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Heavy Neutral Particle Decays to Tau Pairs

Detected with CMS in Proton Collisions at \sqrt{s} = 7TeV


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Michail Bachtis
    Pages 1-15
  3. Michail Bachtis
    Pages 17-22
  4. Michail Bachtis
    Pages 23-45
  5. Michail Bachtis
    Pages 47-54
  6. Michail Bachtis
    Pages 55-75
  7. Michail Bachtis
    Pages 77-89
  8. Michail Bachtis
    Pages 91-112
  9. Michail Bachtis
    Pages 121-139
  10. Michail Bachtis
    Pages 141-142
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 143-152

About this book


The work presented in this thesis spans a wide range of experimental particle physics subjects, starting from level-1 trigger electronics to the final results of the search for Higgs boson decay and to tau lepton pairs. The thesis describes an innovative reconstruction algorithm for tau decays and details how it was instrumental in providing a measurement of Z decay to tau lepton pairs. The reliability of the analysis is fully established by this measurement before the Higgs boson decay to tau lepton pairs is considered. The work described here continues to serve as a model for analysing CMS Higgs to tau leptons measurements.   


Higgs Boson Measurement at CMS MSSM Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Sodel Prize Winning thesis CMS Tau Decays Tau Identification Z Decay to Tau Lepton Z Tautau Cross Section

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Wisconsin–MadisonMadisonUSA

About the authors

Michail Bachtis completed his undergraduate studies at the School of Applied Mathematics and Physics of the National Technical University of Athens, participating in the ATLAS experiment at CERN. He was then admitted for a PhD at the University of Wisconsin – Madison working on CMS. Upon graduation he was accepted as a COFUND fellow at CERN, continuing to work on the CMS experiment.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Heavy Neutral Particle Decays to Tau Pairs
  • Book Subtitle Detected with CMS in Proton Collisions at \sqrt{s} = 7TeV
  • Authors Michail Bachtis
  • Series Title Springer Theses
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Theses
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-03256-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-38078-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-03257-3
  • Series ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5061
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 152
  • Number of Illustrations 61 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
    Measurement Science and Instrumentation
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