Search for Higgs Boson Pair Production in the bb̅ τ+ τ- Decay Channel

with the CMS detector at the LHC

  • Luca Cadamuro

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Luca Cadamuro
    Pages 1-6
  3. Luca Cadamuro
    Pages 51-83
  4. Luca Cadamuro
    Pages 85-127
  5. Luca Cadamuro
    Pages 129-180
  6. Luca Cadamuro
    Pages 181-205
  7. Luca Cadamuro
    Pages 207-241
  8. Luca Cadamuro
    Pages 243-257
  9. Luca Cadamuro
    Pages 259-260
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 261-273

About this book


This thesis presents innovative contributions to the CMS experiment in the new trigger system for the restart of the LHC collisions in Run II, as well as original analysis methods and important results that led to official publications of the Collaboration.

The author's novel reconstruction algorithms, deployed on the Field-Programmable Gate Arrays of the new CMS trigger architecture, have brought a gain of over a factor 2 in efficiency for the identification of tau leptons, with a very significant impact on important H boson measurements, such as its decays to tau lepton pairs and the search for H boson pair production.

He also describes a novel analysis of HH → bb tautau, a high priority physics topic in a difficult channel. The original strategy, optimisation of event categories, and the control of the background  have made the result one of the most sensitive concerning the self-coupling of the Higgs boson among all possible channels at the LHC.


Electroweak Symmetry Breaking Higgs Boson Pair Production Trilinear Coupling Self Coupling Trigger Tau Lepton Decay to Hadrons Dynamic Energy Clustering Technique

Authors and affiliations

  • Luca Cadamuro
    • 1
  1. 1.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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