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

Search for Standard Model Higgs bosons in tau final states in proton-antiproton collisions at 1.96 TeV

12 Aug 2011, 08:39
18m
555 (Rhode Island Convention Center)

555

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Higgs Physics Higgs Physics

Speaker

Elisabetta Pianori (University of Pennsylvania)

Description

Searches conducted at the Fermilab Tevatron for the Higgs boson in final states containing tau leptons are reported using data collected at the CDF and D0 experiments. The branching fraction for H-tau+tau is non-negligible for a low-mass standard model Higgs boson. In addition, in channels such as WH and H-WW, a W boson may decay into a final state including a tau lepton. This talk will summarize the recent efforts to improve the sensitivity to a standard model Higgs boson at the Tevatron by identifying tau leptons in the final state.

Primary author

Elisabetta Pianori (University of Pennsylvania)

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