8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

Search for the Higgs boson in the H->gamma gamma decays in proton-antiproton collisions at 1.96 TeV

9 Aug 2011, 16:23
20m
555 (Rhode Island Convention Center)

555

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Higgs Physics Higgs Physics

Speaker

Karen Bland (Baylor University)

Description

Recent searches conducted at the Fermilab Tevatron for the Higgs boson in the diphoton decay channel are reported using 7.0/fb and 8.2/fb of data collected at the CDF and D0 experiments respectively. Although the standard model (SM) branching fraction is small, the diphoton final state is appealing due to better diphoton mass resolution compared with dijet final states. In addition, other models --- such as fermiophobic models where the Higgs does not couple to fermions --- predict much larger branching fractions for the diphoton decay. Here, results are presented for both a SM and fermiophobic Higgs boson as well as a SM search based on a combination of the CDF and D0 analyses.

Primary author

Karen Bland (Baylor University)

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