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Volume 350 - 7th Annual Conference on Large Hadron Collider Physics (LHCP2019) - Posters
Evidence for the production of three massive vector bosons with the ATLAS detector
M. Cristinziani* on behalf of the ATLAS collaboration
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2019 August 22
Published on: 2019 December 04
The search for the production of three massive vector bosons in proton$-$proton collisions, performed using data at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider in the years 2015$-$2017, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $79.8$ fb$^{-1}$, is presented. Events with two same-sign leptons $\ell$ (electrons or muons) and at least two reconstructed jets are selected to search for $WWW \to \ell \nu \ell \nu qq$. Events with three leptons without any same-flavour opposite-sign lepton pairs are used to search for $WWW \to \ell \nu \ell\nu \ell \nu$, while events with three leptons and at least one same-flavour opposite-sign lepton pair and one or more reconstructed jets are used to search for $WWZ \to \ell \nu qq \ell \ell$. Finally, events with four leptons are analysed to search for $WWZ \to \ell \nu \ell \nu \ell \ell$ and $WZZ \to qq \ell \ell \ell \ell$. Evidence for the joint production of three massive vector bosons is observed with a significance of 4.1 standard deviations, where the expectation is 3.1 standard deviations.
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