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Tagging Jets in Invisible Higgs Searches

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

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Anke Biekoetter · Tilman Plehn · Jennifer Thompson
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Date accepted: 2018-05-29
Date submitted: 2018-05-16 02:00
Submitted by: Biekoetter, Anke
Submitted to: SciPost Physics
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Academic field: Physics
  • High-Energy Physics - Phenomenology
  • Quantum Physics
Approach: Theoretical


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.

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

Published as SciPost Phys. 4, 035 (2018)

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