Imperial College London

ProfessorGeoffreyHall

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Physics
 
 
 
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Ms Paula Brown +44 (0)20 7594 7823

 
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511ABlackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Correa Martins Junior M, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei R, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Marinov A, Misheva M, Rodozet al., 2018, Search for pair-produced resonances decaying to quark pairs in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV, Physical Review D, Vol: 98, ISSN: 2470-0010

A general search for the pair production of resonances, each decaying to two quarks, is reported. The search is conducted separately for heavier resonances (masses above 400 GeV), where each of the four final-state quarks generates a hadronic jet resulting in a four-jet signature, and for lighter resonances (masses between 80 and 400 GeV), where the pair of quarks from each resonance is collimated and reconstructed as a single jet resulting in a two-jet signature. In addition, a b-tagged selection is applied to target resonances with a bottom quark in the final state. The analysis uses data collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9  fb−1, from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The mass spectra are analyzed for the presence of new resonances, and are found to be consistent with standard model expectations. The results are interpreted in the framework of R-parity-violating supersymmetry assuming the pair production of scalar top quarks decaying via the hadronic coupling λ′′312 or λ′′323 and upper limits on the cross section as a function of the top squark mass are set. These results probe a wider range of masses than previously explored at the LHC, and extend the top squark mass limits in the ˜t→qq′ scenario.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Ero J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruhwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kratschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schofbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Correa Martins Junior M, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Marinov A, Misheva M, Rodozovet al., 2018, Event shape variables measured using multijet final states in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV, Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2018, ISSN: 1029-8479

The study of global event shape variables can provide sensitive tests of predictions for multijet production in proton-proton collisions. This paper presents a study of several event shape variables calculated using jet four momenta in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV and uses data recorded with the CMS detector at the LHC corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.2 fb−1. After correcting for detector effects, the resulting distributions are compared with several theoretical predictions. The agreement generally improves as the energy, represented by the average transverse momentum of the two leading jets, increases.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Erö J, Escalante Del Valle A, Flechl M, Frühwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Krätschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schöfbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Suarez Gonzalez J, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Vidal Marono M, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Correa Martins Junior M, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Tomei TRFP, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Marinov A, Misheva M, Roet al., 2018, Evidence for the associated production of a single top quark and a photon in proton-proton collisions at sqrt[s]=13  TeV, Physical Review Letters, Vol: 121, ISSN: 0031-9007

The first evidence of events consistent with the production of a single top quark in association with a photon is reported. The analysis is based on proton-proton collisions at sqrt[s]=13  TeV and recorded by the CMS experiment in 2016, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9  fb^{-1}. Events are selected by requiring the presence of a muon (μ), a photon (γ), an imbalance in transverse momentum from an undetected neutrino (ν), and at least two jets (j) of which exactly one is identified as associated with the hadronization of a b quark. A multivariate discriminant based on topological and kinematic event properties is employed to separate signal from background processes. An excess above the background-only hypothesis is observed, with a significance of 4.4 standard deviations. A fiducial cross section is measured for isolated photons with transverse momentum greater than 25 GeV in the central region of the detector. The measured product of the cross section and branching fraction is σ(pp→tγj)B(t→μνb)=115±17(stat)±30(syst)  fb, which is consistent with the standard model prediction.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Brondolin E, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van de Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Vidal Marono M, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula S, Romero Abad D, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iayet al., 2018, Search for heavy resonances decaying into a vector boson and a Higgs boson in final states with charged leptons, neutrinos and b quarks at root s=13 TeV, Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2018, ISSN: 1029-8479

A search for heavy resonances, decaying into the standard model vector bosons and the standard model Higgs boson, is presented. The final states considered contain a b quark-antiquark pair from the decay of the Higgs boson, along with electrons and muons and missing transverse momentum, due to undetected neutrinos, from the decay of the vector bosons. The mass spectra are used to search for a localized excess consistent with a resonant particle. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1 collected in 2016 by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The data are found to be consistent with background expectations. Exclusion limits are set in the context of spin-0 two Higgs doublet models, some of which include the presence of dark matter. In the spin-1 heavy vector triplet framework, mass-degenerate W′ and Z′ resonances with dominant couplings to the standard model gauge bosons are excluded below a mass of 2.9 TeV at 95% confidence level.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Ero J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruhwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kratschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schofbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Correa Martins Junior M, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Marinov A, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova Met al., 2018, Search for resonances in the mass spectrum of muon pairs produced in association with b quark jets in proton-proton collisions at root 8 and 13 TeV, Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2018, ISSN: 1029-8479

A search for resonances in the mass range 12–70 GeV produced in association with a b quark jet and a second jet, and decaying to a muon pair, is reported. The analysis is based on data from proton-proton collisions at center-of-mass energies of 8 and 13 TeV, collected with the CMS detector at the LHC and corresponding to integrated luminosities of 19.7 and 35.9 fb−1, respectively. The search is carried out in two mutually exclusive event categories. Events in the first category are required to have a b quark jet in the central region (|η| ≤ 2.4) and at least one jet in the forward region (|η| > 2.4). Events in the second category are required to have two jets in the central region, at least one of which is identified as a b quark jet, no jets in the forward region, and low missing transverse momentum. An excess of events above the background near a dimuon mass of 28 GeV is observed in the 8 TeV data, corresponding to local significances of 4.2 and 2.9 standard deviations for the first and second event categories, respectively. A similar analysis conducted with the 13 TeV data results in a mild excess over the background in the first event category corresponding to a local significance of 2.0 standard deviations, while the second category results in a 1.4 standard deviation deficit. The fiducial cross section measurements and 95% confidence level upper limits on those for a resonance consistent with the 8 TeV excess are provided at both collision energies.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Brondolin E, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van De Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Das Chagas EBB, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, De Araujo FTDS, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Tomei TRFP, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Romero Abad D, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Marinov A, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopet al., 2018, Search for the decay of a Higgs boson in the ll gamma channel in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV, Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2018, ISSN: 1029-8479

A search for a Higgs boson decaying into a pair of electrons or muons and a photon is described. Higgs boson decays to a Z boson and a photon (H → Zγ → ℓℓγ, ℓ = e or μ), or to two photons, one of which has an internal conversion into a muon pair (H → γ*γ → μμγ) were considered. The analysis is performed using a data set recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. No significant excess above the background prediction has been found. Limits are set on the cross section for a standard model Higgs boson decaying to opposite-sign electron or muon pairs and a photon. The observed limits on cross section times the corresponding branching fractions vary between 1.4 and 4.0 (6.1 and 11.4) times the standard model cross section for H → γ*γ → μμγ (H → Zγ → ℓℓγ) in the 120–130 GeV mass range of the ℓℓγ system. The H → γ*γ → μμγ and H → Zγ →ℓℓγ analyses are combined for mH =125GeV, obtaining an observed (expected) 95% confidence level upper limit of 3.9 (2.0) times the standard model cross section.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Brondolin E, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van De Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomeia TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula S, Romero Abad D, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjieet al., 2018, Search for supersymmetry in events with a tau lepton pair and missing transverse momentum in proton-proton collisions at root s=13TeV, Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2018, ISSN: 1029-8479

A search for the electroweak production of supersymmetric particles in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV is presented in final states with a τ lepton pair. Both hadronic and leptonic decay modes are considered for the τ leptons. Scenarios involving the direct pair production of τ sleptons, or their indirect production via the decays of charginos and neutralinos, are investigated. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1 collected with the CMS detector in 2016. The observed number of events is consistent with the standard model background expectation. The results are interpreted as upper limits on the cross section for τ slepton pair production in different scenarios. The strongest limits are observed in the scenario of a purely left-handed low mass τ slepton decaying to a nearly massless neutralino. Exclusion limits are also set in the context of simplified models of chargino-neutralino and chargino pair production with decays to τ leptons, and range up to 710 and 630 GeV, respectively.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Brondolin E, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Friedl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van de Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Wang Q, Seva T, Starling E, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alda Junior WL, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Medina Jaime M, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Romero Abad D, Ruiz Vargas JC, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Marinov A Met al., 2018, Measurement of differential cross sections for Z boson production in association with jets in proton- proton collisions at v s=13TeV, The European Physical Journal C, Vol: 78, ISSN: 1434-6044

The production of a Z boson, decaying to two charged leptons, in association with jets in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13TeV is measured. Data recorded with the CMS detector at the LHC are used that correspond to an integrated luminosity of 2.19fb-1. The cross section is measured as a function of the jet multiplicity and its dependence on the transverse momentum of the Z boson, the jet kinematic variables (transverse momentum and rapidity), the scalar sum of the jet momenta, which quantifies the hadronic activity, and the balance in transverse momentum between the reconstructed jet recoil and the Z boson. The measurements are compared with predictions from four different calculations. The first two merge matrix elements with different parton multiplicities in the final state and parton showering, one of which includes one-loop corrections. The third is a fixed-order calculation with next-to-next-to-leading order accuracy for the process with a Z boson and one parton in the final state. The fourth combines the fully differential next-to-next-to-leading order calculation of the process with no parton in the final state with next-to-next-to-leading logarithm resummation and parton showering.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Correa Martins Junior M, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Marinov A, Misheva M, Rodoet al., 2018, Measurements of the differential jet cross section as a function of the jet mass in dijet events from proton -proton collisions at=13 TeV, Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2018, ISSN: 1029-8479

Measurements of the differential jet cross section are presented as a function of the jet mass in dijet events, in bins of jet transverse momentum, with and without a jet grooming algorithm. The data have been recorded by the CMS Collaboration in proton-proton collisions at the LHC at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 2.3 fb−1. The absolute cross sections show slightly different jet transverse momentum spectra in data and Monte Carlo event generators for the settings used. Removing this transverse momentum dependence, the normalized cross section for ungroomed jets is consistent with the prediction from Monte Carlo event generators for masses below 30% of the transverse momentum. The normalized cross section for groomed jets is measured with higher precision than the ungroomed cross section. Semi-analytical calculations of the jet mass beyond leading logarithmic accuracy are compared to data, as well as predictions at leading order and next-to-leading order, which include parton showering and hadronization. Overall, in the normalized cross section, the theoretical predictions agree with the measured cross sections within the uncertainties for masses from 10 to 30% of the jet transverse momentum.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Brondolin E, Dragicevic M, Ero J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van De Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula S, Romero Abad D, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjievet al., 2018, Search for a charged Higgs boson decaying to charm and bottom quarks in proton-proton collisions at root s=8TeV, Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2018, ISSN: 1029-8479

A search for charged Higgs boson decaying to a charm and a bottom quark (H+→cb⎯⎯⎯) is performed using 19.7 fb−1 of pp collision data at √=8 TeV. The production mechanism investigated in this search is tt⎯⎯ pair production in which one top quark decays to a charged Higgs boson and a bottom quark and the other decays to a charged lepton, a neutrino, and a bottom quark. Charged Higgs boson decays to cb⎯⎯⎯ are searched for, resulting in a final state containing at least four jets, a charged lepton (muon or electron), and missing transverse momentum. A kinematic fit is performed to identify the pair of jets least likely to be the bottom quarks originating from direct top quark decays and the invariant mass of this pair is used as the final observable in the search. No evidence for the presence of a charged Higgs boson is observed and upper limits at 95% confidence level of 0.8–0.5% are set on the branching fraction ℬ(t → H+b), assuming ℬ(H+ → cb⎯⎯⎯) = 1.0 and ℬ(t → H+b) + ℬ(t → Wb) = 1.0, for the charged Higgs boson mass range 90–150 GeV.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Correa Martins Junior M, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Marinov A, Misheva M, Rodoet al., 2018, Search for long-lived particles with displaced vertices in multijet events in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV, PHYSICAL REVIEW D, Vol: 98, ISSN: 2470-0010

Results are reported from a search for long-lived particles in proton-proton collisions at √s=13  TeV delivered by the CERN LHC and collected by the CMS experiment. The data sample, which was recorded during 2015 and 2016, corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 38.5  fb−1. This search uses benchmark signal models in which long-lived particles are pair-produced and each decays into two or more quarks, leading to a signal with multiple jets and two displaced vertices composed of many tracks. No events with two well-separated high-track-multiplicity vertices are observed. Upper limits are placed on models of R-parity violating supersymmetry in which the long-lived particles are neutralinos or gluinos decaying solely into multijet final states or top squarks decaying solely into dijet final states. For neutralino, gluino, or top squark masses between 800 and 2600 GeV and mean proper decay lengths between 1 and 40 mm, the analysis excludes cross sections above 0.3 fb at 95% confidence level. Gluino and top squark masses are excluded below 2200 and 1400 GeV, respectively, for mean proper decay lengths between 0.6 and 80 mm. A method is provided for extending the results to other models with pair-produced long-lived particles.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Escalante Del Valle A, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Suarez Gonzalez J, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van De Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Vidal Marono M, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correa Martins Junior M, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula S, Romero Abad D, Aleket al., 2018, Search for black holes and sphalerons in high-multiplicity final states in proton-proton collisions a root s=13 TeVt, JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, Vol: 2018, ISSN: 1029-8479

A search in energetic, high-multiplicity final states for evidence of physics beyond the standard model, such as black holes, string balls, and electroweak sphalerons, is presented. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1 collected with the CMS experiment at the LHC in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV in 2016. Standard model backgrounds, dominated by multijet production, are determined from control regions in data without any reliance on simulation. No evidence for excesses above the predicted background is observed. Model-independent 95% confidence level upper limits on the cross section of beyond the standard model signals in these final states are set and further interpreted in terms of limits on semiclassical black hole, string ball, and sphaleron production. In the context of models with large extra dimensions, semiclassical black holes with minimum masses as high as 10.1 TeV and string balls with masses as high as 9.5 TeV are excluded by this search. Results of the first dedicated search for electroweak sphalerons are presented. An upper limit of 0.021 is set at 95% confidence level on the fraction of all quark-quark interactions above the nominal threshold energy of 9 TeV resulting in the sphaleron transition.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Correa Martins Junior M, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Marinov A, Misheva M, Rodoet al., 2018, Search for physics beyond the standard model in high-mass diphoton events from proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV, PHYSICAL REVIEW D, Vol: 98, ISSN: 2470-0010

A search for physics beyond the standard model is performed using a sample of high-mass diphoton events produced in proton-proton collisions at √s=13  TeV. The data sample was collected in 2016 with the CMS detector at the LHC and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9  fb−1. The search is performed for both resonant and nonresonant new physics signatures. At 95% confidence level, lower limits on the mass of the first Kaluza-Klein excitation of the graviton in the Randall-Sundrum warped extra-dimensional model are determined to be in the range of 2.3 to 4.6 TeV, for values of the associated coupling parameter between 0.01 and 0.2. Lower limits on the production of scalar resonances and model-independent cross section upper limits are also provided. For the large extra-dimensional model of Arkani-Hamed, Dimopoulos, and Dvali, lower limits are set on the string mass scale MS ranging from 5.6 to 9.7 TeV, depending on the model parameters. The first exclusion limits are set in the two-dimensional parameter space of a continuum clockwork model.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Erö J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Frühwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Krätschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schöfbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz CE, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Zeid SA, Blekman F, DHondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Velde CV, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David Pet al., 2018, Studies of Bs2∗ <sup>(5840)0</sup> and B <inf>s 1</inf> (5830) <sup>0</sup> mesons including the observation of the Bs2∗ <sup>(5840)0</sup> → <sup>B0</sup> KS0 decay in proton-proton collisions at √s=8TeV, European Physical Journal C, Vol: 78, ISSN: 1434-6044

© 2018, CERN for the benefit of the CMS collaboration. Measurements of Bs2∗(5840)0 and B s 1 (5830) 0 mesons are performed using a data sample of proton-proton collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of [InlineEquation not available: see fulltext.], collected with the CMS detector at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of 8TeV. The analysis studies P-wave Bs0 meson decays into B (∗) + K - and B(∗)0KS0, where the B + and B 0 mesons are identified using the decays B + → J / ψK + and B 0 → J / ψK ∗ (892) 0 . The masses of the P-wave Bs0 meson states are measured and the natural width of the Bs2∗(5840)0 state is determined. The first measurement of the mass difference between the charged and neutral B ∗ mesons is also presented. The Bs2∗(5840)0 decay to B0KS0 is observed, together with a measurement of its branching fraction relative to the Bs2∗(5840)0→B+K- decay.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Brondolin E, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Suarez Gonzalez J, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van De Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Vidal Marono M, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Romero Abad D, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiskaet al., 2018, Measurement of jet substructure observables in t(t)over-bar events from proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV, Physical Review D, Vol: 98, ISSN: 2470-0010

A measurement of jet substructure observables is presented using t¯t events in the lepton+jets channel from proton-proton collisions at √s=13  TeV recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9  fb−1. Multiple jet substructure observables are measured for jets identified as bottom, light-quark, and gluon jets, as well as for inclusive jets (no flavor information). The results are unfolded to the particle level and compared to next-to-leading-order predictions from powheg interfaced with the parton shower generators pythia 8 and herwig 7, as well as from sherpa 2 and Dire 2. A value of the strong coupling at the Z boson mass, αS(mZ)=0.115+0.015−0.013, is extracted from the substructure data at leading-order plus leading-log accuracy.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van de Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Seva T, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Yonamine R, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, Caudron A, David P, De Visscher S, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Quertenmont L, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alda Junior WL, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Medina Jaime M, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Romero Abad D, Ruizet al., 2018, Measurement of the top quark mass with lepton plus jets final states using pp collisions at root s=13 TeV, European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, Vol: 78, ISSN: 1434-6044

The mass of the top quark is measured using a sample of tt⎯⎯ events collected by the CMS detector using proton-proton collisions at √=13 TeV at the CERN LHC. Events are selected with one isolated muon or electron and at least four jets from data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9fb−1. For each event the mass is reconstructed from a kinematic fit of the decay products to a tt⎯⎯ hypothesis. Using the ideogram method, the top quark mass is determined simultaneously with an overall jet energy scale factor (JSF), constrained by the mass of the W boson in qq⎯⎯⎯′ decays. The measurement is calibrated on samples simulated at next-to-leading order matched to a leading-order parton shower. The top quark mass is found to be 172.25±0.08(stat+JSF)±0.62(syst)GeV. The dependence of this result on the kinematic properties of the event is studied and compared to predictions of different models of tt⎯⎯ production, and no indications of a bias in the measurements are observed.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Brondolin E, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Friedl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Grossmann J, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Koenig A, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Pree E, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van de Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Seva T, Starling E, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Yonamine R, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, Caudron A, David P, De Visscher S, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Quertenmont L, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alda Junior WL, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Medina Jaime M, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Romeroet al., 2018, Measurements of Higgs boson properties in the diphoton decay channel in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV, Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2018, ISSN: 1029-8479

Measurements of Higgs boson properties in the H → γγ decay channel are reported. The analysis is based on data collected by the CMS experiment in proton-proton collisions at √=13 TeV during the 2016 LHC running period, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. Allowing the Higgs mass to float, the measurement yields a signal strength relative to the standard model prediction of 1.18 − 0.14 + 0.17  = 1.18 − 0.11 + 0.12 (stat) − 0.07 + 0.09 (syst) − 0.06 + 0.07 (theo), which is largely insensitive to the exact Higgs mass around 125 GeV. Signal strengths associated with the different Higgs boson production mechanisms, couplings to bosons and fermions, and effective couplings to photons and gluons are also measured.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Ero J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruhwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kratschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schofbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, De Klundert MV, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Velde CV, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Martins Junior MC, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Batista Das Chagas EB, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Da Silva De Araujo FT, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Romero Abad D, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Marinov A, Misheet al., 2018, Searches for pair production of charginos and top squarks in final states with two oppositely charged leptons in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV, Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2018, ISSN: 1029-8479

A search for pair production of supersymmetric particles in events with two oppositely charged leptons (electrons or muons) and missing transverse momentum is reported. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1 of proton-proton collisions at √=13 TeV collected with the CMS detector during the 2016 data taking period at the LHC. No significant deviation is observed from the predicted standard model background. The results are interpreted in terms of several simplified models for chargino and top squark pair production, assuming R-parity conservation and with the neutralino as the lightest supersymmetric particle. When the chargino is assumed to undergo a cascade decay through sleptons, with a slepton mass equal to the average of the chargino and neutralino masses, exclusion limits at 95% confidence level are set on the masses of the chargino and neutralino up to 800 and 320 GeV, respectively. For top squark pair production, the search focuses on models with a small mass difference between the top squark and the lightest neutralino. When the top squark decays into an off-shell top quark and a neutralino, the limits extend up to 420 and 360 GeV for the top squark and neutralino masses, respectively.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Brondolin E, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Grossmann J, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Koenig A, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Steininger H, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, Beaumont W, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van De Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, Bols ES, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Allard Y, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Moureaux L, Postiau N, Song Z, Starling E, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Yang Y, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, Caudron A, David P, De Visscher S, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Michotte D, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Quertenmont L, Saggio A, Szilasi N, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Beliy N, Caebergs T, Daubie E, Hammad GH, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva Deet al., 2018, Precision measurement of the structure of the CMS inner tracking system using nuclear interactions, JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, Vol: 13, ISSN: 1748-0221

The structure of the CMS inner tracking system has been studied using nuclear interactions of hadrons striking its material. Data from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV recorded in 2015 at the LHC are used to reconstruct millions of secondary vertices from these nuclear interactions. Precise positions of the beam pipe and the inner tracking system elements, such as the pixel detector support tube, and barrel pixel detector inner shield and support rails, are determined using these vertices. These measurements are important for detector simulations, detector upgrades, and to identify any changes in the positions of inactive elements.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van De Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correa Martins Junior M, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Romero Abad D, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiisket al., 2018, Measurement of the groomed jet mass in PbPb and pp collisions at root s(NN)=5:02 TeV, JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, Vol: 2018, ISSN: 1029-8479

A measurement of the groomed jet mass in PbPb and pp collisions at a nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass energy of 5.02 TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC is presented. Jet grooming is a recursive procedure which sequentially removes soft constituents of a jet until a pair of hard subjets is found. The resulting groomed jets can be used to study modifications to the parton shower evolution in the presence of the hot and dense medium created in heavy ion collisions. Predictions of groomed jet properties from the pythia and herwig++ event generators agree with the measurements in pp collisions. When comparing the results from the most central PbPb collisions to pp data, a hint of an increase of jets with large jet mass is observed, which could originate from additional medium-induced radiation at a large angle from the jet axis. However, no modification of the groomed mass of the core of the jet is observed for all PbPb centrality classes. The PbPb results are also compared to predictions from the jewel and q-pythia event generators, which predict a large modification of the groomed mass not observed in the data.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Ero J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruhwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kratschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schofbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Martins Junior MC, Silva GC, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Teles PR, Batista Das Chagas EB, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Da Silva De Araujo FT, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Marinov A, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Dimitrov A, Litov Let al., 2018, Charged-particle nuclear modification factors in XeXe collisions at root S-NN=5.44 TeV, JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, Vol: 2018, ISSN: 1029-8479

The differential yields of charged particles having pseudorapidity within |η| < 1 are measured using xenon-xenon (XeXe) collisions at sNN−−−√=5.44 TeV. The data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.42 μb−1, were collected in 2017 by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The yields are reported as functions of collision centrality and transverse momentum, pT, from 0.5 to 100 GeV. A previously reported pT spectrum from proton-proton collisions at s√=5.02 TeV is used for comparison after correcting for the difference in center-of-mass energy. The nuclear modification factors using this reference, R AA * , are constructed and compared to previous measurements and theoretical predictions. In head-on collisions, the R AA * has a value of 0.17 in the pT range of 6–8 GeV, but increases to approximately 0.7 at 100 GeV. Above ≈6 GeV, the XeXe data show a notably smaller suppression than previous results for lead-lead (PbPb) collisions at sNN−−−√=5.02 TeV when compared at the same centrality (i.e., the same fraction of total cross section). However, the XeXe suppression is slightly greater than that for PbPb in events having a similar number of participating nucleons.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Brondolin E, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Friedl M, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van de Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Seva T, Starling E, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alda Junior WL, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Medina Jaime M, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Romero Abad D, Ruiz Vargas JC, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Marinov A, Misheva M, Rodozov M Set al., 2018, Measurement of the production cross section for single top quarks at root s=13 TeV, JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, Vol: 2018, ISSN: 1029-8479

A measurement is presented of the associated production of a single top quark and a W boson in proton-proton collisions at s√=13 TeV by the CMS Collaboration at the CERN LHC. The data collected corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. The measurement is performed using events with one electron and one muon in the final state along with at least one jet originated from a bottom quark. A multivariate discriminant, exploiting the kinematic properties of the events, is used to separate the signal from the dominant tt¯ background. The measured cross section of 63.1 ± 1.8(stat) ± 6.4(syst) ± 2.1 (lumi) pb is in agreement with the standard model expectation.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Brondolin E, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Flechl M, Friedl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Grossmann J, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Koenig A, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Pree E, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Maerschalk T, Marinov A, Seva T, Starling E, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Yonamine R, Zenoni F, Zhang F, Cimmino A, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Salva S, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, Caudron A, David P, De Visscher S, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Komm M, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Quertenmont L, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alda Junior WL, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correa Martins Junior M, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, Fonseca De Souza S, Huertas Guativa LM, Malbouisson H, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Romero Abad D, Ruiz Vargas JC, Aleksandroet al., 2018, Study of jet quenching with isolated-photon plus jet correlations in PbPb and pp collisions at root s(NN)=5.02 TeV, PHYSICS LETTERS B, Vol: 785, Pages: 14-39, ISSN: 0370-2693

Measurements of azimuthal angle and transverse momentum ( ) correlations of isolated photons and associated jets are reported for and PbPb collisions at . The data were recorded with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC. For events containing a leading isolated photon with and an associated jet with , the photon+jet azimuthal correlation and imbalance in PbPb collisions are studied as functions of collision centrality and . The results are compared to reference data collected at the same collision energy and to predictions from several theoretical models for parton energy loss. No evidence of broadening of the photon+jet azimuthal correlations is observed, while the ratio decreases significantly for PbPb data relative to the reference. All models considered agree within uncertainties with the data. The number of associated jets per photon with is observed to be shifted towards lower values in central PbPb collisions compared to collisions.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Brondolin E, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van De Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Romero Abad D, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjieet al., 2018, Search for an exotic decay of the Higgs boson to a pair of light pseudoscalars in the final state with two bquarks and two tau leptons in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV The CMS Collaboration, PHYSICS LETTERS B, Vol: 785, Pages: 462-488, ISSN: 0370-2693

A search for an exotic decay of the Higgs boson to a pair of light pseudoscalar bosons is performed for the first time in the final state with two b quarks and two τ leptons. The search is motivated in the context of models of physics beyond the standard model (SM), such as two Higgs doublet models extended with a complex scalar singlet (2HDM + S), which include the next-to-minimal supersymmetric SM (NMSSM). The results are based on a data set of proton–proton collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of , accumulated by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2016 at a center-of-mass energy of . Masses of the pseudoscalar boson between 15 and are probed, and no excess of events above the SM expectation is observed. Upper limits between 3 and 12% are set on the branching fraction assuming the SM production of the Higgs boson. Upper limits are also set on the branching fraction of the Higgs boson to two light pseudoscalar bosons in different 2HDM + S scenarios. Assuming the SM production cross section for the Higgs boson, the upper limit on this quantity is as low as 20% for a mass of the pseudoscalar of in the NMSSM.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Brondolin E, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Flechl M, Friedl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Grossmann J, Hoermann N, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Koenig A, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Pree E, Rabady D, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Strauss J, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Van De Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Van Spilbeeck A, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lowette S, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Olbrechts A, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Karapostoli G, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Maerschalk T, Marinov A, Randle-conde A, Seva T, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Yonamine R, Zenoni F, Zhang F, Cimmino A, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Salva S, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caudron A, De Visscher S, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Jafari A, Komm M, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Quertenmont L, Marono MV, Wertz S, Beliy N, Alda Junior WL, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Custodio A, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, Fonseca De Souza S, Huertas Guativa LM, Malbouisson H, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Moon CS, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Romero Abad D, Ruiz Vargas JC, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva Met al., 2018, Pseudorapidity and transverse momentum dependence of flow harmonics in pPb and PbPb collisions, PHYSICAL REVIEW C, Vol: 98, ISSN: 2469-9985

Measurements of azimuthal angular correlations are presented for high-multiplicity pPb collisions at √sNN=5.02TeV and peripheral PbPb collisions at √sNN=2.76TeV. The data used in this work were collected with the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Fourier coefficients as functions of transverse momentum and pseudorapidity are studied using the scalar product method; four-, six-, and eight-particle cumulants; and the Lee-Yang zero technique. The influence of event plane decorrelation is evaluated using the scalar product method and found to account for most of the observed pseudorapidity dependence.

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Sirunyan AM, Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van De Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Vidal Marono M, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correa Martins Junior M, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Romero Abad D, Alekset al., 2018, Search for Pair-Produced Resonances Each Decaying into at Least Four Quarks in Proton-Proton Collisions at root s=13 TeV, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, Vol: 121, ISSN: 0031-9007

This Letter presents the results of a search for pair-produced particles of masses above 100 GeV that each decay into at least four quarks. Using data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2015–2016, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 38.2  fb−1, reconstructed particles are clustered into two large jets of similar mass, each consistent with four-parton substructure. No statistically significant excess of data over the background prediction is observed in the distribution of average jet mass. Pair-produced squarks with dominant hadronic R-parity-violating decays into four quarks and with masses between 0.10 and 0.72 TeV are excluded at 95% confidence level. Similarly, pair-produced gluinos that decay into five quarks are also excluded with masses between 0.10 and 1.41 TeV at 95% confidence level. These are the first constraints that have been placed on pair-produced particles with masses below 400 GeV that decay into four or five quarks, bridging a significant gap in the coverage of R-parity-violating supersymmetry parameter space.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Brondolin E, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van De Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Romero Abad D, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjieet al., 2018, Observation of the Z -> psi l(+)l(-) Decay in pp Collisions at root s=13 TeV, Physical Review Letters, Vol: 121, ISSN: 0031-9007

This Letter presents the observation of the rare Z boson decay Z→ψℓ+ℓ−. Here, ψ represents contributions from direct J/ψ and ψ(2S)→J/ψX, ℓ+ℓ− is a pair of electrons or muons, and the J/ψ meson is detected via its decay to μ+μ−. The sample of proton-proton collision data, collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9  fb−1. The signal is observed with a significance in excess of 5 standard deviations. After subtraction of the ψ(2S)→J/ψX contribution, the ratio of the branching fraction of the exclusive decay Z→J/ψℓ+ℓ− to the decay Z→μ+μ−μ+μ− within a fiducial phase space is measured to be B(Z→J/ψℓ+ℓ−)/B(Z→μ+μ−μ+μ−)=0.67±0.18(stat)±0.05(syst).

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Pieters M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu S, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Correa Martins M, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Matos Figueiredo D, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula S, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Marinov A, Misheva M, Rodozov M Set al., 2018, Performance of reconstruction and identification of tau leptons decaying to hadrons and nu(tau) in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV, Journal of Instrumentation, Vol: 13, ISSN: 1748-0221

The algorithm developed by the CMS Collaboration to reconstruct and identify τ leptons produced in proton-proton collisions at √s=7 and 8 TeV, via their decays to hadrons and a neutrino, has been significantly improved. The changes include a revised reconstruction of π0 candidates, and improvements in multivariate discriminants to separate τ leptons from jets and electrons. The algorithm is extended to reconstruct τ leptons in highly Lorentz-boosted pair production, and in the high-level trigger. The performance of the algorithm is studied using proton-proton collisions recorded during 2016 at √s=13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb-1. The performance is evaluated in terms of the efficiency for a genuine τ lepton to pass the identification criteria and of the probabilities for jets, electrons, and muons to be misidentified as τ leptons. The results are found to be very close to those expected from Monte Carlo simulation.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Brondolin E, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Friedl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Grossmann J, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Koenig A, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Pree E, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Taurok A, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Van De Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Seva T, Starling E, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Yonamine R, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, Caudron A, David P, De Visscher S, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Quertenmont L, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alda Junior WL, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, Fonseca De Souza S, Malbouisson H, Medina Jaime M, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Romero Abad D, Ruiz Vargas JC, Aleksandroet al., 2018, Search for new physics in dijet angular distributions using proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV and constraints on dark matter and other models, EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, Vol: 78, ISSN: 1434-6044

A search is presented for physics beyond the standard model, based on measurements of dijet angular distributions in proton–proton collisions at √=13TeV. The data collected with the CMS detector at the LHC correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35.9fb−1. The observed distributions, corrected to particle level, are found to be in agreement with predictions from perturbative quantum chromodynamics that include electroweak corrections. Constraints are placed on models containing quark contact interactions, extra spatial dimensions, quantum black holes, or dark matter, using the detector-level distributions. In a benchmark model where only left-handed quarks participate, contact interactions are excluded at the 95% confidence level up to a scale of 12.8 or 17.5TeV, for destructive or constructive interference, respectively. The most stringent lower limits to date are set on the ultraviolet cutoff in the Arkani–Hamed–Dimopoulos–Dvali model of extra dimensions. In the Giudice–Rattazzi–Wells convention, the cutoff scale is excluded up to 10.1TeV. The production of quantum black holes is excluded for masses below 5.9 and 8.2TeV, depending on the model. For the first time, lower limits between 2.0 and 4.6TeVare set on the mass of a dark matter mediator for (axial-)vector mediators, for the universal quark coupling q=1.0.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Brondolin E, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Friedl M, Fruehwirth R, Ghete VM, Grossmann J, Hrubec J, Jeitler M, Koenig A, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Pree E, Rad N, Rohringer H, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Van De Klundert M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, Abu Zeid S, Blekman F, D'Hondt J, De Bruyn I, De Clercq J, Deroover K, Flouris G, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Moreels L, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Van Parijs I, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, Goldouzian R, Grebenyuk A, Lenzi T, Luetic J, Maerschalk T, Marinov A, Seva T, Starling E, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Yonamine R, Zenoni F, Zhang F, Cimmino A, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Fagot A, Gul M, Khvastunov I, Poyraz D, Roskas C, Salva S, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Zaganidis N, Bakhshiansohi H, Bondu O, Brochet S, Bruno G, Caputo C, Caudron A, David P, De Visscher S, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Francois B, Giammanco A, Komm M, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Mertens A, Musich M, Piotrzkowski K, Quertenmont L, Saggio A, Marono MV, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alda Junior WL, Alves FL, Alves GA, Brito L, Correa Martins Junior M, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Rebello Teles P, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, Fonseca De Souza S, Huertas Guativa LM, Malbouisson H, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SSet al., 2018, Search for Z gamma resonances using leptonic and hadronic final states in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV, JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, Vol: 2018, ISSN: 1029-8479

A search is presented for resonances decaying to a Z boson and a photon. The analysis is based on data from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1, and collected with the CMS detector at the LHC in 2016. Two decay modes of the Z boson are investigated. In the leptonic channels, the Z boson candidates are reconstructed using electron or muon pairs. In the hadronic channels, they are identified using a large-radius jet, containing either light-quark or b quark decay products of the Z boson, via jet substructure and advanced b quark tagging techniques. The results from these channels are combined and interpreted in terms of upper limits on the product of the production cross section and the branching fraction to Zγ for narrow and broad spin-0 resonances with masses between 0.35 and 4.0 TeV, providing thereby the most stringent limits on such resonances.

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