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Search for $t\overline tH$ production in the all-jet final state in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt s$ = 13 TeV


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A search is presented for the associated production of a Higgs boson with a top quark pair in the all-jet final state. Events containing seven or more jets are selected from a sample of proton-proton collisions at s√=13 TeV collected with the CMS detector at the LHC in 2016, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. To separate the tt¯H signal from the irreducible tt¯+bb¯¯¯ background, the analysis assigns leading order matrix element signal and background probability densities to each event. A likelihood-ratio statistic based on these probability densities is used to extract the signal. The results are provided in terms of an observed ttH signal strength relative to the standard model production cross section μ = σ/σSM, assuming a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV. The best fit value is μˆ=0.9±0.7(stat)±1.3(syst)=0.9±1.5(tot), and the observed and expected upper limits are, respectively, μ < 3.8 and < 3.1 at 95% confidence levels.

Abstract

A search is presented for the associated production of a Higgs boson with a top quark pair in the all-jet final state. Events containing seven or more jets are selected from a sample of proton-proton collisions at s√=13 TeV collected with the CMS detector at the LHC in 2016, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. To separate the tt¯H signal from the irreducible tt¯+bb¯¯¯ background, the analysis assigns leading order matrix element signal and background probability densities to each event. A likelihood-ratio statistic based on these probability densities is used to extract the signal. The results are provided in terms of an observed ttH signal strength relative to the standard model production cross section μ = σ/σSM, assuming a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV. The best fit value is μˆ=0.9±0.7(stat)±1.3(syst)=0.9±1.5(tot), and the observed and expected upper limits are, respectively, μ < 3.8 and < 3.1 at 95% confidence levels.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:22 Feb 2019 10:53
Last Modified:22 Feb 2019 10:54
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1029-8479
OA Status:Gold
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP06(2018)101

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