Nov 25 – 29, 2019
University of Pavia
Europe/Rome timezone

Prospects for measurements of H/Z production cross section ra-tios using CMS Run II data

Nov 27, 2019, 9:00 AM
Aula Foscolo (University of Pavia)

Aula Foscolo

University of Pavia

Via Strada Nuova 65, Pavia


Louis Moureaux (IIHE-ULB)


We present prospects for the direct measurement of ratios of differential cross sections for the production of Z and Higgs bosons in proton-proton collisions, using data taken by CMS during the LHC Run II. The aim of the measurement is to study soft and hard gluon emission in the initial statefor Higgs and Z production mechanisms. Hence, we focus on variables known to be sensitive to the production mechanisms of heavy bosons: jet multiplicity, transverse momenta of the boson andleading jet, and momentum balance in the transverse plane. We use Monte-Carlo samples to study the feasibility of the measurement and estimate the expected precision.

Primary author

Louis Moureaux (IIHE-ULB)

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