Jul 6 – 13, 2022
Bologna, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Search for the Higgs boson decaying to a pair of muons in pp collisions at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Jul 8, 2022, 7:05 PM
1h 25m
Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi
Poster Higgs Physics Poster Session


Jay Chan (University of Wisconsin-Madison)


The dimuon decay of the Higgs boson is the most promising process for probing the Yukawa couplings to the second generation fermions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). In this poster, we present a search for this important process using the data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb$^{-1}$ collected with the ATLAS detector in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 13 \mathrm{TeV}$ at the LHC. Events are divided into several regions using boosted decision trees to target different production modes of the Higgs boson. The measured signal strength (defined as the ratio of the observed signal yield to the one expected in the Standard Model) is $\mu = 1.2 \pm 0.6$. The observed (expected) significance over the background-only hypothesis for a Higgs boson with a mass of 125.09 GeV is 2.0$\sigma$ (1.7$\sigma$).

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