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Discovering the Higgs Boson in New Physics Events using Jet Substructure

Kribs, Graham D.; Martin, Adam; Roy, Tuhin S.; Spannowsky, Michael


Graham D. Kribs

Adam Martin

Tuhin S. Roy


We demonstrate that the Higgs boson can be discovered at the large hadron collider in new physics events using boosted kinematics, b-tagging and jet substructure. This method superbly identifies the lightest Higgs boson in the minimal supersymmetric standard model. Two case studies are considered where Higgs is produced in association with superpartners that decay to a light gravitino, however generalizations to other spectra and models is anticipated. In some circumstances, discovery of the lightest Higgs is possible before conventional search strategies uncover convincing evidence.


Kribs, G. D., Martin, A., Roy, T. S., & Spannowsky, M. (2010). Discovering the Higgs Boson in New Physics Events using Jet Substructure. Physical Review D, 81(11), Article 111501.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 9, 2010
Deposit Date Jan 25, 2012
Journal Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Print ISSN 1550-7998
Electronic ISSN 1550-2368
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 81
Issue 11
Article Number 111501