# Double parton interactions as a background to associated HW production at the Tevatron

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## Abstract

In this paper we study events with *W* + jets final state, produced in double parton (DP) interactions, as a background to the associated Higgs boson (*H*) and *W* production, with \( H \to b\bar{b} \) decay, at the Tevatron. We have found that the event yield from the DP background can be quite sizable, which necessitates a choice of selection criteria to separate the *HW* and DP production processes. We suggest a set of variables sensitive to the kinematics of DP and *HW* events. We show that these variables, being used as an input to the artificial neural network, allow one to significantly improve a sensitivity to the Higgs boson production.

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