7-9 April 2014
Royal Holloway, University of London
Europe/London timezone
Institute of Physics 2014 Joint High Energy Particle Physics and Astro Particle Physics Groups Annual Meeting

The matrix element method in the search for dileptonic ttH(H$\to$bb)

8 Apr 2014, 16:45
Room C (Windsor Building)

Room C

Windsor Building

contributed talk The Energy Frontier Programme Parallel 2C


Ian Allan Connelly (Royal Holloway, University of London)


With the expected reach of ttH(H$\to$bb) not quite approaching Standard Model sensitivity, it is important to squeeze as much information out of the data as possible. The matrix element method calculates the probability of an event coming from signal (ttH) and background (ttbb) decay process by calculating the most likely kinematics of the hard scattering partons and comparing with the kinematics of the reconstructed objects. This talk will focus on ttH physics and the theory, implementation and results of the matrix element method in this channel.

Primary author

Ian Allan Connelly (Royal Holloway, University of London)

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