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Title: W sup + W sup minus interactions and the search for the Higgs boson

Since the original paper by Peter Higgs in 1964, which was only a page and a half long, the number of publications on the topic of the Higgs particle has grown year by year and threatens to overwhelm us. If only for this reason it has become imperative that we find the Higgs. In this lecture series we will begin with a general review of the standard model Higgs and a summary of existing experimental limits on Higgs masses. We will then discuss Higgs searches at e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} machines which are just coming on line, e.g. SLC and LEP, and proceed to work our way up to TLC, CLIC, and the SSC, where we will introduce the topic of W{sup +}W{sup {minus}} interactions. The range of Higgs masses we cover will span six orders of magnitude from MeV to TeV. Non-minimal Higgs searches will not be dealt with in this lecture series; instead see the excellent theoretical reviews of both minimal and non-minimal model Higgs. 55 refs., 51 figs., 20 tabs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7243588
Report Number(s):
LBL-28556; CONF-8907134--7
ON: DE90009218; TRN: 90-009546
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 17. SLAC summer institute: physics at the 100 GeV mass scale, Stanford, CA (USA), 10-21 Jul 1989
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/ER
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; HIGGS BOSONS; W MINUS BOSONS; PARTICLE INTERACTIONS; W PLUS BOSONS; BRANCHING RATIO; BREMSSTRAHLUNG; CROSS SECTIONS; ELECTRON-POSITRON INTERACTIONS; PAIR PRODUCTION; STANDARD MODEL; SYMMETRY BREAKING; WEAK PARTICLE DECAY; BOSONS; DECAY; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; INTERACTIONS; INTERMEDIATE BOSONS; INTERMEDIATE VECTOR BOSONS; LEPTON-LEPTON INTERACTIONS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PARTICLE DECAY; PARTICLE MODELS; POSTULATED PARTICLES; RADIATIONS; UNIFIED GAUGE MODELS 645203* -- High Energy Physics-- Particle Interactions & Properties-Theoretical-- Weak Interactions & Properties