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Tau reconstruction at CMS with a focus on high $ p_{T} $ taus

by Soham Bhattacharya on behalf of The CMS Collaboration

Submission summary

As Contributors: Soham Bhattacharya
Preprint link: scipost_201811_00035v1
Date accepted: 2019-01-17
Date submitted: 2018-11-22
Submitted by: Bhattacharya, Soham
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Proceedings
Domain(s): Exp. & Comp.
Subject area: High-Energy Physics - Experiment


We present the algorithm and performance of tau reconstruction at the CMS experiment, while highlighting a dedicated reconstruction algorithm that uses calorimeter hits instead of tracks to reconstruct taus with high transverse momentum. Describing the standard Hadrons-Plus-Strips (HPS) algorithm and its dependence on track reconstruction and shower modelling, we present the calorimetric tau (calo-tau) reconstruction that uses minimal track information for high $ p_{T} $ taus. The pros and cons of these algorithms are discussed along with their performance and potential uses. It is found that the calo-tau algorithm outperforms the HPS algorithm in the high efficiency region. This study is work in progress, and is an attempt to tune the reconstruction for high $ p_{T} $ taus. The calo-tau algorithm is not yet an official tau reconstruction algorithm for CMS.

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Publication decision taken: accept

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Submission scipost_201811_00035v1 (22 November 2018)

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Anonymous Report 1 on 2018-12-12


This is a very well written paper describing an original new algorithm developed by the CMS
collaboration to improve the efficiency of tau reconstruction and identification at high
transverse momentum. A comparison with the default algorithm is also shown, and the
strength of the new method is very impressive. I highly recommend the publication and
congratulate the author for this excellent contribution.

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