PS05 Hadronic Physics
Soft colour interactions and diffractive Higgs production
High Energy Physics, Uppsala University, Box 535, S-75121 Uppsala, Sweden
2 Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestrasse 85, D-22603 Hamburg, Germany
Accepted: 22 November 2003
Published online: 9 April 2004
The topical subject of Higgs production in diffractive hard scattering events at the Tevatron and LHC is discussed. This has been proposed as a Higgs discovery channel with appealing experimental features. Predictions are obtained from the Soft Colour Interaction model, where rapidity gaps are created by a new soft interaction added to the normal hard scattering processes, implemented in the Monte Carlo event generator PYTHIA. A brief review of the successful application of the model to describe all CDF and DØ data on diffractive hard scattering, such as production of W/Z, dijets, beauty and J/ψ is also given.
© Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2004