PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 390 - 40th International Conference on High Energy physics (ICHEP2020) - Posters: Higgs Physics
Tau-lepton Fake-Rate determination for the ttH coupling measurement using the ATLAS detector at the LHC
S. Mondal* on behalf of the ATLAS collaboration
*corresponding author
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A search for the associated production of a top-quark pair with the Higgs boson ($t\bar{t}H$) in multilepton final states is presented. The search is based on a dataset of proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV and an integrated luminosity of 80 fb$^{-1}$ recorded with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

A synopsis of the final state with two same-charge light leptons (e or $\mu$) and one hadronically-decaying $\tau$ is described in more detail. Non-prompt light leptons background is estimated from simulation, with data-driven corrections and fake ${\tau_{\rm had}}$ backgrounds are estimated using data-driven techniques.

An excess of events consistent with $t\bar{t}H$ production, over the expected background from Standard Model processes, is found with an observed significance of 1.8 standard deviations, compared to an expectation of 3.1 standard deviations. Assuming Standard Model branching fractions, the best-fit value of the $t\bar{t}H$ production cross section is ${\sigma_{t\bar{t}H}} =294^{+182}_{-162}$ fb, which is consistent with the Standard Model prediction.
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