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Tagging Jets in Invisible Higgs Searches

by Anke Biekoetter, Fabian Keilbach, Rhea Moutafis, Tilman Plehn, Jennifer M. Thompson

Submission summary

As Contributors: Anke Biekoetter · Tilman Plehn · Jennifer Thompson
Arxiv Link: https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.03973v4
Date accepted: 2018-05-29
Date submitted: 2018-05-16
Submitted by: Biekoetter, Anke
Submitted to: SciPost Physics
Discipline: Physics
Subject area: High-Energy Physics - Phenomenology
Approach: Theoretical

Abstract

Searches for invisible Higgs decays in weak boson fusion are a well-known laboratory for jets and QCD studies. We present a series of results on tagging jets and central jet activity. First, precision analyses of the central jet activity require full control of single top production in some analyses. Second, the rate dependence on the size of the tagging jets is not limited to weak boson fusion. For the first time, we show how subjet information on the tagging jets and on the additional jet activity can be used to extract the Higgs signal. The additional observables relieve some of the pressure on other, critical observables. Finally, we compare the performance of weak boson fusion and associated Higgs production.

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Higgs boson Jets Quantum chromodynamics (QCD)

Published as SciPost Phys. 4, 035 (2018)



List of changes

- corrected typos
- clarified perturbative order of event simulation (LO)
- added a sentence on the possible influence of the pT of the third jet on the significance of Higgs to invisibles

Submission & Refereeing History

Resubmission 1712.03973v4 on 16 May 2018
Submission 1712.03973v3 on 29 January 2018

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