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Evidence for a Particle Produced in Association with Weak Bosons and Decaying to a Bottom-Antibottom Quark Pair in Higgs Boson Searches at the Tevatron

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Evidence for a Particle Produced in Association with Weak Bosons and Decaying to a Bottom-Antibottom Quark Pair in Higgs Boson Searches at the Tevatron. / Bertram, Iain; Collaboration, D0; Collaboration, CDF; Borissov, Guennadi; Fox, Harald; Ross, Anthony; Williams, Mark; Ratoff, Peter.

In: Physical review letters, Vol. 109, No. 7, 071804, 14.08.2012.

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title = "Evidence for a Particle Produced in Association with Weak Bosons and Decaying to a Bottom-Antibottom Quark Pair in Higgs Boson Searches at the Tevatron",
abstract = "We combine searches by the CDF and D0 Collaborations for the associated production of a Higgs boson with a W or Z boson and subsequent decay of the Higgs boson to a bottom-antibottom quark pair. The data, originating from Fermilab Tevatron pp̅ collisions at √s=1.96  TeV, correspond to integrated luminosities of up to 9.7  fb-1. The searches are conducted for a Higgs boson with mass in the range 100–150  GeV/c2. We observe an excess of events in the data compared with the background predictions, which is most significant in the mass range between 120 and 135  GeV/c2. The largest local significance is 3.3 standard deviations, corresponding to a global significance of 3.1 standard deviations. We interpret this as evidence for the presence of a new particle consistent with the standard model Higgs boson, which is produced in association with a weak vector boson and decays to a bottom-antibottom quark pair.",
author = "Iain Bertram and D0 Collaboration and CDF Collaboration and Guennadi Borissov and Harald Fox and Anthony Ross and Mark Williams and Peter Ratoff",
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T1 - Evidence for a Particle Produced in Association with Weak Bosons and Decaying to a Bottom-Antibottom Quark Pair in Higgs Boson Searches at the Tevatron

AU - Bertram, Iain

AU - Collaboration, D0

AU - Collaboration, CDF

AU - Borissov, Guennadi

AU - Fox, Harald

AU - Ross, Anthony

AU - Williams, Mark

AU - Ratoff, Peter

N1 - © 2012 American Physical Society

PY - 2012/8/14

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N2 - We combine searches by the CDF and D0 Collaborations for the associated production of a Higgs boson with a W or Z boson and subsequent decay of the Higgs boson to a bottom-antibottom quark pair. The data, originating from Fermilab Tevatron pp̅ collisions at √s=1.96  TeV, correspond to integrated luminosities of up to 9.7  fb-1. The searches are conducted for a Higgs boson with mass in the range 100–150  GeV/c2. We observe an excess of events in the data compared with the background predictions, which is most significant in the mass range between 120 and 135  GeV/c2. The largest local significance is 3.3 standard deviations, corresponding to a global significance of 3.1 standard deviations. We interpret this as evidence for the presence of a new particle consistent with the standard model Higgs boson, which is produced in association with a weak vector boson and decays to a bottom-antibottom quark pair.

AB - We combine searches by the CDF and D0 Collaborations for the associated production of a Higgs boson with a W or Z boson and subsequent decay of the Higgs boson to a bottom-antibottom quark pair. The data, originating from Fermilab Tevatron pp̅ collisions at √s=1.96  TeV, correspond to integrated luminosities of up to 9.7  fb-1. The searches are conducted for a Higgs boson with mass in the range 100–150  GeV/c2. We observe an excess of events in the data compared with the background predictions, which is most significant in the mass range between 120 and 135  GeV/c2. The largest local significance is 3.3 standard deviations, corresponding to a global significance of 3.1 standard deviations. We interpret this as evidence for the presence of a new particle consistent with the standard model Higgs boson, which is produced in association with a weak vector boson and decays to a bottom-antibottom quark pair.

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JO - Physical review letters

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