Hidden Higgs decaying to lepton jets

Adam Falkowski, Joshua T. Ruderman, Tomer Volansky, Jure Zupan

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    The Higgs and some of the Standard Model superpartners may have been copiously produced at LEP and the Tevatron without being detected. We study a novel scenario of this type in which the Higgs decays predominantly into a light hidden sector either directly or through light SUSY states. Subsequent cascades increase the multiplicity of hidden sector particles which, after decaying back into the Standard Model, appear in the detector as clusters of collimated leptons known as lepton jets. We identify the relevant collider observables that characterize this scenario, and study a wide range of LEP and Tevatron searches to recover the viable regions in the space of observables. We find that the Higgs decaying to lepton jets can be hidden when the event topology mimics that of hadronic backgrounds. Thus, as many as 10 4 leptonic Higgs and SUSY decays may be hiding in the LEP and Tevatron data. We present benchmark models with a 100GeV Higgs that are consistent with all available collider constraints. We end with a short discussion of strategies for dedicated searches at LEP, the Tevatron and the LHC, that allow for a discovery of the Higgs or SUSY particles decaying to lepton jets.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number077
    JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
    Volume2010
    Issue number5
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    StatePublished - 2010

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    • Hadronic colliders
    • Higgs physics
    • LEP HERA and SLC physics

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    Falkowski, A., Ruderman, J. T., Volansky, T., & Zupan, J. (2010). Hidden Higgs decaying to lepton jets. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2010(5), [077]. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP05(2010)077

    Hidden Higgs decaying to lepton jets. / Falkowski, Adam; Ruderman, Joshua T.; Volansky, Tomer; Zupan, Jure.

    In: Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2010, No. 5, 077, 2010.

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    Falkowski, A, Ruderman, JT, Volansky, T & Zupan, J 2010, 'Hidden Higgs decaying to lepton jets', Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2010, no. 5, 077. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP05(2010)077
    Falkowski A, Ruderman JT, Volansky T, Zupan J. Hidden Higgs decaying to lepton jets. Journal of High Energy Physics. 2010;2010(5). 077. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP05(2010)077
    Falkowski, Adam ; Ruderman, Joshua T. ; Volansky, Tomer ; Zupan, Jure. / Hidden Higgs decaying to lepton jets. In: Journal of High Energy Physics. 2010 ; Vol. 2010, No. 5.
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