TH PhenClub

Why I never believed the Tevatron Higgs sensitivity claims for Run2a and b

by Michael Dittmar (Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich/ETH (ETH))

TH Theory Conference Room (CERN)

TH Theory Conference Room


Since about 10 years, some sensitivity claims for the SM Higgs at the Tevatron and Higgs masses below 200 GeV have been presented. Most recently even a preliminary 2 sigma exclusion limit has been distributed by the world media. The BBC published an article (17th of February) about a recent AAAS meeting under the title `Race for God particle heats up'. In this presentation I will describe the "origins and the evolution" of these surprising statements and why a Higgs sensitivity close to nothing remains after a critical analysis of the Tevatron simulations and the existing few fb-1 data analysis.
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