Low-mass Higgs searches at the tevatron

Satish Desai

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Abstract

We report on recent searches for a low-mass Higgs boson at the Tevatron pp collider. Sensitivity to a Higgs boson with a mass less than ∼ 135 GeV arises dominantly from the production of a Higgs boson decaying to b b, in association with a W or Z boson decaying leptonically. However additional sensitivity is gained by searching in other final states such as diphotons, or final states with τ leptons. Both the CDF and D0 collaborations have conducted searches in up to 10 fb -1 of pp collisions collected at s = 1.96TeV. The results from the two experiments are combined to set 95% confidence level limits on the Higgs production cross section. At a Higgs mass of 115 GeV, the observed (expected) limit is 1.17 (1.16) times the standard model cross section.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLes Rencontres de Physique de la Vallee d'Aoste
Subtitle of host publicationResults and Perspectives in Particle Physics
Pages289-295
Number of pages7
EditionSPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Aug 8 2013
Event26th Les Rencontres de Physique de la Vallee d'Aoste: Results and Perspectives in Particle Physics - 26th Physics Conference in the Aosta Valley: Results and Perspectives in Particle Physics 2013 - La Thuile, Aosta Valley, Italy
Duration: Feb 26 2012Mar 3 2012

Publication series

NameFrascati Physics Series
NumberSPEC. ISS.
Volume57
ISSN (Print)1122-5157

Other

Other26th Les Rencontres de Physique de la Vallee d'Aoste: Results and Perspectives in Particle Physics - 26th Physics Conference in the Aosta Valley: Results and Perspectives in Particle Physics 2013
CountryItaly
CityLa Thuile, Aosta Valley
Period2/26/123/3/12

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