# ICHEP2018 SEOUL

Jul 4 – 11, 2018
COEX, SEOUL
Asia/Seoul timezone

## Search for Higgs boson production in association with a pair of top-quarks with the Atlas detector

Jul 6, 2018, 6:30 PM
2h
COEX, SEOUL

#### COEX, SEOUL

Poster Higgs Physics

### Speaker

Tim Michael Heinz Wolf (Nikhef National institute for subatomic physics (NL))

### Description

A great success of the Standard Model (SM) was the discovery of a
Higgs boson in 2012. Measuring its properties and yet unobserved production
and decay modes provides a test of the validity of the SM. The process of Higgs
production in association with a pair of top-quarks ($t\bar{t}H$) is still
unobserved. Further interest arises from the fact that it provides direct
access to the top Yukawa coupling which is possibly sensitive to new physics
and therefore provides a crucial test of the SM.
In order to maximize the statistics of the data sample of the $t\bar{t}H$
process the final state of the Higgs decay with the highest branching ratio
into a pair of $b$-quarks has been chosen for this search. This summary is
based on the recently published results using $36.1 fb^{-1}$ in pp collisions
collected with the Atlas detector in 2015 and 2016. Especially the
reconstruction techniques to correctly match the jets originating from
$b$-quarks to their origin, are reviewed. The measurement in the
$t\bar{t}H(b\bar{b})$ final state is put in context with the combination of
the other Higgs decay modes, resulting in evidence for this process.

### Primary authors

Tim Michael Heinz Wolf (Nikhef National institute for subatomic physics (NL))

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