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The CMS Level-1 muon triggers for the LHC Run II

Jun 5, 2018, 4:00 PM
1h 30m
Library, Centro San Domenico

Library, Centro San Domenico

LHC experiments Posters session


Ioanna Papavergou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (GR))


The CMS experiment implements a sophisticated two-level triggering system composed of Level-1, instrumented by custom-design hardware boards, and a software High Level Trigger. A new Level-1 trigger architecture with improved performance is now being used to maintain high physics efficiency for the more challenging luminosity conditions experienced during Run II. The CMS muon detector contains complementary and partially redundant muon detection systems: the Cathode Strip Chambers (CSC), Drift Tubes (DT) and Resistive Plate Chambers (RPC). The upgraded L1 muon trigger combines information from these three detectors to reconstruct muons and obtain a better efficiency and lower rates. Advanced pattern recognition and MVA (Boosted Decision Tree) regression techniques implemented directly on the trigger boards allow high-momentum signal muons to be distinguished from the overwhelming low-momentum background. Algorithms for the selection of events with muons, both for precision measurements and searches for new physics beyond the Standard Model, are described in detail. The performance of the upgraded muon trigger system will be presented, based on proton-proton collision data collected in 2017.

Primary author

Ioanna Papavergou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (GR))

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