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Search for new resonances involving Higgs, W or Z boson at CMS (15' + 5')

5 Aug 2016, 15:10
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Oral Presentation Beyond the Standard Model Beyond the Standard Model


Salvatore Rappoccio (State University of New York (US))


Beyond the standard model theories like composite Higgs models predict resonances with large branching fractions in a Higgs boson and a vector boson with negligible branching fractions to light fermions. We present an overview of searches for new physics containing a Higgs boson and a W or Z boson in the final state, using proton-proton collision data collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC. For high-mass resonances decaying to intermediate bosons, the large boost for hadronic decays gives rise to one single "merged'' jet, which can be identified through a study of its substructure consistent with the presence of two quarks, enhancing the sensitivity due to the large branching ratios for hadronic decays. B-quark identification algorithms are used in addition to identify the hadronic H decays.

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