Measurements of the Higgs production cross section in the $H \rightarrow \tau \tau$ decay channel with the ATLAS experiment
A. Murrone* on behalf of the ATLAS collaboration
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2019 November 04
Published on: 2019 December 17
Abstract
Measurements of the Higgs production cross section in the $H \rightarrow \tau \tau$ decay channel are presented. The results are obtained using $36.1$ fb$^{-1}$ of data collected by the ATLAS experiment at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV. The observed (expected) significance of the $H \rightarrow \tau \tau$ signal excess over the expected background amounts to 4.4 (4.1) standard deviations. This result, combined with the data taken at $\sqrt{s}=7$ and 8 TeV, leads to an observed (expected) significance of 6.4 (5.4) and constitutes the first ATLAS observation of $H \rightarrow \tau \tau$. The measured total cross section of $H \rightarrow \tau \tau$, using the data collected at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV, is $3.77^{+0.60}_{-0.59}~\text{(stat.)}~^{+0.87}_{-0.74}~\text{(syst.)}$ pb, assuming the relative contributions of the Higgs production processes as predicted by the Standard Model. In addition, measurements of the vector boson fusion and gluon-gluon fusion have been performed separately and similar results are reported based on the simplified template cross section framework. All the measurements are in agreement with the Standard Model predictions.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.367.0167
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