Session S1: Poster Session III (2:00-5:00pm)

2:00 PM–2:00 PM, Monday, April 14, 2008
Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront (formerly Adam's Mark Hotel), Room: Fourth Floor Lobby

Sponsoring Unit: APS

Abstract ID: BAPS.2008.APR.S1.48

Abstract: S1.00048 : Resolving the Higgs

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  Doug Schaefer

At CDF, one of the main search strategies for the Higgs boson uses the WH production mode. ~ In this channel, the W boson decays into a lepton (either electron or muon) and neutrino while the Higgs boson (H) decays into a bottom quark and an anti-bottom quark pair.~ The charged leptons can be accurately detected and measured, while the neutrino and the quarks are measured relatively poorly.~ This analysis attempts to estimate the neutrino transverse energy, and then use this information to in turn correct the measurement of the quark energies.~ This method may allow a much more accurate determination of the Higgs boson mass in WH events.~ We present expected improvements in Higgs mass resolution.

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