July 25, 2007 to August 1, 2007
Karlsruhe University
Europe/Zurich timezone

Discovering the Higgs Bosons with Tau Leptons and a Bottom Quark

Jul 26, 2007, 5:10 PM
Small Auditorium A (Karlsruhe University)

Small Auditorium A

Karlsruhe University

Wolfgang-Gaede-Str. 1 76131 Karlsruhe Germany
Parallel Talk Colliders - Higgs Phenomenology Colliders - Higgs Phenomenology 2 (Theory)


Prof. Chung Kao (University of Oklahoma)


We investigate the prospects for the discovery at the CERN Large Hadron Collider of a neutral Higgs boson produced with one bottom quark followed by Higgs decay into a pair of tau leptons. We work within the framework of the minimal supersymmetric model. The dominant physics background from the production of $b\tau^+\tau^-$, $j\tau^+\tau^-$ ($j = g, u, d, s, c$), $b\bar{b}W^+W^-$, $W+2j$ and $b\bar{b}g$ is calculated with realistic acceptance cuts and efficiencies. Promising results are found for the CP-odd pseudoscalar ($A^0$) and the heavier CP-even scalar ($H^0$) Higgs bosons with masses up to 1 TeV.

Primary author

Prof. Chung Kao (University of Oklahoma)

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