Other Backgrounds

  • David Hall
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In addition to the WW background, several other processes contribute significant background. As they are often difficult to model accurately in the \(H \rightarrow WW\)phase space, they are estimated by sophisticated data-driven methods. Even so, there is usually some underlying dependence upon MC, which is summarised in Table 7.1.


Control Region Signal Region Background Estimation Dijet Event Fake Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Denys Wilkinson BuildingUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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