High Energy Physcis Seminar- Dmytro Kovalskyi-SLAC-"Search for the Higgs Boson with CMS Detector"

Tue, Oct 18, 2011, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
PCTS Seminar Room
2011 has been the year when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) became the world's leading experimental facility in the area of the fundamental particle interactions. The amount of data available for analysis is increasing exponentially. The search for the Higgs boson is entering its final phase and it is very likely that we will know for sure if it exists within a year or two. Results from the summer conference season look intriguing. The Atlas and CMS experiments exclude a wide range of possible Higgs masses, finding an excess at low mass, the favored mass region for the standard model Higgs. I will present results of the Higgs search at CMS concentrating on the WW leptonic final state - one of the most sensitive channels in the search for the Higgs.