May 16 – 20, 2022
Europe/Zurich timezone

Search for Heavy (pseudo)Higgs boson A/H produced in association with a top-antitop quark pair leading to the final state with four top quarks in pp collisions at √ s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

May 17, 2022, 7:00 PM
1h
Experimental poster TeV-Scale BSM Poster Session I

Speaker

Shuhui Huang (University of Hong Kong (HK))

Description

Four top-quark production, a rare process in the Standard Model (SM) with a cross-section around 12 fb, is one of the heaviest final states produced at the LHC, and it is naturally sensitive to physics beyond the Standard Model (BSM). A data excess is observed with twice of the expectation. A follow-up analysis is the search for Heavy (pseudo)Higgs boson A/H produced in association with a top-antitop quark pair leading to the final state with four top quarks. The data analyzed correspond to an integrated luminosity of $139\rm~fb^{-1}$. In this poster, the four top-quark decay final states containing either a pair of same-sign leptons or multi-lepton (SSML) are considered. To enhance the search sensitivity, a mass-parameterized BDT is introduced to discriminate the BSM signal against the irreducible SM four-top and other dominant SM backgrounds. Observed and expected upper bounds on the production cross-section of A/H are derived in the mass range from 400 GeV to 1000 GeV.

Primary author

Andreas Korn (University College London (GB))

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