July 28, 2020 to August 6, 2020
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Measurement of the Higgs CP in its decay to tau leptons (CMS)

Jul 31, 2020, 1:30 PM
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Poster 01. Higgs Physics Higgs Physics - Posters


Mohammadhassan Hassanshahi (Imperial College (GB))


In this presentation, we review a measurement of the CP quantum number of the Higgs boson in its decay to tau leptons via an analysis of the angular correlation between the tau decay planes. The theory behind this analysis and an explanation of some of the methods used for this measurement can be found in [1] and [2].

The analysis targets the full Run 2 data set of proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, amounting to 137.1 $fb^{-1}$. The analysis aims to include the majority of the hadronic and semileptonic decay modes. Different analysis techniques are deployed to reconstruct the tau decay planes and to optimise the significance of the measurement. Machine learning techniques are used to improve the separation between different tau decay modes and between signal and background.

[1] Z.Phys. C64 (1994) 21-30, arXiv:hep-ph/9404280
[2] Phys. Rev. D 92, 096012 (2015), arXiv:1510.03850

Secondary track (number) 03

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Mohammadhassan Hassanshahi (Imperial College (GB))

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