Apr 7 – 10, 2019
Imperial College London
Europe/London timezone

Observation of H->bb decays in the VH production mode and first differential measurement with the ATLAS detector

Apr 10, 2019, 12:15 PM
Clore Lecture Theatre, Huxley 213 (Imperial College London)

Clore Lecture Theatre, Huxley 213

Imperial College London

Imperial College London Prince Consort Road South Kensington London


Luca Ambroz (University of Oxford (GB))


H ->bb decays allow to probe the Yukawa coupling of the Higgs boson to down type quarks. Observing these processes at the LHC is extremely challenging due to the large multi-jet background; however, this can be greatly suppressed by triggering on Missing Energy Transfer and leptons coming from the decay of a weak vector boson produced together with the Higgs.

In this talk, the latest search for H->bb decays associated with a W or Z boson with the ATLAS detector will be presented. Furthermore, the first VH->bb differential measurement in bins of transverse momentum of the vector bosons will be discussed; this type of differential measurement is particularly sensitive to Beyond Standard Model Physics in the form of Effective Field Theory models.

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