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Publication . Article . Research . Other literature type . Preprint . 2019

Search for the associated production of the Higgs boson and a vector boson in proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV via Higgs boson decays to leptons

Armen Tumasyan; Thomas Bergauer; Marko Dragicevic; Ilse Krätschmer; Thomas Madlener; Jochen Schieck; N. Van Remortel; +416 Authors
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A search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a W or a Z boson and decaying to a pair of τ leptons is performed. A data sample of proton-proton collisions collected at s = 13 TeV by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC is used, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. The signal strength is measured relative to the expectation for the standard model Higgs boson, yielding μ = 2.5− 1.3+ 1.4. These results are combined with earlier CMS measurements targeting Higgs boson decays to a pair of τ leptons, performed with the same data set in the gluon fusion and vector boson fusion production modes. The combined signal strength is μ = 1.24− 0.27+ 0.29 (1.00− 0.23+ 0.24 expected), and the observed significance is 5.5 standard deviations (4.8 expected) for a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV.[Figure not available: see fulltext.]



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arXiv: High Energy Physics::Phenomenology High Energy Physics::Experiment Nuclear Experiment

Dewey Decimal Classification: ddc:530

Library of Congress Subject Headings: lcsh:Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity lcsh:QC770-798

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Gluon Standard Model Higgs boson Hadron Vector boson Proton Large Hadron Collider Lepton Physics Particle physics


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EC| AMVA4NewPhysics
Advanced Multi-Variate Analysis for New Physics Searches at the LHC
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 675440
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-ITN-ETN
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