Oct 14 – 18, 2013
Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage
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Reconstruction of the Higgs mass in H -> tautau Events by Dynamical Likelihood techniques

Oct 14, 2013, 3:00 PM
Grote zaal (Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage)

Grote zaal

Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage

Poster presentation Event Processing, Simulation and Analysis Poster presentations


Christian Veelken (Ecole Polytechnique (FR))


An algorithm for reconstruction of the Higgs mass in $H \rightarrow \tau\tau$ decays is presented. The algorithm computes for each event a likelihood function $P(M_{\tau\tau})$ which quantifies the level of compatibility of a Higgs mass hypothesis $M_{\tau\tau}$, given the measured momenta of visible tau decay products plus missing transverse energy reconstructed in the event. The algorithm is used in the CMS $H \rightarrow \tau\tau$ analysis. It is found to improve the sensitivity for the Standard Model Higgs boson in this decay channel by about $30\%$.

Primary author

Christian Veelken (Ecole Polytechnique (FR))

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