya, B.S.; Adams, M.; Adams, T.; Agelou, M.; Agram, J.-L.; Ahn, S.H.; Ahsan, M.; Alexeev, G.D.; Alkhazov, G.; Alton, A.; Alverson, G.; Alves, G.A.; Anastasoaie, M.; Andeen, T.; Anderson, S.; Andrieu, B.; Arnoud, Y.; Askew, A.; /Buenos Aires U. /Rio de Janeiro, CBPF /Rio de Janeiro State U. /Sao

    2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have performed a search for neutral Higgs bosons produced in association with bottom quarks in p{bar p} collisions, using 260 pb{sup -1} of data collected with the D0 detector in Run II of the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. The cross sections for these processes are enhanced in many extensions of the standard model (SM), such as in its minimal supersymmetric extension at large tan {beta}. The results of our analysis agree with expectations from the SM, and we use our measurements to set upper limits on the production of neutral Higgs bosons in the mass range of 90 to 150 GeV.

  6. The Utility of Naturalness, and how its Application to Quantum Electrodynamics envisages the Standard Model and Higgs Boson

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    Wells, James D

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With the Higgs boson discovery and no new physics found at the LHC, confidence in Naturalness as a guiding principle for particle physics is under increased pressure. We wait to see if it proves its mettle in the LHC upgrades ahead, and beyond. In the meantime, in a series of "realistic intellectual leaps" I present a justification {\\it a posteriori} of the Naturalness criterion by suggesting that uncompromising application of the principle to quantum electrodynamics leads toward the Standard Model and Higgs boson without additional experimental input. Potential lessons for today and future theory building are commented upon.

  7. The Utility of Naturalness, and how its Application to Quantum Electrodynamics envisages the Standard Model and Higgs Boson

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    James D. Wells

    2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    With the Higgs boson discovery and no new physics found at the LHC, confidence in Naturalness as a guiding principle for particle physics is under increased pressure. We wait to see if it proves its mettle in the LHC upgrades ahead, and beyond. In the meantime, in a series of "realistic intellectual leaps" I present a justification {\\it a posteriori} of the Naturalness criterion by suggesting that uncompromising application of the principle to quantum electrodynamics leads toward the Standard Model and Higgs boson without additional experimental input. Potential lessons for today and future theory building are commented upon.

  8. Implications of Direct Dark Matter Constraints for Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model Higgs Boson Searches at the Tevatron

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    Marcela Carena; Dan Hooper; Peter Skands

    2006-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Searches for the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) Higgs bosons are among the most promising channels for exploring new physics at the Tevatron. In particular, interesting regions of large $\\tan \\beta$ and small $m_A$ are probed by searches for heavy neutral Higgs bosons, A and H, when they decay to $\\tau^+ \\tau^-$ and $b\\bar{b}$. At the same time, direct searches for dark matter, such as CDMS, attempt to observe neutralino dark matter particles scattering elastically off nuclei. This can occur through t-channel Higgs exchange, which has a large cross section in the case of large $\\tan \\beta$ and small $m_A$. As a result, there is a natural interplay between the heavy, neutral Higgs searches at the Tevatron and the region of parameter space explored by CDMS. We show that if the lightest neutralino makes up the dark matter of our universe, current limits from CDMS strongly constrain the prospects of heavy, neutral MSSM Higgs discovery at the Tevatron (at 3 sigma with 4 fb^-1 per experiment) unless $|\\mu| \\gsim$ 400 GeV. The limits of CDMS projected for 2007 will increase this constraint to $|\\mu| \\gsim$ 800 GeV. On the other hand, if CDMS does observe neutralino dark matter in the near future, it will make the discovery of heavy, neutral MSSM Higgs bosons far more likely at the Tevatron.

  9. Search for the standard model Higgs boson decaying to a bb pair in events with two oppositely-charged leptons using the full CDF data set

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    CDF Collaboration

    2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a Z boson in data collected with the CDF II detector at the Tevatron, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9.45/fb. In events consistent with the decay of the Higgs boson to a bottom-quark pair and the Z boson to electron or muon pairs, we set 95% credibility level upper limits on the ZH production cross section times the H -> bb branching ratio as a function of Higgs boson mass. At a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV/c^2 we observe (expect) a limit of 7.1 (3.9) times the standard model value.

  10. Tevatron Constraints on Models of the Higgs Boson with Exotic Spin and Parity Using Decays to Bottom-Antibottom Quark Pairs

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    CDF, The

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Combined constraints from the CDF and D0 Collaborations on models of the Higgs boson with exotic spin $J$ and parity $P$ are presented and compared with results obtained assuming the standard model value $J^P=0^+$. Both collaborations analyzed approximately 10~fb$^{-1}$ of proton-antiproton collisions with a center-of-mass energy of 1.96~TeV collected at the Fermilab Tevatron. Two models predicting exotic Higgs bosons with $J^P=0^-$ and $J^P=2^+$ are tested. The kinematic properties of exotic Higgs boson production in association with a vector boson differ from those predicted for the standard model Higgs boson. Upper limits at the 95\\% credibility level on the production rates of the exotic Higgs bosons, expressed as fractions of the standard model Higgs boson production rate, are set at 0.36 for both the $J^P=0^-$ hypothesis and the $J^P=2^+$ hypothesis. If the production rate times the branching ratio to a bottom-antibottom pair is the same as that predicted for the standard model Higgs boson, then the exo...

  11. Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson at D$\\O$ in the Final State with Two $\\tau$'s and Two Jets

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    Tschann-Grimm, Kathryn; /SUNY, Stony Brook

    2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Standard Model (SM) is a very successful description of particle physics, and its predictions have stood up to a multitude of precision experimental tests. But one of the central elements of the SM, the Higgs mechanism, has yet to be verified. The Higgs mechanism (and the associated Higgs Boson) generates electroweak symmetry breaking and consequently allows for W and Z bosons and fermions to be massive. This thesis presents a search for the SM Higgs boson at the D0 experiment using the Tevatron particle accelerator at Fermilab in the final state {tau}{tau} + jet jet with 4.3 fb{sup -1} of data. This final state is sensitive to the Higgs production mechanisms gluon-gluon fusion and vector-boson fusion, and to the Higgs produced in association with a W or Z, for Higgs masses from 100 to 200 GeV. We see no evidence for the Higgs boson, but by itself our search does not rule out the SM Higgs. When this analysis is combined with other searches at the Tevatron the Higgs can be ruled out at a 95% confidence level for the mass range from 156 to 177 GeV.

  12. Probe Higgs boson pair production via the $3 \\ell 2 j$ + missing $E_T$ mode

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    Li, Qiang; Yan, Qi-Shu; Zhao, Xiaoran

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform a detailed hadron-level study on the sensitivity of Higgs boson pair production via the $WW^{*}WW^{*}$ channel with the final state $3 \\ell 2 j$ + missing $E_T$ at the LHC with the collision energy $\\sqrt{S} = 14$ TeV and a future 100 TeV collider. To avoid the huge background from $pp \\to Z W + \\textrm{jets}$ processes, we confine to consider the four lepton patterns: $e^\\pm e^\\pm \\mu^\\mp $ and $\\mu^\\pm \\mu^\\pm e^\\mp$. We propose a partial reconstruction method to determine the most reliable combination. After that, we examine a few crucial observables which can discriminate efficiently signal and background events, especially we notice that the observable $m_{\\rm T2}$ is very efficient. For the LHC 14 TeV collisions, with an accumulated 3000 fb$^{-1}$ dataset, we find that the sensitivity of this mode can reach up to 1.5 $\\sigma$ for the Standard Model and the triple coupling of Higgs boson $\\lambda_3$ in the simplest effective theory can be constrained into the range [-1, 8] at $95\\%$ confidence...

  13. Living Without Supersymmetry -- the Conformal Alternative and a Dynamical Higgs Boson

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    Mannheim, Philip D

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that key results of supersymmetry can be achieved via conformal symmetry. We propose that the Higgs boson be a dynamical bound state rather than a fundamental scalar, so that there is no quadratic divergence self-energy problem for it and no need to invoke supersymmetry to resolve it. We study a conformal invariant theory of interacting fermions and gauge bosons, in which there is scaling with anomalous dimensions and dynamical symmetry breaking, with the dynamical dimension of $\\bar{\\psi}\\psi$ being reduced from 3 to 2. With this reduction we augment the theory with a then renormalizable 4-fermion interaction with dynamical dimension equal to 4. We reinterpret the theory as a renormalizable version of the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (NJL) model, with the gauge theory sector with its now massive fermion being the mean field and the 4-fermion interaction being the residual interaction. It is this residual interaction that generates dynamical Goldstone and Higgs states, states that, as noted by Baker and Johnson...

  14. B-tagging and the search for neutral supersymmetric Higgs bosons at D0

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    Scanlon, Tim; /Imperial Coll., London

    2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for neutral supersymmetric Higgs bosons and work relating to the improvement of the b-tagging and trigger capabilities at the D0 detector during Run II of the Fermilab Tevatron collider is presented. The search for evidence of the Higgs sector in the Standard Model (SM) and supersymmetric extensions of the SM are a high priority for the D0 collaboration, and b-tagging and good triggers are a vital component of these searches. The development and commissioning of the first triggers at D0 which use b-tagging is outlined, along with the development of a new secondary vertex b-tagging tool for use in the Level 3 trigger. Upgrades to the Level 3 trigger hit finding code, which have led to significant improvements in the quality and efficiency of the tracking code, and by extension the b-tagging tools, are also presented. An offline Neural Network (NN) b-tagging tool was developed, trained on Monte Carlo and extensively tested and measured on data. The new b-tagging tool significantly improves the b-tagging performance at D0, for a fixed fake rate relative improvements in signal efficiency range from {approx} 40% to {approx} 15%. Fake rates, for a fixed signal efficiency, are typically reduced to between a quarter and a third of their value. Finally, three versions of the search for neutral supersymmetric Higgs bosons are presented. The latest version of the analysis makes use of almost 1 fb{sup -1} of data, the new NN b-tagger and the new b-tagging triggers, and has set one of the world's best limits on the supersymmetric parameter tan{beta} in the mass range 90 to 150 GeV.

  15. Combined search for the Standard Model Higgs boson using up to 4.9 fb(-1) of pp collision data at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC

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    Aad G.; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Khalek, SA; Abdelalim, AA; Abdesselam, A; Abdinov, O; Abi, B; Abolins, M; AbouZeid, OS; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Acerbia, E; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Addy, TN; Adelman, J; Aderholz, M; Adomeit, S; Adragna, P; Ad

    2012-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A combined search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC using datasets corresponding to integrated luminosities from 1.04 fb{sup -1} to 4.9 fb{sup -1} of pp collisions collected at {radical}s = 7 TeV is presented. The Higgs boson mass ranges 112.9-115.5 GeV, 131-238 GeV and 251-466 GeV are excluded at the 95% confidence level (CL), while the range 124-519 GeV is expected to be excluded in the absence of a signal. An excess of events is observed around m{sub H} {approx} 126 GeV with a local significance of 3.5 standard deviations ({sigma}). The local significances of H {yields} {gamma}{gamma}, H {yields} ZZ{sup (*)} {yields} {ell}{sup +}{ell}{sup -}{ell}{prime}{sup +}{ell}{prime}{sup -} and H {yields} WW{sup (*)} {yields} {ell}{sup +}{nu}{ell}{prime}{sup -}{bar {nu}}, the three most sensitive channels in this mass range, are 2.8{sigma}, 2.1{sigma} and 1.4{sigma}, respectively. The global probability for the background to produce such a fluctuation anywhere in the explored Higgs boson mass range 110-600 GeV is estimated to be {approx}1.4% or, equivalently, 2.2{sigma}.

  16. Search for a heavy Standard Model Higgs boson in the channel H->ZZ->llqq using the ATLAS detector

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    The ATLAS Collaboration

    2011-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for a heavy Standard Model Higgs boson decaying via H->ZZ->llqq, where l=e,mu, is presented. The search is performed using a data set of pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.04 fb^-1 collected in 2011 by the ATLAS detector at the CERN LHC collider. No significant excess of events above the estimated background is found. Upper limits at 95% confidence level on the production cross section (relative to that expected from the Standard Model) of a Higgs boson with a mass in the range between 200 and 600 GeV are derived. Within this mass range, there is at present insufficient sensitivity to exclude a Standard Model Higgs boson. For a Higgs boson with a mass of 360 GeV, where the sensitivity is maximal, the observed and expected cross section upper limits are factors of 1.7 and 2.7, respectively, larger than the Standard Model prediction.

  17. Evidence for Higgs boson decays to tau leptons with the ATLAS detector and prospects for future measurements

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    Tuna, Alexander Naip; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent results on the search for Higgs boson decays to tau leptons with the ATLAS detector are presented based on approximately 25 $\\text{fb}^{-1}$ of proton-proton collision data collected at $\\sqrt{s}=$ 7 and 8 TeV. Prospects of future measurements with proposed ATLAS upgrades at the High Luminosity LHC are also presented.

  18. Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the two photon decay channel with the ATLAS detector at the LHC

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    Taylor, Frank E.

    A search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the two photon decay channel is reported, using 1.08 fb?11.08 fb[superscript ?1] of protonproton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV recorded by the ATLAS ...

  19. PUBLICATIONS CHRIS QUIGG 293. "Particle Physics after the Higgs-Boson Discovery," to appear in Contemporary Physics FERMI-

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    Quigg, Chris

    .5009] / FERMILAB-TM-2557: Chapter 6, pp. 117-141. 287. "American particle physics at CERN and at home," PhysicsPUBLICATIONS · CHRIS QUIGG 293. "Particle Physics after the Higgs-Boson Discovery," to appear Opportunities, edited by A. S. Kronfeld and R. S. Tschirhart, Volume 2 of Project X: Acceler- ator Reference

  20. Search for a light Higgs boson decaying to two gluons or ss? in the radiative decays of ?(1S)

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    Cowan, Ray Franklin

    We search for the decay ?(1S)??A[superscript 0], A[superscript 0]?gg or ss? , where A[superscript 0] is the pseudoscalar light Higgs boson predicted by the next-to-minimal supersymmetric Standard Model. We use a sample of ...