Maximum significance at the LHC and Higgs decays to muons

K. Cranmer, T. Plehn

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    We present a new way to define and compute the maximum significance achievable for signal and background processes at the LHC, using all available phase space information. As an example, we show that a light Higgs boson produced in weak-boson fusion with a subsequent decay into muons can be extracted from the backgrounds. The method, aimed at phenomenological studies, can be incorporated in parton-level event generators and accommodate parametric descriptions of detector effects for selected observables.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)415-420
    Number of pages6
    JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
    Volume51
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 2007

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    Cranmer, K. ; Plehn, T. / Maximum significance at the LHC and Higgs decays to muons. In: European Physical Journal C. 2007 ; Vol. 51, No. 2. pp. 415-420.
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