32. Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson produced in vector boson fusion and decaying into a tau pair in CMS with 1fb^-1
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...
Catrin Bernius (University College London)
The ATLAS trigger is made up of three levels. The second level is software based and the earliest stage where data is available from the tracking detectors. Tracking is needed to verify several signatures with different requirements. IDScan is an algorithm which reconstructs tracks from hits in the Pixel and SCT detector. The robustness of this algorithm against missing layers of the detector...
Adam Davison (University College London)
Until recently extraction of the processes HW->bblv and HZ->bbll was considered impossible at the LHC. However, recent work has shown that by studying the high pT case, the signals can be recovered as a promising discovery channel by ATLAS.
Catherine Wright (University of Glasgow)
With the recent successes at the Tevatron, it will be more important than ever for LHC physicists hunting for the Higgs to combine their efforts. Based on current techniques, no single channel in the ATLAS repertoire will be able to discover the Higgs with less than ~5fb-1, and as such, it will be important to combine statistically the outcomes of the individual searches. An approach is...
Nicholas Osman (Imperial College London)
In this talk I will describe the current status and outlook of high mass Standard Model Higgs boson searches at D Zero, with particular emphasis on the H to WW channel. The talk will include discussion of potential methods for optimising sensitivity.
Yambazi Banda (University of Oxford)
The precise measurements of the Higgs boson properties will be very key to further understanding fundamental particle interaction. In particular, the study of the Higgs boson branching ratios is important in determining the Higgs couplings and nature of the Higgs boson. Here we look at the tools used for the measurement of H--> cc-bar branching ratio and the precision for such a measurement.