Hunting the Higgs Boson with Matrix Element Methods

Project Details

Project Lead
Katherine Holcomb 
Project Manager
Katherine Holcomb 
Institution
University of Virginia, UVACSE  
Discipline
Physics (203) 

Abstract

This project is performing a search for evidence of a Standard Model Higgs boson in date from proton-antiproton collisions at the Fermilab Tevatron accelerator. This computing project performs a series of Matrix Element calculations representing production and decay mechanisms for Higgs and background processes. These calculations used to generate probability maps to in multivariate analyses designed to optimize signal sensitivity.

Intellectual Merit

Provides evidence of a Standard Model Higgs boson in date from proton-antiproton collisions

Broader Impacts

Provides evidence of a Standard Model Higgs boson in date from proton-antiproton collisions

Scale of Use

Batches of 1000-2000 jobs run every few months. Each job takes several minutes to several hours to complete