## Higgs search

In this page I collect links to some posts containing information on the ongoing searches for the Higgs boson, and discussions on Higgs physics and related topics. I will make an attempt at keeping this updated.

NB: the links are in reverse chronological order – the most recent ones are at the top of this list.

- The 2003 Higgs predictions tested with hard data: a study of the correspondence between predictions of discovery reach of CDF and D0 and the current status of the searches.
- D0’s new limits on SM Higgs cross section: a thorough discussion of the Higgs limits found by D0 with different search methods.
- Associated ZZ production measured: an account of the recent findings of CDF in this final state, important for Higgs searches.
- A fair account of the matter for once: translation of an article on the Higgs appeared on the italian newspaper “Il Sole-24 ore”
- 95% CL ? Watch your language!: a discussion of the real meaning of the 95% confidence level limits, with the specific example of Higgs boson searches at LEP.
- New SM Higgs limits from D0: an account of the updated limits published by D0 for winter 07 conferences.
- The trouble with talking about physics: some insight on the ripples caused by leaks to the media about the tentative Higgs signal found by CDF.
- Rumors about the Higgs: a report of insider discussions about the likelihood that a Higgs can be searched in the Z->bb signal plots.
- The MSSM Higgs signal buried in my plot: some discussion of a possible H->bb excess in data used to extract the Z->bb signal.
- Probing the Hbb vertex at the LHC: some discussion of the possibility to measure the Higgs branching fractions.
- A new idea to search for the Higgs: discussion of a paper by Maltoni et al. on Higgs signatures involving a photon in the final state.
- My criticism of the D0 MSSM result: some rants about the unconvincing modeling of backgrounds in the D0 analysis.
- MSSM Higgs results by D0: a discussion of the search for Higgs decays to tau pairs by D0.
- Results of the search for H->WW: a description of the latest search for Higgs boson decays to W pairs in CDF.
- The inside story of the Higgs signal: some additional information on the MSSM Higgs search in CDF.
- New Higgs predictions from EW fits: an update on the most likely value of the Higgs boson mass from measurements of top and W masses.
- A 2.1 sigma of MSSM Higgs: a description of the excess of events found by CDF searching for Higgs decay to tau pairs.
- Smelling the Higgs: a description of the Tevatron limit plot.
- How do I like my Mt-Mw plot: some rants about the way to display the latest information on the constraints to the Higgs boson mass.
- A summary Mw-Mt plot for Christmas 2006: some notes on the impact of the winter 2007 W mass measurement on the Higgs limits.
- Speculations about the Higgs boson mass: a long post where I discuss some frequently asked questions about the Higgs boson, its mass limits, and the implications for supersymmetric theories.
- Fine tuning and new physics at the LHC: a link to a quite interesting talk by Andrea Romanino on the title’s topic.
- Anomalous production of Y and W/Z bosons at CDF: a discussion of a rare process sought in CDF and the implications of a signal above predictions for Higgs searches.
- Exclusive diphoton production observed!: a report of the detection of this rare process, which has implications for Higgs boson searches, especially at the LHC.
- Proofread my QCHS7 proceedings paper: a link to a recent proceedings paper where I describe most of the recent higgs boson searches at the Tevatron, among other things.
- The CDF Higgs Discovery group: a discussion of the current and past organization of research groups in CDF and the new aggregation and its prospects.
- WZ production discovered!: a report on the recent observation of pair-production of W and Z bosons, which has strong implications on the searches for the Higgs at the Tevatron. Also discussed is a ZZ candidate event which might well be a Higgs decay event…
- This 1000$ says there ain’t new physics at the TeV scale: my bet of $1000 that the only 5-sigma thing that will be discovered at the LHC with 10 fb-1 of data will be a Standard Model Higgs boson.
- H limits, Mt, H limits, Mt… It’s getting boring: a summary slide of my talk at QCHS7.
- Higgs limits for ICHEP: the Tevatron gains ground: A discussion of the combination of Higgs search results by the CDF and D0 collaborations.
- Startup plans for LHC: A description of the plans for LHC data taking in 2007 and 2008.
- Why measuring the top quark mass?: a discussion of the impact of the top mass value on the SM and MSSM scenarios.
- Evidence for the Higgs boson by CDF!: a not too original april’s fool.
- Full many a Higgs…: a connection between a verse by Thomas Gray and the quest for the Higgs boson.

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