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

Evidence for the 125GeV Higgs boson decaying to a pair of tau leptons at CMS

8 Apr 2014, 18:00
15m
Room C (Windsor Building)

Room C

Windsor Building

contributed talk The Energy Frontier Programme Parallel 2C

Speaker

Rebecca Charlotte Lane (Imperial College Sci., Tech. & Med. (GB))

Description

A search for the standard model Higgs boson decaying into a pair of tau leptons is presented, using data recorded by the CMS experiment in 2011 and 2012. The analysis includes all 6 possible final states of the two taus, each of which decays either hadronically or leptonically into an electron or muon. An excess of events over the expected contribution from backgrounds is observed, corresponding to a local significance of larger than 3 sigma for Higgs masses between 110 and 130 GeV. The excess is consistent with standard model predictions and provides evidence for the 125 GeV Higgs boson decaying into a pair of tau leptons.

Primary author

Rebecca Charlotte Lane (Imperial College Sci., Tech. & Med. (GB))

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