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 ttH 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 ˆµ = 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.
|Number of pages||45|
|Journal||Journal of High Energy Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Jan 1|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Open Access, Copyright CERN, for the benefit of the CMS Collaboration. Article funded by SCOAP3.
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We congratulate our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC and thank the technical and administrative staffs at CERN and at other CMS institutes for their contributions to the success of the CMS effort. In addition, we gratefully acknowledge the computing centres and personnel of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid for delivering so effectively the computing infrastructure essential to our analyses. Finally, we acknowledge the enduring support for the construction and operation of the LHC and the CMS detector provided by the following funding agencies: BMWFW and FWF (Austria); FNRS and FWO (Belgium); CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, and FAPESP (Brazil); MES (Bulgaria); CERN; CAS, MoST, and NSFC (China); COL-CIENCIAS (Colombia); MSES and CSF (Croatia); RPF (Cyprus); SENESCYT (Ecuador);
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics