Jan 29 – 31, 2020
University of Venda
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Searching for heavy scalar resonances in the LHC run 2 dataset in the $Z\gamma$ final states using machine learning techniques.

Jan 30, 2020, 4:05 PM
University of Venda

University of Venda

Senate Chamber P/Bag X 5050 Thohoyandou, 0950


Ntsoko Phuti Rapheeha (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))


Motivated by the statistically significant excesses in the multi-lepton final states compatible with physics at the electroweak scale, here we attempt a direct search for a heavy scalar resonance in the Z and photon system in the LHC Run 2 dataset. The study aims to extract the signal process using a machine learning algorithm.

Primary authors

Bruce Mellado Garcia (University of the Witwatersrand) Gaogalalwe Mokgatitswane (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA)) Xifeng Ruan (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA)) Ntsoko Phuti Rapheeha (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))

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