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Manuscript Title: HiggsBounds: Confronting Arbitrary Higgs Sectors with Exclusion Bounds from LEP and the Tevatron
Authors: P. Bechtle, O. Brein, S. Heinemeyer, G. Weiglein, K.E. Williams
Program title: HiggsBounds
Catalogue identifier: AEFF_v1_0
Distribution format: tar.gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 181(2010)138
Programming language: Fortran 77, Fortran 90 (two code versions are offered).
Computer: HiggsBounds can be built with any compatible Fortran 77 or Fortran 90 compiler. The program has been tested on x86 CPUs running under Linux (Ubuntu 8.04) and with the following compilers: The Portland Group Inc. Fortran compilers (pgf77, pgf90), the GNU project Fortran compilers (g77, gfortran).
Operating system: Linux.
RAM: minimum of about 6000 kbytes (dependent on the code version)
Keywords: Elementary Particle Physics, General High Energy Physics and Computing, Higgs bosons, Higgs search, LEP, Tevatron, Beyond the Standard Model.
PACS: 14.80.Bn, 14.80.Cp, 12.60.Fr.
Classification: 11.1.

External routines: HiggsBounds requires no external routines/libraries. Some sample programs in the distribution require the programs FeynHiggs 2.6.x or CPsuperH2 to be installed (see "Subprograms used").

Subprograms used:
Cat Id Title Reference
ADKT_v2_0 FeynHiggsv2.6.5 CPC 180(2009)1426
ADSR_v2_0 CPsuperH2.0 CPC 180(2009)312

Nature of problem:
Determine whether a parameter point of a given model is excluded or allowed by LEP and Tevatron Higgs-boson search results.

Solution method:
The most sensitive channel from LEP and Tevatron searches is determined and subsequently applied to test this parameter point. The test requires as input model predictions for the Higgs-boson masses, branching ratios and ratios of production cross sections with respect to reference values.

In the current version, results from decay-mode independent Higgs searches and results of searches for charged Higgs bosons are not taken into account.

Running time:
About 0.01 seconds (or less) for one parameter point using one processor of an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU at 2.40GHz for sample model scenarios with three Higgs bosons. It depends on the complexity of the Higgs sector (e.g. the number of Higgs bosons and the number of open decay channels) and on the code version.