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    • Search for Standard Model Higgs boson in the decay channel $H \rightarrow ZZ \rightarrow l^{+}l^{−} q\bar{q}$ at CMS

      Arun Kumar for the CMS Collaboration

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      A search for the Standard Model boson decaying to two 𝑍 bosons with a subsequent decay to a final state with two leptons and two quark jets, $H \rightarrow ZZ \rightarrow l^{+}l^{-} q\bar{q}$, is presented. Data corresponding to an ntegrated luminosity of 1.6 fb-1 of LHC proton-proton collisions at the centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV were collected and analysed by the CMS experiment. The selection to discriminate between signal and background events is based on kinematic and topological quantities, which include the angular spin correlations of the decay products. The events are classified according to the probability of the jets to originate from quarks of light or heavy flavour or from gluons. No evidence for a Higgs boson is found and upper limits on the Higgs boson production cross-section are set in the range of masses between 226 and 600 GeV/c2.

    • Inclusive $b + Z, Z \rightarrow \mu^{+} \mu^{-}, e^{+} e^{-}$ production at CMS

      Natalie Heracleous for the CMS Collaboration

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      The production of 𝑍 bosons in association with at least one 𝑏-jet and 𝑍 decaying into muons or electrons is studied. This analysis is done by using proton–proton collisions delivered by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at a centre of mass energy of 7 TeV and with data recorded by the CMS detector in 2010, representing an integrated luminosity of 36 pb-1. A final state of two wellidentified muons or electrons and at least one 𝑏-tagged jet are required in order to perform this study. The event yields and shapes of kinematic variables are compared with Monte Carlo predictions from MADGRAPH. The ratio $\sigma (Z + b)/\sigma (Z + j)$ is found to be $0.054 \pm 0.016 (0.046 \pm 0.014)$ in the data for the $Z \rightarrow ee (Z \rightarrow \mu\mu)$ selection, compared to $0.043 \pm 0.005 (0.047 \pm 0.005)$ estimated from NLO theory predictions.

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