Maximum significance at the LHC and Higgs decays to muons

K. Cranmer, T. Plehn

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Abstract

We present a new way to define and compute the maximum significance achievable for signal and background processes at the LHC, using all available phase space information. As an example, we show that a light Higgs boson produced in weak-boson fusion with a subsequent decay into muons can be extracted from the backgrounds. The method, aimed at phenomenological studies, can be incorporated in parton-level event generators and accommodate parametric descriptions of detector effects for selected observables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-420
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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