High Energy Physics Seminars

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
4:00 PM
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ABSTRACT:

The production cross-section of top quark pairs in association with a photon is measured in lepton + jets final state events during proton-proton collisions at LHC 13TeV energy using the full Run II data collected by CMS with the total integrated luminosity of  137 fb-1. The study of top quark pair production in association with a photon provides us with important information on top quark electroweak coupling. It is also sensitive to beyond the Standard Model. The analysis is done in a semi leptonic decay channel with a well isolated high Pt lepton, at least four jets from the hadronization of quarks, and an isolated photon. The photons may be emitted from initial state radiation, top quarks, and decay products of top quarks. The simultaneous maximum likelihood fitting of several control regions and kinematic observables is done extensively and carefully to distinguish the ttγ signal process from various backgrounds. The inclusive cross section of ttγ process is measured for a photon with the transverse momentum Pt ≥ 20 GeV.

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