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Tau leptons as a tool to investigate the CP properties of the Higgs boson at CMS

by Andrea Cardini, on behalf of the CMS Collaboration

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Andrea Cardini
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Preprint Link: scipost_202111_00038v1  (pdf)
Date submitted: 2021-11-20 23:13
Submitted by: Cardini, Andrea
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Proceedings
Proceedings issue: 16th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics (TAU2021)
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Academic field: Physics
  • High-Energy Physics - Experiment
Approach: Experimental


Among the Higgs boson decay channels, the one to tau leptons can offer insight into the properties of the Higgs boson. The structure under CP symmetry of the tau Yukawa coupling was investigated in CMS by reconstructing the decay planes of the two tau leptons and measuring their angular separation. Tau decay planes are reconstructed depending on the studied decay channel to take advantage of the correlation between the tau lepton spin and the momenta of its decay products. Using the data collected during the LHC Run 2 data-taking period, the study revealed that the Yukawa coupling is largely dominated by a pure CP-even component. A pure CP-odd Yukawa coupling is excluded with a 99.7% confidence level allowing to constrain the allowed phase space for possible BSM scenarios.

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