An Inclusive Search for H->WW at CDF

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Date/Time:Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 from 4:10 pm to 5:10 pm
Location:A401, Zaffarano Hall
Contact:Chunhui Chen
Channel:High Energy Physics
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Professor Matt Herndon, U. of Wisconsin, Madison

The Standard Model of particle physics includes one major undiscovered particle known as the Higgs boson. Experimental evidence and the calculations in the framework of the Standard Model show a large difference in the probability of the electromagnetic and weak interactions at low energy. This fundamental difference is explained by the massiveness of the weak W and Z interaction bosons. The source of this electroweak symmetry breaking in the SM is the Higgs mechanism, which gives mass to the weak bosons and other SM particles. This theory is directly testable by observing the Higgs boson making Higgs boson research one of the primary objectives of modern particle physics. I discuss the status of current searches for the Standard Model Higgs boson at high mass.