Event Title

New Cuts on Higgs to WW Production

Session Number

Project ID: PHYS 03

Advisor(s)

Dr. Peter Dong, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Discipline

Physical Science

Start Date

20-4-2022 9:30 AM

End Date

20-4-2022 9:45 AM

Abstract

We present results of new selection cuts in doubly charged Higgs to WW events. This search is performed using data generated from Monte Carlo simulations using leading lepton transverse momentum, same-sign invariant mass, opposite-sign invariant mass, and missing transverse energy. Monte Carlo simulations about each of these properties were analyzed for each significant background of the doubly charged Higgs: QCD multijet events, Drell-Yan processes, top pair production, and diboson production. The Monte Carlo simulation for each background, along with the Higgs events, used to find the most efficient cuts. The significance of each cut is calculated, and we present cuts optimized to maximize significance.

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Apr 20th, 9:30 AM Apr 20th, 9:45 AM

New Cuts on Higgs to WW Production

We present results of new selection cuts in doubly charged Higgs to WW events. This search is performed using data generated from Monte Carlo simulations using leading lepton transverse momentum, same-sign invariant mass, opposite-sign invariant mass, and missing transverse energy. Monte Carlo simulations about each of these properties were analyzed for each significant background of the doubly charged Higgs: QCD multijet events, Drell-Yan processes, top pair production, and diboson production. The Monte Carlo simulation for each background, along with the Higgs events, used to find the most efficient cuts. The significance of each cut is calculated, and we present cuts optimized to maximize significance.