PS08 Physics Beyond the Standard Model
Flavour and model-independent Higgs boson searches at LEP
Accepted: 19 November 2003
Published online: 3 December 2003
Now the LEP experiments have finalized their results on the Standard-Model Higgs boson, and are finalizing results on the most common Supersymmetric scenari, a wealth of results are being released that do not rely on explicit model assumptions, but rather on particular final states. In the absence of any convincing excess in the data, results are then extracted in a quasi model-independent way, most often in the form of excluded signal cross-sections, normalized to Standard Model cross-sections. The aim of the experiments is to provide a catalog of results that can be used in a straightforward way for future studies of models of electroweak symmetry breaking.
PACS: 13.66.Fg Gauge and Higgs boson production in e + e – intteractions – 13.66.Hk Production of non-standard model particles in e + e – interactions
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