6-8 April 2009
University of Oxford
Europe/London timezone

Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson produced in vector boson fusion and decaying into a tau pair in CMS with 1fb^-1

8 Apr 2009, 11:30
Lindemann (University of Oxford)


University of Oxford


Nicholas Cripps (Imperial College London)


The Standard Model Higgs boson, produced by vector boson fusion and decaying to a pair of tau leptons, is an important channel in the search for the Higgs in the mass range between 115 and 145GeV/c2. A prospective analysis is presented on the observability of the Higgs boson with this channel, in the final state where one tau decays leptonically and the other hadronically, with CMS. An estimate of the expected upper limit which could be set on the signal cross-section times branching ratio, with 1fb^-1 of integrated luminosity, is given for Higgs masses in the above range.

Primary author

Nicholas Cripps (Imperial College London)

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