Publication
Title
Observation of a new boson with mass near 125 GeV in pp collisions at and 8 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A detailed description is reported of the analysis used by the CMS Collaboration in the search for the standard model Higgs boson in pp collisions at the LHC, which led to the observation of a new boson. The data sample corresponds to integrated luminosities up to 5.1 fb(-1) at root s = 7 TeV, and up to 5.3 fb(-1) at root s = 8 TeV. The results for five Higgs boson decay modes gamma gamma, ZZ, WW, tau tau, and bb, which show a combined local significance of 5 standard deviations near 125 GeV, are reviewed. A fit to the invariant mass of the two high resolution channels, gamma gamma and ZZ -> 4l, gives a mass estimate of 125.3 +/- 0.4 (stat.) +/- 0.5 (syst.) GeV. The measurements are interpreted in the context of the standard model Lagrangian for the scalar Higgs field interacting with fermions and vector bosons. The measured values of the corresponding couplings are compared to the standard model predictions. The hypothesis of custodial symmetry is tested through the measurement of the ratio of the couplings to the W and Z bosons. All the results are consistent, within their uncertainties, with the expectations for a standard model Higgs boson.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of high energy physics. - Bristol
Publication
Bristol : 2013
ISSN
1126-6708
1029-8479 [online]
Volume/pages
6(2013), p. 1-127
Article Reference
081
ISI
000321381800027
000298611000010
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Affiliation
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External links
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Last edited 13.08.2017
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