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High Energy Physics Seminars

ics High Energy
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Justin Keung [Host: Chris Neu]
University of Pennsylvania
"Search for WZ in the l nu b bbar Final State at CDF"
 Slideshow (PDF)
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.

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