Updated SM peep-show plot March 10, 2008Posted by dorigo in news, physics, science.
The MW-MT plane is becoming a peep show to the Higgs boson with the increasing precision of W and top quark mass measurements. Using the just updated world average of the top mass measurement at the Tevatron and the W mass world average, Sven Heinemeyer provides several versions of the peep-show plot in this site. I like the “state of the art” version below:
We are looking down the blue ellipse on a mostly green area – which means a part of the plane allowed by some SUSY models. It is important to note that the ellipse shows a 68% confidence level area, and so the neutral higgs boson of the standard model is not necessarily bound to be within its bounds.