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Search For Resonant Double Higgs Production With Bbzz Decays In The Bbℓℓνν Final State In Pp Collisions At √S = 13 Tev, Rami Kamalieddin Jul 2019

Search For Resonant Double Higgs Production With Bbzz Decays In The Bbℓℓνν Final State In Pp Collisions At √S = 13 Tev, Rami Kamalieddin

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Since the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 by the ATLAS and CMS experiments, most of the quantum mechanical properties that describe the long-awaited Higgs boson have been measured. Due to the outstanding work of the LHC, over a hundred of fb−1 of proton collisions data have been delivered to both experiments. Finally, it became sensible for analyses teams to start working with a very low cross section processes involving the Higgs boson, e.g., a recent success in observing ttH and VHbb processes. One of the main remaining untouched topics is a double Higgs boson production. However ...


A Measurement Of The Cross Section At √S = 8 Tev In Pp Collisions With The Cms Detector, Ekaterina Avdeeva Dec 2017

A Measurement Of The Wγ Cross Section At √S = 8 Tev In Pp Collisions With The Cms Detector, Ekaterina Avdeeva

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research: Department of Physics and Astronomy

A measurement of cross section of the Wγ → lνγ production in proton-proton collisions using 19.6 fb − 1 of LHC data collected by CMS detector at the center- √ of-mass collision energy of s = 8 TeV is reported. The W bosons are identified in their electron and muon decay modes. The process of Wγ production in the Standard Model (SM) involves a pure gauge boson coupling, a WWγ vertex, which allows one to test the electroweak sector of the SM in a unique way not achievable by studies of other processes. In addition to the total cross section, we measure the ...


Ttbar Production Cross Section Measurement In The Muon Plus Jets Channel Using Soft Electron Tagging In Pp Collisions At Sqrt(S) = 8 Tev, Jason Keller Jul 2013

Ttbar Production Cross Section Measurement In The Muon Plus Jets Channel Using Soft Electron Tagging In Pp Collisions At Sqrt(S) = 8 Tev, Jason Keller

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research: Department of Physics and Astronomy

A measurement is made of the top quark pair production cross section through the decay channel ttbar -> mu nu + jets, carried out using the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), located at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The top quark pair events were produced in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. To facilitate the detection of ttbar events, jets produced from bottom quarks, which are decay products of the top quarks, are identified using electrons with low transverse momentum with respect to the beam axis (soft electrons). The dominant background, W + jets production ...


Search For Heavy Long-Lived Charged Particles In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, J. Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow Jan 2012

Search For Heavy Long-Lived Charged Particles In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, J. Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow

Kenneth Bloom Publications

The result of a search for heavy long-lived charged particles produced in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV at the LHC is described. The data sample has been collected using the CMS detector and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb−1. The inner tracking detectors are used to define a sample of events containing tracks with high momentum and high ionization energy loss. A second sample of events, which have high-momentum tracks satisfying muon identification requirements in addition to meeting high-ionization and long time-of-flight requirements, is analyzed independently. In both cases, the results are consistent with the ...


Search For The Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying Into Two Photons In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, Jamila Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow Jan 2012

Search For The Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying Into Two Photons In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, Jamila Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow

Kenneth Bloom Publications

A search for a Higgs boson decaying into two photons is described. The analysis is performed using a dataset recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC from pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, which corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 4.8 fb−1. Limits are set on the cross section of the standard model Higgs boson decaying to two photons. The expected exclusion limit at 95% confidence level is between 1.4 and 2.4 times the standard model cross section in the mass range between 110 and 150 GeV. The analysis of the data ...


Search For Large Extra Dimensions In Dimuon And Dielectron Events In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, Jamila Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow Jan 2012

Search For Large Extra Dimensions In Dimuon And Dielectron Events In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, Jamila Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow

Kenneth Bloom Publications

Results are presented from a search for large, extra spatial dimensions in events with either two isolated muons or two isolated electrons. The data are from proton–proton interactions at √s = 7 TeV collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. The size of the data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of approximately 2 fb−1. The observed dimuon and dielectron mass spectra are found to be consistent with standard-model expectations. Depending on the number of extra dimensions, the 95% confidence level limits from the combined μμ and ee channels range from Ms > 2.4 TeV to M ...


Measurement Of Isolated Photon Production In Pp And Pbpb Collisions At √Snn = 2.76 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, Jamila Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, Jose Lazo-Flores, Helena Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow Jan 2012

Measurement Of Isolated Photon Production In Pp And Pbpb Collisions At √Snn = 2.76 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, Jamila Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, Jose Lazo-Flores, Helena Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow

Kenneth Bloom Publications

Isolated photon production is measured in proton–proton and lead–lead collisions at nucleon–nucleon centre-of-mass energies of 2.76 TeV in the pseudorapidity range |η| < 1.44 and transverse energies ET between 20 and 80 GeV with the CMS detector at the LHC. The measured ET spectra are found to be in good agreement with next-to-leading-order perturbative QCD predictions. The ratio of PbPb to pp isolated photon ET -differential yields, scaled by the number of incoherent nucleon–nucleon collisions, is consistent with unity for all PbPb reaction centralities.


Search For Narrow Resonances In Dilepton Mass Spectra In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, Jamila Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow Jan 2012

Search For Narrow Resonances In Dilepton Mass Spectra In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, Jamila Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow

Kenneth Bloom Publications

A search for narrow, high-mass resonances decaying to electron or muon pairs has been performed using pp collision data collected at √s = 7 TeV by the CMS experiment in 2011. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of approximately 5 fb−1. The event yields observed in the signal regions are consistent with predictions of the standard model backgrounds, and upper limits on the cross section times branching fraction for a resonance decaying to dileptons are extracted from a shape analysis of the dilepton invariant mass distribution. The resulting mass limits at 95% confidence level are 2330 GeV for ...


Search For Heavy Majorana Neutrinos In Μ±Μ± +Jets And E±E± + Jets Events In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, J. Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow Jan 2012

Search For Heavy Majorana Neutrinos In Μ±Μ± +Jets And E±E± + Jets Events In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, J. Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow

Kenneth Bloom Publications

A search is performed for heavy Majorana neutrinos (N) using an event signature defined by two samesign charged leptons of the same flavour and two jets. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.98 fb−1 of pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV collected with the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. No excess of events is observed beyond the expected standard model background and therefore upper limits are set on the square of the mixing parameter, |VℓN|2, for ℓ = e,μ, as a function of heavy Majorana-neutrino mass. These are the ...


Observation Of A New Boson At A Mass Of 125 Gev With The Cms Experiment At The Lhc, Cms Collaboration, Garhan Attebury, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, Brian Bockelman, S. Bose, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, Carl Lundstedt, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow, David R. Swanson Jan 2012

Observation Of A New Boson At A Mass Of 125 Gev With The Cms Experiment At The Lhc, Cms Collaboration, Garhan Attebury, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, Brian Bockelman, S. Bose, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, Carl Lundstedt, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow, David R. Swanson

Kenneth Bloom Publications

Results are presented from searches for the standard model Higgs boson in proton–proton collisions at √s = 7 and 8 TeV in the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the LHC, using data samples corresponding to integrated luminosities of up to 5.1 fb−1 at 7 TeV and 5.3 fb−1 at 8 TeV. The search is performed in five decay modes: γγ, ZZ, W+W, τ+τ, and bb̅. An excess of events is observed above the expected background, with a local significance of 5.0 standard deviations, at a mass near 125 GeV, signalling the production of ...


Jet Momentum Dependence Of Jet Quenching In Pbpb Collisions At √Snn = 2.76 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, J. Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, Jose Lazo-Flores, Helena Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow Jan 2012

Jet Momentum Dependence Of Jet Quenching In Pbpb Collisions At √Snn = 2.76 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, J. Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, Jose Lazo-Flores, Helena Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow

Kenneth Bloom Publications

Dijet production in PbPb collisions at a nucleon–nucleon center-of-mass energy of 2.76 TeV is studied with the CMS detector at the LHC. A data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 150 μb−1 is analyzed. Jets are reconstructed using combined information from tracking and calorimetry, using the anti-kT algorithm with R = 0.3. The dijet momentum balance and angular correlations are studied as a function of collision centrality and leading jet transverse momentum. For the most peripheral PbPb collisions, good agreement of the dijet momentum balance distributions with pp data and reference calculations at the ...


Search For Charge-Asymmetric Production Of W' Bosons In Tt + Jet Events From Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, J. Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow Jan 2012

Search For Charge-Asymmetric Production Of W' Bosons In Tt + Jet Events From Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, J. Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow

Kenneth Bloom Publications

A search is presented for charge-asymmetric production of a W' boson that has been proposed to accommodate the forward–backward asymmetry observed in the production of top–antitop quark pairs at the Tevatron. The new heavy W' boson would be produced in association with a top quark and would decay into top and down quarks. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb−1 in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, recorded by the CMS detector at the LHC. No significant excess above the standard model expectations is observed, and, from a combination of ...


Search For Neutral Higgs Bosons Decaying To Tau Pairs In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, J. Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow Jan 2012

Search For Neutral Higgs Bosons Decaying To Tau Pairs In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, J. Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow

Kenneth Bloom Publications

A search for neutral Higgs bosons decaying to tau pairs at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is performed using a dataset corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb−1 recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The search is sensitive to both the standard model Higgs boson and to the neutral Higgs bosons predicted by the minimal super symmetric extension of the standard model (MSSM). No excess of events is observed in the tau-pair invariant-mass spectrum. For a standard model Higgs boson in the mass range of 110–145 GeV upper limits at 95% confidence level ...


Inclusive And Differential Measurements Of The Tt̅ Charge Asymmetry In Proton–Proton Collisions At √S= 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, J. Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow Jan 2012

Inclusive And Differential Measurements Of The Tt̅ Charge Asymmetry In Proton–Proton Collisions At √S= 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, J. Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow

Kenneth Bloom Publications

The tt̅ charge asymmetry is measured in events containing a charged lepton (electron or muon) and at least four jets, one of which is identified as originating from b-quark hadronization. The analyzed data set corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb−1 collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. An inclusive and three differential measurements of the tt̅ charge asymmetry as a function of rapidity, transverse momentum, and invariant mass of the tt̅ system are presented. The measured inclusive tt̅ charge asymmetry is AC = 0.004 ± 0.010 (stat.) ± 0.011 (syst.). This result and the ...


Search For Heavy, Top-Like Quark Pair Production In The Dilepton Final State In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, J. Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow Jan 2012

Search For Heavy, Top-Like Quark Pair Production In The Dilepton Final State In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, J. Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow

Kenneth Bloom Publications

The results of a search for pair production of a heavy, top-like quark, t', in the decay mode t't̅' → bW+ b̅W → b +νb̅ν̅ are presented. The search is performed with a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb−1 in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The observed number of events agrees with the expectation from standard model processes, and no evidence of t't̅' production is found. Upper limits on the production cross section as a function of t ...


Search For High-Mass Resonances Decaying Into Τ -Lepton Pairs In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, Jamila Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow Jan 2012

Search For High-Mass Resonances Decaying Into Τ -Lepton Pairs In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, Jamila Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow

Kenneth Bloom Publications

A search for high-mass resonances decaying into τ+τ is performed using a data sample of pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV. The data were collected with the CMS detector at the LHC and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.9 fb−1. The number of observed events is in agreement with the standard model prediction. An upper limit on the product of the resonance cross section and branching fraction into τ -lepton pairs is calculated as a function of the resonance mass. Using the sequential standard model resonance Z'SSM and the superstring-inspired E6 model with resonance ...


Study Of W Boson Production In Pbpb And Pp Collisions At √Snn = 2.76 Tev, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. S. Bose, Jamila Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow Jan 2012

Study Of W Boson Production In Pbpb And Pp Collisions At √Snn = 2.76 Tev, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. S. Bose, Jamila Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow

Kenneth Bloom Publications

A measurement is presented of W-boson production in PbPb collisions carried out at a nucleon–nucleon (NN) centre-of-mass energy √sNN of 2.76 TeV at the LHC using the CMS detector. In data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 7.3 μb−1, the number of W → μνμ decays is extracted in the region of muon pseudorapidity |ημ| < 2.1 and transverse momentum pμT > 25 GeV/c. Yields of muons found per unit of pseudorapidity correspond to (159 ± 10(stat.) ± 12(syst.)) × 10−8 W+ and (154 ± 10(stat.) ± 12(syst.)) × 10−8 W bosons per minimum-bias PbPb collision. The dependence ...


Search For The Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying To Bottom Quarks In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, Jamila Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow Jan 2012

Search For The Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying To Bottom Quarks In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, Jamila Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow

Kenneth Bloom Publications

A search for the standard model Higgs boson (H) decaying to bb̅ when produced in association with weak vector bosons (V) is reported for the following modes: W(μν)H, W(eν)H, Z(μμ)H, Z(ee)H and Z(νν)H. The search is performed in a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.7 fb−1, recorded by the CMS detector in proton–proton collisions at the LHC with a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. No significant excess of events above the expectation from background is observed. Upper limits on the V H production cross ...


Search For Physics Beyond The Standard Model In Events With A Z Boson, Jets, And Missing Transverse Energy In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, Jamila Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow Jan 2012

Search For Physics Beyond The Standard Model In Events With A Z Boson, Jets, And Missing Transverse Energy In Pp Collisions At √S = 7 Tev, Cms Collaboration, Ekaterina Avdeeva, Kenneth A. Bloom, S. Bose, Jamila Butt, Daniel R. Claes, Aaron Dominguez, Michael Eads, P. Jindal, J. Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, J. Lazo-Flores, H. Malbouisson, Sudhir Malik, Gregory Snow

Kenneth Bloom Publications

A search is presented for physics beyond the standard model (BSM) in events with a Z boson, jets, and missing transverse energy (EmissT ). This signature is motivated by BSM physics scenarios, including supersymmetry. The study is performed using a sample of proton–proton collision data collected at √s = 7 TeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.98 fb−1. The contributions from the dominant standard model backgrounds are estimated from data using two complementary strategies, the jet-Z balance technique and a method based on modeling EmissT with data ...