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Volume 282 - 38th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2016) - Beyond the Standard Model
Search for new resonances involving Higgs, W or Z boson at CMS
S. Rappoccio* on behalf of the CMS collaboration
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2017 February 06
Published on: 2017 April 19
Beyond the standard model theories like composite Higgs models predict resonances with large branching fractions in a Higgs boson and a vector boson with negligible branching fractions to light fermions. We present an overview of searches for new physics containing a Higgs boson and a W or Z boson in the final state, using proton-proton collision data collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC. For high-mass resonances decaying to intermediate bosons, the large boost for hadronic decays gives rise to one single "merged'' jet, which can be identified through a study of its substructure consistent with the presence of two quarks, enhancing the sensitivity due to the large branching ratios for hadronic decays. B-quark identification algorithms are used in addition to identify the hadronic H decays.
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