Observation of Higgs Boson Decay to Bottom Quarks

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The CMS Collaboration , Sirunyan , A M , Eerola , P , Kirschenmann , H , Pekkanen , J , Voutilainen , M , Havukainen , J , Heikkilä , J K , Järvinen , T , Karimäki , V , Kinnunen , R , Lampén , T , Lassila-Perini , K , Laurila , S , Lehti , S , Lindén , T , Luukka , P , Mäenpää , T , Siikonen , H , Tuominen , E , Tuominiemi , J & Tuuva , T 2018 , ' Observation of Higgs Boson Decay to Bottom Quarks ' , Physical Review Letters , vol. 121 , no. 12 , 121801 . https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.121801

Title: Observation of Higgs Boson Decay to Bottom Quarks
Author: The CMS collaboration; Sirunyan, A. M.; Eerola, P.; Kirschenmann, H.; Pekkanen, J.; Voutilainen, M.; Havukainen, J.; Heikkilä, J. K.; Järvinen, T.; Karimäki, V.; Kinnunen, R.; Lampén, T.; Lassila-Perini, K.; Laurila, S.; Lehti, S.; Lindén, T.; Luukka, P.; Mäenpää, T.; Siikonen, H.; Tuominen, E.; Tuominiemi, J.; Tuuva, T.
Contributor organization: Department of Physics
Helsinki Institute of Physics
Date: 2018-09-17
Language: eng
Number of pages: 20
Belongs to series: Physical Review Letters
ISSN: 0031-9007
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.121801
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/246623
Abstract: The observation of the standard model (SM) Higgs boson decay to a pair of bottom quarks is presented. The main contribution to this result is from processes in which Higgs bosons arc produced in association with a W or Z boson (VH), and are searched for in final states including 0, 1, or 2 charged leptons and two identified bottom quark jets. The results from the measurement of these processes in a data sample recorded by the CMS experiment in 2017, comprising 41.3 fb(-1) of proton-proton collisions at root s = 13 TeV, are described. When combined with previous VH measurements using data collected at root s = 7, 8, and 13 TeV, an excess of events is observed at m(H) = 125 GeV with a significance of 4.8 standard deviations, where the expectation for the SM Higgs boson is 4.9. The corresponding measured signal strength is 1.01 +/- 0.22. The combination of this result with searches by the CMS experiment for H -> b (b) over bar in other production processes yields an observed (expected) significance of 5.6 (5.5) standard deviations and a signal strength of 1.04 +/- 0.20.
Subject: 114 Physical sciences
HADRON COLLIDERS
MASSLESS PARTICLES
BROKEN SYMMETRIES
NNLO QCD
MODEL
LHC
STRAHLUNG
PROGRAM
SEARCH
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