Detecting a light Higgs boson at the Fermilab Tevatron through enhanced decays to photon pairs

  title={Detecting a light Higgs boson at the Fermilab Tevatron through enhanced decays to photon pairs},
  author={Stephen Mrenna and James D. Wells},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We analyze the prospects of the Tevatron for finding a Higgs boson in the two photon decay mode. We conclude that the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson will likely not be discovered in this mode. However, we motivate several theories beyond the SM, including the MSSM, that predict a Higgs boson with enhanced branching fractions into photons, and calculate the luminosity needed to discover a general Higgs boson at the Tevatron by a two-photon invariant mass peak at large transverse momentum. We… Expand

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