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Evidence for the 125 GeV Higgs boson decaying to a pair of τ leptons

Chatrchyan, S. and Apresyan, A. and Bornheim, A. and Bunn, J. and Chen, Y. and Di Marco, E. and Duarte, J. and Kcira, D. and Mott, A. and Newman, H. B. and Pena, C. and Rogan, C. and Spiropulu, M. and Timciuc, V. and Wilkinson, R. and Xie, S. and Zhu, R. Y. and Dias, F. A. and Dubinin, M. (2014) Evidence for the 125 GeV Higgs boson decaying to a pair of τ leptons. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2014 (5). Art. No. 104. ISSN 1126-6708. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140630-071347018

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Abstract

A search for a standard model Higgs boson decaying into a pair of τ leptons is performed using events recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2011 and 2012. The dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 4.9 fb^(−1) at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV and 19.7 fb^(−1) at 8 TeV. Each τ lepton decays hadronically or leptonically to an electron or a muon, leading to six different final states for the τ -lepton pair, all considered in this analysis. An excess of events is observed over the expected background contributions, with a local significance larger than 3 standard deviations for m H values between 115 and 130 GeV. The best fit of the observed H → ττ signal cross section times branching fraction for m H = 125 GeV is 0.78 ± 0.27 times the standard model expectation. These observations constitute evidence for the 125 GeV Higgs boson decaying to a pair of τ leptons.


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http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.5041arXivDiscussion Paper
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP05(2014)104DOIArticle
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FJHEP05%282014%29104PublisherArticle
Alternate Title:Evidence for the 125 GeV Higgs boson decaying to a pair of tau leptons
Additional Information:© 2014 CERN, for the benefit of the CMS Collaboration. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited. Article funded by SCOAP3. Received: January 20, 2014. Revised: April 13, 2014. Accepted: April 13, 2014. Published: May 22, 2014. We congratulate our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC and thank the technical and administrative staffs at CERN and at other CMS institutes for their contributions to the success of the CMS effort. In addition, we gratefully acknowledge the computing centres and personnel of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid for delivering so effectively the computing infrastructure essential to our analyses. Finally, we acknowledge the enduring support for the construction and operation of the LHC and the CMS detector provided by the following funding agencies: the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research and the Austrian Science Fund; the Belgian Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique, and Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek; the Brazilian Funding Agencies (CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, and FAPESP); the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science; CERN; the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology, and National Natural Science Foundation of China; the Colombian Funding Agency (COLCIENCIAS); the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, and the Croatian Science Foundation; the Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus; the Ministry of Education and Research, Recurrent financing contract SF0690030s09 and European Regional Development Fund, Estonia; the Academy of Finland, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, and Helsinki Institute of Physics; the Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules / CNRS, and Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives / CEA, France; the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren, Germany; the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Greece; the National Scientific Research Foundation, and National Innovation Office, Hungary; the Department of Atomic Energy and the Department of Science and Technology, India; the Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Iran; the Science Foundation, Ireland; the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy; the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the World Class University program of NRF, Republic of Korea; the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences; the Mexican Funding Agencies (CINVESTAV, CONACYT, SEP, and UASLP-FAI); the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand; the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission; the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the National Science Centre, Poland; the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal; JINR, Dubna; the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency of Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation, Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research; the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia; the Secretaría de Estado de Investigaciόn, Desarrollo e Innovaciόn and Programa Consolider-Ingenio 2010, Spain; the Swiss Funding Agencies (ETH Board, ETH Zurich, PSI, SNF, UniZH, Canton Zurich, and SER); the National Science Council, Taipei; the Thailand Center of Excellence in Physics, the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology of Thailand, Special Task Force for Activating Research and the National Science and Technology Development Agency of Thailand; the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, and Turkish Atomic Energy Authority; the Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK; the US Department of Energy, and the US National Science Foundation. Individuals have received support from the Marie-Curie programme and the European Research Council and EPLANET (European Union); the Leventis Foundation; the A. P. Sloan Foundation; the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office; the Fonds pour la Formation à la Recherche dans l’Industrie et dans l’Agriculture (FRIA-Belgium); the Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT-Belgium); the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) of Czech Republic; the Council of Science and Industrial Research, India; the Compagnia di San Paolo (Torino); the HOMING PLUS programme of Foundation for Polish Science, cofinanced by EU, Regional Development Fund; and the Thalis and Aristeia programmes cofinanced by EU-ESF and the Greek NSRF.
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Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research and the Austrian Science FundUNSPECIFIED
Belgian Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique and Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk OrderzoekUNSPECIFIED
CNPq (Brazil)UNSPECIFIED
CAPES (Brazil)UNSPECIFIED
FAPERJ (Brazil)UNSPECIFIED
FAPESP (Brazil)UNSPECIFIED
Bulgarian Ministry of Education and ScienceUNSPECIFIED
CERNUNSPECIFIED
Chinese Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Science and Technology UNSPECIFIED
National Natural Science Foundation of ChinaUNSPECIFIED
COLCIENCIAS (Colombia)UNSPECIFIED
Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport UNSPECIFIED
Croatian Science FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education and Research SF0690030s09
European Regional Development Fund, EstoniaUNSPECIFIED
Academy of FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, and Helsinki Institute of PhysicsUNSPECIFIED
Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules / CNRS, and Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives / CEA, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Bundesministerium für Bildung und ForschungUNSPECIFIED
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)UNSPECIFIED
Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren, Germany UNSPECIFIED
General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Greece UNSPECIFIED
National Scientific Research Foundation, and National Innovation Office, HungaryUNSPECIFIED
Department of Atomic Energy and the Department of Science and Technology, IndiaUNSPECIFIED
Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Iran UNSPECIFIED
Science Foundation, IrelandUNSPECIFIED
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)UNSPECIFIED
Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the World Class University Program of NRF (KOREA)UNSPECIFIED
Lithuanian Academy of Sciences UNSPECIFIED
CINVESTAV (Mexico)UNSPECIFIED
CONACYT (Mexico)UNSPECIFIED
SEP (Mexico)UNSPECIFIED
UASLP-FAI (Mexico)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New ZealandUNSPECIFIED
Pakistan Atomic Energy CommissionUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the National Science Centre, PolandUNSPECIFIED
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)UNSPECIFIED
JINR (Dubna)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation UNSPECIFIED
Federal Agency of Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation UNSPECIFIED
Russian Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Russian Foundation for Basic ResearchUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of SerbiaUNSPECIFIED
Secretaría de Estado de Investigaciόn, Desarrollo e Innovaciόn and Programa Consolider-Ingenio 2010, SpainUNSPECIFIED
ETH Board UNSPECIFIED
ETH Zurich UNSPECIFIED
PSIUNSPECIFIED
SNFUNSPECIFIED
UniZH UNSPECIFIED
Canton Zurich and SERUNSPECIFIED
National Science Council (Taipei)UNSPECIFIED
Thailand center of Excellence in PhysicsUNSPECIFIED
Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology of ThailandUNSPECIFIED
Special Task Force for Activating Research and the National Science and Technology Development Agency of ThailandUNSPECIFIED
Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey and Turkish Atomic Energy AuthorityUNSPECIFIED
Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK UNSPECIFIED
Department of Energy (DOE)UNSPECIFIED
NSFUNSPECIFIED
Marie-Curie programme and the European Research Council and EPLANET (European Union)UNSPECIFIED
Leventis Foundation UNSPECIFIED
Alfred P. Sloan FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Alexander von Humboldt FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Belgian Federal Science Policy OfficeUNSPECIFIED
Fonds pour la Formation à la Recherche dans l’índustrie et dans l’Ágriculture (FRIA-Belgium)UNSPECIFIED
Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT-Belgium)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) of Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIED
Council of Science and Industrial Research, IndiaUNSPECIFIED
Compagnia di San Paolo (Torino)UNSPECIFIED
HOMING PLUS programme of Foundation for Polish Science UNSPECIFIED
Regional Development FundUNSPECIFIED
Thalis and Aristeia programmes cofinanced by EU-ESFUNSPECIFIED
Greek NSRFUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Hadron-Hadron Scattering, Higgs physics
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