Aug 4 – 8, 2015
America/Detroit timezone

Search for associated production of a Higgs boson with a single top quark

Aug 6, 2015, 4:50 PM
Kalamazoo (Michigan League)


Michigan League

Electroweak and Higgs Experiment EWK and Higgs Sector


Kenneth Bloom (University of Nebraska (US))


We present a search for the production of a Higgs boson in association with a single top quark (tHq), using data samples collected by the CMS detector in pp collisions at center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV corresponding to integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb$^{−1}$. The search exploits a variety of top quark and Higgs boson decay modes resulting in final states with photons, bottom quarks, or multileptons, and employs a variety of machine learning techniques to maximize the sensitivity to the signal. The present analysis is optimized for a scenario where the Yukawa coupling has sign opposite to the standard model prediction, which would result in a large enhancement of the signal cross section. Results for individual final states and a combined result will be presented.
Oral or Poster Presentation Oral

Primary author

Kenneth Bloom (University of Nebraska (US))

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