Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with top quarks and decaying into a bb¯ pair in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Abstract

A search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a top-quark pair, ttH, is presented. The analysis uses 36.1 fb-1 of pp collision data at s=13 TeV collected with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider in 2015 and 2016. The search targets the H→bb decay mode. The selected events contain either one or two electrons or muons from the top-quark decays, and are then categorized according to the number of jets and how likely these are to contain b-hadrons. Multivariate techniques are used to discriminate between signal and background events, the latter being dominated by tt+jets production. For a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV, the ratio of the measured ttH signal cross-section to the standard model expectation is found to be μ=0.84-0.61+0.64. A value of μ greater than 2.0 is excluded at 95% confidence level (C.L.) while the expected upper limit is μ<1.2 in the absence of a ttH signal.

Original languageEnglish
Article number074015
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume97
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2018

Funding

FundersFunder number
Not added1813540, ST/K001426/1, ST/M00256X/1, ST/H001158/2, ST/K000837/1, ST/L001020/1, ST/K001310/1, ST/M006425/1, ST/N000447/1, ST/H001158/1, ST/P00234X/1, ST/J005509/1, ST/N000420/1
CEA-DRF
Cantons of Bern and Geneva
Czech Republic
DNSRCIN2P3-CNRS
EU-ESF
IRFU
MES of Russia
MESTD
MIZŠ
MNE
MSMT
MSSR
RGC
Région Auvergne
VSC CR
Wallenberg Foundation
National Science Foundation1624739, 1505989
U.S. Department of Energy
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
CRC Health Group
Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (COLCIENCIAS)
Ontario Innovation Trust
Canarie
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme648723
H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Biomedical Research Foundation
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
CERN
Compute Canada
Glycemic Index Foundation
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
National Research Council Canada
Canada Council for the Arts
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Science and Technology Facilities CouncilGRIDPP, ST/L001217/1
Leverhulme Trust
Royal Society
European Research Council
Australian Research Council
Neurosurgical Research Foundation
Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, India
Singapore Eye Research Institute
Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
Minerva Foundation
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science26247038, 15J04660
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung169025
Danmarks Grundforskningsfond
United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Austrian Science Fund
Generalitat de Catalunya
Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica
Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica
Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Generalitat Valenciana
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft
General Secretariat for Research and Technology
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Nella and Leon Benoziyo Center for Neurological Diseases, Weizmann Institute of Science
Israel Science Foundation
Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Narodowe Centrum Nauki
Javna Agencija za Raziskovalno Dejavnost RS
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Israeli Centers for Research Excellence
Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique
Horizon 2020
British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund
European Regional Development Fund
Council on grants of the President of the Russian Federation
Fondation Partager le Savoir
National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"
Institutul de Fizică Atomică

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