4-8 August 2015
America/Detroit timezone

Searches for the exclusive double diffractive Higgs

5 Aug 2015, 16:40
20m
Room 4 (Michigan League)

Room 4

Michigan League

QCD Experiment QCD and Heavy Ions

Speaker

Last Feremenga (University of Texas at Arlington)

Description

The exclusive Higgs could be a clean channel to study Higgs properties. The most popular theoretical model for the exclusive Higgs predicts a total cross section of 3 fb at p-p 8 TeV collision energy. This study summarizes a search for the exclusive Higgs boson using ATLAS 8 TeV data, using the channel in which the Higgs decays to a pair of W bosons with different flavor leptons in the final state. Selection criteria are developed to isolate exclusive processes from inclusive processes. Selection criteria that isolate Higgs-like events that are inherited from previous Higgs searches are utilized. A limit of 770 fb on the total cross section of the exclusive Higgs production is obtained.
Oral or Poster Presentation Oral

Primary author

Last Feremenga (University of Texas at Arlington)

Presentation Materials