Physics at Virginia

"Search for WZ in the l nu b bbar Final State at CDF"

Justin Keung , University of Pennsylvania
[Host: Chris Neu]
An important search channel for the Higgs boson is associated WH production with subsequent decays of W -l nu and H -b bbar. The identification of b-quark jets is an important component in this search. We discuss the commissioning of a new artificial neural network b-quark jet identification algorithm. The resulting final state is shared with standard model WZ production which necessarily must be well-understood. We discuss an important cross-check of the WH search which is to apply the same techniques to measuring the WZ contribution to our event candidate sample.
High Energy Physics Seminar
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special room.

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