Apr 7 – 9, 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

Overview of 0-Lepton $Z(\nu\nu) + H(b\bar{b})$ Analysis and b-tagging MC Calibration

Apr 8, 2014, 4:30 PM
Room C (Windsor Building)

Room C

Windsor Building

contributed talk The Energy Frontier Programme Parallel 2C


Matthew Ian Jackson (University of Liverpool (GB))


Since its discovery a large effort has been made to improve analyses and confirm the properties of the Higgs Boson. At a mass of 125 GeV Higgs to $b\bar{b}$ is the dominant decay mode, however large QCD backgrounds prevent direct analysis, instead an analysis of Higgs to $b\bar{b}$ is considered where the Higgs is produced in association with a Vector Boson ($W$/$Z$). A brief overview of this analysis will be presented with particular focus on the $Z$($\nu\nu$) $H$($b\bar{b}$) channel. Common to other analyses where high $p_T$ jets are required flavour tagging is a dominant systematic in this analysis. Details of Monte Carlo studies helping to reduce these systematics are also presented.

Primary author

Matthew Ian Jackson (University of Liverpool (GB))

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