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

A feasibility study for a heavy scalar produced in ep collisions

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University of Venda

University of Venda

Senate Chamber P/Bag X 5050 Thohoyandou, 0950


Mr Lehlohonolo Mkhabela (University of the Witwatersrand)


A feasibility study for the search for a heavy scalar boson (H) of mass around mH = 270 GeV is carried out in charged current mode at the future electron proton collider. The centre of mass energy of such collider varies from 1.3 – 5 TeV. In this work H decays to W-boson pairs, which further decays to hadronic jets. Due to complexity of final states and dominant backgrounds we carried the analysis using machine learning techniques and discuss the search strategies in detail.

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Mr Lehlohonolo Mkhabela (University of the Witwatersrand)


Dr Kumar Mukesh (University of the Witwatersrand)

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