Observation of Higgs boson production in association with a top quark pair at the LHC with the ATLAS detector

M Aaboud, Torsten Åkesson, Simona Bocchetta, Eric Corrigan, Caterina Doglioni, Kristian Gregersen, Eva Brottmann Hansen, Vincent Hedberg, Göran Jarlskog, Charles Kalderon, Edgar Kellermann, Balazs Konya, Else Lytken, Katja Mankinen, Ulf Mjörnmark, Ruth Pöttgen, Trine Poulsen, Oxana Smirnova, ATLAS Collaboration

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Abstract

The observation of Higgs boson production in association with a top quark pair (tt¯H), based on the analysis of proton–proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider, is presented. Using data corresponding to integrated luminosities of up to 79.8 fb−1, and considering Higgs boson decays into bb¯, WW⁎, τ+τ−, γγ, and ZZ⁎, the observed significance is 5.8 standard deviations, compared to an expectation of 4.9 standard deviations. Combined with the tt¯H searches using a dataset corresponding to integrated luminosities of 4.5 fb−1 at 7 TeV and 20.3 fb−1 at 8 TeV, the observed (expected) significance is 6.3 (5.1) standard deviations. Assuming Standard Model branching fractions, the total tt¯H production cross section at 13 TeV is measured to be 670 ± 90 (stat.) −100 +110 (syst.) fb, in agreement with the Standard Model prediction. © 2018 The Author(s)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-191
Number of pages19
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume784
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Export Date: 7 September 2018

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  • Subatomic Physics

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