- Bump hunting 1
- Bump hunting 2
- Bump hunting 3 (not exciting)
- RealAudio Interview (Ireland)
- Bump hunting (redux): the bump is gone in Oct 2007
Figure 1: A simple version of the parameter space of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM). The x-axis is the mass of the CP-odd Higgs boson, the y-axis is tan(beta), essentially the ratio of expectation values of the two Higgs scalars in the model. The broader purple region (dark+light) is the region they expected to exclude. However, the bump only allowed them to exclude the dark purple region. Analogously, LEP 2 at CERN (defunct) has excluded the blue region - in a somewhat complementary fashion to the Fermilab.
D0 is probably getting a deficit of events where John Conway and CDF have an excess which would strongly indicate that the bump is a fluke. It is however not impossible that the Tevatron discovers what looks like a supersymmetric Higgs before the LHC once they have more data.