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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Erö J, Valle AED, 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, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, De Wolf EA, Croce DD, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Lelek A, Pieters M, Haevermaet HV, Mechelen PV, Remortel NV, Zeid SA, 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, Doninck WV, Mulders PV, Parijs IV, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Fasanella G, Favart L, 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, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Silva GC, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Teles PR, Chagas EBBD, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, De Oliveira Martins C, De Souza SF, Guativa LMH, Malbouisson H, Figueiredo DM, De Almeida MM, Herrera CM, Mundim L, Nogima H, Da Silva WLP, Rosas LJS, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Manganote EJT, Da Silva DeAraujo FT, Pereira AV, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Tomei TRFP, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula S, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Marinov A, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Dimitrov A, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Fang W, Gao X, Yuan L, Wang Y, Ahmad M, Bian JG, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Chen Y, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Shaheen SM, Spiezia A, Taoet al., 2021, Measurement of single-diffractive dijet production in proton-proton collisions at s = 8 Te with the CMS and TOTEM experiments., Eur Phys J C Part Fields, Vol: 80, Pages: 1164-1164, ISSN: 1434-6044

Measurements are presented of the single-diffractive dijet cross section and the diffractive cross section as a function of the proton fractional momentum loss ξ and the four-momentum transfer squared t. Both processes p p → p X and p p → X p , i.e. with the proton scattering to either side of the interaction point, are measured, where X includes at least two jets; the results of the two processes are averaged. The analyses are based on data collected simultaneously with the CMS and TOTEM detectors at the LHC in proton–proton collisions at s√=8TeV during a dedicated run with β∗=90m at low instantaneous luminosity and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 37.5nb−1. The single-diffractive dijet cross section σ p X jj, in the kinematic region ξ<0.1, 0.03<|t|<1GeV2, with at least two jets with transverse momentum pT>40GeV, and pseudorapidity |η|<4.4, is 21.7±0.9(stat)+3.0−3.3(syst)±0.9(lumi)nb. The ratio of the single-diffractive to inclusive dijet yields, normalised per unit of ξ, is presented as a function of x, the longitudinal momentum fraction of the proton carried by the struck parton. The ratio in the kinematic region defined above, for x values in the range −2.9≤log10x≤−1.6, is R=(σ p X jj/Δξ)/σjj=0.025±0.001(stat)±0.003(syst), where σ p X jj and σjj are the single-diffractive and inclusive dijet cross sections, respectively. The results are compared with predictions from models of diffractive and nondiffractive interactions. Monte Carlo predictions based on the HERA diffractive parton distribution functions agree well with the data when corrected for the effect of soft rescattering between the spectator partons.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Dragicevic M, Erö J, Escalante Del Valle A, Frühwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Lechner L, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schöfbeck R, Spanring M, Templ S, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Litomin A, Makarenko V, Suarez Gonzalez J, Darwish MR, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Kello T, Lelek A, Pieters M, Rejeb Sfar H, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Beghin D, Bilin B, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Makarenko I, Moureaux L, Pétré L, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wezenbeek L, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Skovpen K, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bruno G, Bury F, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Donertas IS, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Taliercio A, Teklishyn M, Vischia P, Wuyckens S, Zobec J, Alves GA, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Aldá Júnior WL, 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, Martins J, Matos Figueiredo D, Medina Jaime M, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Rebello Teles P, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Silva Do Amaral SM, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Atanasov I, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Petrov A, Fang W, Guo Q, Wang H, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Chapon E, Chen GM, Cheet al., 2020, Evidence for top quark production in nucleus-nucleus collisions, Physical Review Letters, Vol: 125, Pages: 222001-222001, ISSN: 0031-9007

Ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions recreate in the laboratory the thermodynamical conditions prevailing in the early universe up to 10^{-6}  sec, thereby allowing the study of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP), a state of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) matter with deconfined partons. The top quark, the heaviest elementary particle known, is accessible in nucleus-nucleus collisions at the CERN LHC, and constitutes a novel probe of the QGP. Here, we report the first evidence for the production of top quarks in nucleus-nucleus collisions, using lead-lead collision data at a nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass energy of 5.02 TeV recorded by the CMS experiment. Two methods are used to measure the cross section for top quark pair production (σ_{tt[over ¯]}) via the selection of charged leptons (electrons or muons) and bottom quarks. One method relies on the leptonic information alone, and the second one exploits, in addition, the presence of bottom quarks. The measured cross sections, σ_{tt[over ¯]}=2.54_{-0.74}^{+0.84} and 2.03_{-0.64}^{+0.71}  μb, respectively, are compatible with expectations from scaled proton-proton data and QCD predictions.

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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, 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, Martins Junior MC, 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 Ret al., 2020, Search for decays of the 125 GeV Higgs boson into a Z boson and a rho or phi meson, The Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2020, Pages: 1-42, ISSN: 1029-8479

Decays of the 125 GeV Higgs boson into a Z boson and a ρ0(770) or ϕ(1020) meson are searched for using proton-proton collision data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC at s√ = 13 TeV. The analysed data set corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 137 fb−1. Events are selected in which the Z boson decays into a pair of electrons or a pair of muons, and the ρ and ϕ mesons decay into pairs of pions and kaons, respectively. No significant excess above the background model is observed. As different polarization states are possible for the decay products of the Z boson and ρ or ϕ mesons, affecting the signal acceptance, scenarios in which the decays are longitudinally or transversely polarized are considered. Upper limits at the 95% confidence level on the Higgs boson branching fractions into Zρ and Zϕ are determined to be 1.04–1.31% and 0.31–0.40%, respectively, where the ranges reflect the considered polarization scenarios; these values are 740–940 and 730–950 times larger than the respective standard model expectations. These results constitute the first experimental limits on the two decay channels.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish MR, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Beghin D, Bilin B, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Moureaux L, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Skovpen K, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bondu O, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Marono MV, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves GA, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, 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, Huertas Guativa LM, Malbouisson H, Martins J, Matos Figueiredo D, Medina Jaime M, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Rebello Teles P, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Petrov A, Fang W, Gao X, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Spiezia A, Tao J, Yazgan E, Zhang H, Zhang S, Zhao J, Agapitos A Bet al., 2020, Investigation into the event-activity dependence of gamma(nS) relative production in proton-proton collisions at root s=7 TeV, The Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2020, Pages: 1-39, ISSN: 1029-8479

The ratios of the production cross sections between the excited ϒ(2S) and ϒ(3S) mesons and the ϒ(1S) ground state, detected via their decay into two muons, are studied as a function of the number of charged particles in the event. The data are from proton-proton collisions at s√ = 7 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.8 fb−1, collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. Evidence of a decrease in these ratios as a function of the particle multiplicity is observed, more pronounced at low transverse momentum pμμT. For ϒ(nS) mesons with pμμT > 7 GeV, where most of the data were collected, the correlation with multiplicity is studied as a function of the underlying event transverse sphericity and the number of particles in a cone around the ϒ(nS) direction. The ratios are found to be multiplicity independent for jet-like events. The mean pμμT values for the ϒ(nS) states as a function of particle multiplicity are also measured and found to grow more steeply as their mass increases.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Dragicevic M, Ero J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruhwirth R, Jeitler M, Kratschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schofbeck R, Spanring M, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish M, De Wolf E, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Kello T, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Beghin D, Bilin B, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Kalsi AK, Moureaux L, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Skovpen K, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves GA, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, 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, Martins J, Matos Figueiredo D, Medina Jaime M, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Rebello Teles P, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Da Silva De Araujo FT, Vilela Pereira A, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Petrov A, Fang W, Gao X, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Spiezia A, Tao J, Yazgan E, Zhang H, Zhang S, Zhao J, Agapitos A, Ban Y, Chen G, Levin A, Li J, Li L, Li Q, Mao Y, Qian SJ, Wang D, Wang Qet al., 2020, Measurements of production cross sections of WZ and same-sign WW boson pairs in association with two jets in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV, Physics Letters B: Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics, Vol: 809, Pages: 1-29, ISSN: 0370-2693

Measurements of production cross sections of WZ and same-sign WW boson pairs in association with two jets in proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV at the LHC are reported. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 137 fb−1, collected with the CMS detector during 2016–2018. The measurements are performed in the leptonic decay modes W±Z→ ±ν ′± ′∓and W±W±→ ±ν ′±ν, where , ′=e, μ. Differential fiducial cross sections as functions of the invariant masses of the jet and charged lepton pairs, as well as of the leading-lepton transverse momentum, are measured for W±W±production and are consistent with the standard model predictions. The dependence of differential cross sections on the invariant mass of the jet pair is also measured for WZ production. An observation of electroweak production of WZ boson pairs is reported with an observed (expected) significance of 6.8 (5.3) standard deviations. Constraints are obtained on the structure of quartic vector boson interactions in the framework of effective field theory.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Dragicevic M, Erö J, Escalante Del Valle A, Frühwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Lechner L, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Pitters FM, Rad N, Schieck J, Schöfbeck R, Spanring M, Templ S, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Litomin A, Makarenko V, Suarez Gonzalez J, Darwish MR, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Kello T, Lelek A, Pieters M, Rejeb Sfar H, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Morton A, Python Q, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Beghin D, Bilin B, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Makarenko I, Moureaux L, Pétré L, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wezenbeek L, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Gruchala M, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Skovpen K, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bruno G, Bury F, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Donertas IS, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Mondal K, Prisciandaro J, Taliercio A, Teklishyn M, Vischia P, Wuyckens S, Zobec J, Alves GA, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Aldá Júnior WL, Belchior Batista Das Chagas E, Brandao Malbouisson H, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, De Jesus Damiao D, Fonseca De Souza S, Martins J, Matos Figueiredo D, Medina Jaime M, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Rebello Teles P, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Silva Do Amaral SM, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Tomei TRFP, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Atanasov I, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Petrov A, Fang W, Guo Q, Wang H, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Waet al., 2020, Observation of the B_{s}^{0}→X(3872)ϕ Decay., Physical Review Letters, Vol: 125, Pages: 152001-152001, ISSN: 0031-9007

Using a data sample of proton-proton collisions at sqrt[s]=13  TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 140  fb^{-1} collected by the CMS experiment in 2016-2018, the B_{s}^{0}→X(3872)ϕ decay is observed. Decays into J/ψπ^{+}π^{-} and K^{+}K^{-} are used to reconstruct, respectively, the X(3872) and ϕ. The ratio of the product of branching fractions B[B_{s}^{0}→X(3872)ϕ]B[X(3872)→J/ψπ^{+}π^{-}] to the product B[B_{s}^{0}→ψ(2S)ϕ]B[ψ(2S)→J/ψπ^{+}π^{-}] is measured to be [2.21±0.29(stat)±0.17(syst)]%. The ratio B[B_{s}^{0}→X(3872)ϕ]/B[B^{0}→X(3872)K^{0}] is found to be consistent with one, while the ratio B[B_{s}^{0}→X(3872)ϕ]/B[B^{+}→X(3872)K^{+}] is two times smaller. This suggests a difference in the production dynamics of the X(3872) in B^{0} and B_{s}^{0} meson decays compared to B^{+}. The reported observation may shed new light on the nature of the X(3872) particle.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Dragicevic M, Ero J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruhwirth R, Jeitler M, Kratschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schofbeck R, Spanring M, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish M, De Wolf E, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Kello T, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Beghin D, Bilin B, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Kalsi AK, Moureaux L, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Skovpen K, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves GA, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, 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, Martins J, Matos Figueiredo D, Medina Jaime M, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Rebello Teles P, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Da Silva De Araujo FT, Vilela Pereira A, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Petrov A, Fang W, Gao X, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Spiezia A, Tao J, Yazgan E, Zhang H, Zhang S, Zhao J, Agapitos A, Ban Y, Chen G, Levin A, Li J, Li L, Li Q, Mao Y, Qian SJ, Wang D, Wang Qet al., 2020, Observation of the production of three massive gauge bosons at root s=13 TeV, Physical Review Letters, Vol: 125, Pages: 151802 – 1-151802 – 18, ISSN: 0031-9007

The first observation is reported of the combined production of three massive gauge bosons (VVV with V=W, Z) in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The analysis is based on a data sample recorded by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 137  fb−1. The searches for individual WWW, WWZ, WZZ, and ZZZ production are performed in final states with three, four, five, and six leptons (electrons or muons), or with two same-sign leptons plus one or two jets. The observed (expected) significance of the combined VVV production signal is 5.7 (5.9) standard deviations and the corresponding measured cross section relative to the standard model prediction is 1.02+0.26−0.23. The significances of the individual WWW and WWZ production are 3.3 and 3.4 standard deviations, respectively. Measured production cross sections for the individual triboson processes are also reported.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Dragicevic M, Ero J, Del Valle AE, Fruhwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Lechner L, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Pitters FM, Rad N, Schieck J, Schofbeck R, Spanring M, Templ S, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Litomin A, Makarenko V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish MR, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Kello T, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Morton A, Python Q, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Beghin D, Bilin B, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Makarenko I, Moureaux L, Petre L, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wezenbeek L, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Gruchala M, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Skovpen K, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bruno G, Bury F, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Donertas IS, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Mondal K, Prisciandaro J, Taliercio A, Teklishyn M, Vischia P, Wuyckens S, Zobec J, Alves GA, Silva GC, Hensel C, Moraes A, Junior WLA, Das Chagas EBB, Malbouisson HB, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Costa EM, Silveira GG, Damiao DDJ, De Souza SF-S, Martins J, Figueiredo DM, Jaime MM, De Almeida MM, Herrera CM, Mundim L, Nogima H, Teles PR, Rosas LJS, Santoro A, Amaral SMS, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Manganote EJT, De Araujo FTS, Pereira AV, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Perez Tomei TRF, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Atanasov I, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Petrov A, Fang W, Guo Q, Wang H, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Chapon E, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Sharma R, Spiezia A, Tao J, Thomas-wilsker J, Wang J, Zhang H, Zhang S, Zhao Jet al., 2020, Reconstruction of signal amplitudes in the CMS electromagnetic calorimeter in the presence of overlapping proton-proton interactions, Journal of Instrumentation, Vol: 15, Pages: 1-45, ISSN: 1748-0221

A template fitting technique for reconstructing the amplitude of signals produced by the lead tungstate crystals of the CMS electromagnetic calorimeter is described. This novel approach is designed to suppress the contribution to the signal of the increased number of out-of-time interactions per beam crossing following the reduction of the accelerator bunch spacing from 50 to 25 ns at the start of Run 2 of the LHC. Execution of the algorithm is sufficiently fast for it to be employed in the CMS high-level trigger. It is also used in the offline event reconstruction. Results obtained from simulations and from Run 2 collision data (2015–2018) demonstrate a substantial improvement in the energy resolution of the calorimeter over a range of energies extending from a few GeV to several tens of GeV.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish MR, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Burns D, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Fang W, Gao X, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bondu O, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Marono MV, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, 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, Huertas Guativa LM, Malbouisson H, Martins J, Matos Figueiredo D, Medina Jaime M, 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, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Novaes SF, Padula S, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Dozen C, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Spiezia Aet al., 2020, Measurement of CKM matrix elements in single top quark t-channel production in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV, Physics Letters B: Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics, Vol: 808, Pages: 1-31, ISSN: 0370-2693

The first direct, model-independent measurement is presented of the modulus of the Cabibbo–Kobayashi–Maskawa (CKM) matrix elements |Vtb|, |Vtd|, and |Vts|, in final states enriched in single top quark t-channel events. The analysis uses proton-proton collision data from the LHC, collected during 2016 by the CMS experiment, at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. Processes directly sensitive to these matrix elements are considered at both the production and decay vertices of the top quark. In the standard model hypothesis of CKM unitarity, a lower limit of |Vtb| >0.970 is measured at the 95% confidence level. Several theories beyond the standard model are considered, and by releasing all constraints among the involved parameters, the values |Vtb| =0.988 ±0.024, and |Vtd|2+|Vts|2=0.06 ±0.06, where the uncertainties include both statistical and systematic components, are measured.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish MR, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Burns D, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Fang W, Gao X, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bondu O, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Marono MV, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, 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, Huertas Guativa LM, Malbouisson H, Martins J, Matos Figueiredo D, Medina Jaime M, 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, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Novaes SF, Padula S, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Dozen C, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Spiezia Aet al., 2020, Measurement of the Y(1S) pair production cross section and search for resonances decaying to Y(1S)mu(+)mu(-) in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV, Physics Letters B: Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics, Vol: 808, Pages: 1-27, ISSN: 0370-2693

The fiducial cross section for Y(1S)pair production in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV in the region where both Y(1S)mesons have an absolute rapidity below 2.0 is measured to be 79 ±11 (stat)±6 (syst)±3 (B)pb assuming the mesons are produced unpolarized. The last uncertainty corresponds to the uncertainty in the Y(1S)meson dimuon branching fraction. The measurement is performed in the final state with four muons using proton-proton collision data collected in 2016 by the CMS experiment at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. This process serves as a standard model reference in a search for narrow resonances decaying to Y(1S)μ+μ−in the same final state. Such a resonance could indicate the existence of a tetraquark that is a bound state of two bquarks and two ̄bantiquarks. The tetraquark search is performed for masses in the vicinity of four times the bottom quark mass, between 17.5 and 19.5 GeV, while a generic search for other resonances is performed for masses between 16.5 and 27 GeV. No significant excess of events compatible with a narrow resonance is observed in the data. Limits on the production cross section times branching fraction to four muons via an intermediate Y(1S)resonance are set as a function of the resonance mass.

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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, Vidal Marono M, Wertz S, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Martins Junior MC, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Teles PR, Batista Das Chagas EB, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, Damiao DDJ, Martins CDO, De Souza SF, Malbouisson H, Figueiredo DM, De Almeida MM, Herrera CM, Mundim L, Nogima H, Da Silva WLP, Rosas LJS, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Da Silva De Araujo FT, Pereira AV, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Perez Tomei TRF, 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 L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Fang W, Gao X, Yuan L, Wang Yet al., 2020, Studies of Charm Quark Diffusion inside Jets Using Pb-Pb and pp Collisions at root s(NN)=5.02 TeV, Publisher: AMER PHYSICAL SOC

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish MR, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bondu O, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Marono MV, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Silva GC, Hensel C, Moraes A, Teles PR, Chagas EBBS, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Costa EM, Silveira GG, Damiao DDJ, Martins CDO, De Souza SF, Guativa LMH, Malbouisson H, Martins J, Figueiredo DM, Jaime MM, De Almeida MM, Herrera CM, Mundim L, Nogima H, Da Silva WLP, Rosas LJS, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Manganote EJT, De Araujo FTS, Pereira AV, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Tomei TRFP, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Fang W, Gao X, Yuan L, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Spiezia A, Tao J, Yazgan E, Zhang H, Zhang S, Zhao J, Agapitos A, Ban Y, Chen G, Levin A, Li J, Li L, Li Q, Mao Y, Qian SJ, Wang D, Wang Q, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Xiao M, Avila C, Cabrera A, Florez C, Heet al., 2020, Pileup mitigation at CMS in 13 TeV data, Journal of Instrumentation, Vol: 15, Pages: 1-58, ISSN: 1748-0221

With increasing instantaneous luminosity at the LHC come additional reconstruction challenges. At high luminosity, many collisions occur simultaneously within one proton-proton bunch crossing. The isolation of an interesting collision from the additional "pileup" collisions is needed for effective physics performance. In the CMS Collaboration, several techniques capable of mitigating the impact of these pileup collisions have been developed. Such methods include charged-hadron subtraction, pileup jet identification, isospin-based neutral particle "δβ" correction, and, most recently, pileup per particle identification. This paper surveys the performance of these techniques for jet and missing transverse momentum reconstruction, as well as muon isolation. The analysis makes use of data corresponding to 35.9 fb−1 collected with the CMS experiment in 2016 at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The performance of each algorithm is discussed for up to 70 simultaneous collisions per bunch crossing. Significant improvements are found in the identification of pileup jets, the jet energy, mass, and angular resolution, missing transverse momentum resolution, and muon isolation when using pileup per particle identification.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Dragicevic M, Ero J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruhwirth R, Jeitler M, Kratschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schofbeck R, Spanring M, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish M, De Wolf E, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Kello T, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Beghin D, Bilin B, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Kalsi AK, Moureaux L, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Skovpen K, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves GA, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, 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, Martins J, Matos Figueiredo D, Medina Jaime M, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Rebello Teles P, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Da Silva De Araujo FT, Vilela Pereira A, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Petrov A, Fang W, Gao X, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Spiezia A, Tao J, Yazgan E, Zhang H, Zhang S, Zhao J, Agapitos A, Ban Y, Chen G, Levin A, Li J, Li L, Li Q, Mao Y, Qian SJ, Wang D, Wang Qet al., 2020, Search for a light pseudoscalar Higgs boson in the boosted mu mu tau tau final state in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV, The Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2020, Pages: 1-44, ISSN: 1029-8479

A search for a light pseudoscalar Higgs boson (a) decaying from the 125 GeV (or a heavier) scalar Higgs boson (H) is performed using the 2016 LHC proton-proton collision data at s√ = 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1, collected by the CMS experiment. The analysis considers gluon fusion and vector boson fusion production of the H, followed by the decay H → aa → μμττ, and considers pseudoscalar masses in the range 3.6 < ma < 21 GeV. Because of the large mass difference between the H and the a bosons and the small masses of the a boson decay products, both the μμ and the ττ pairs have high Lorentz boost and are collimated. The ττ reconstruction efficiency is increased by modifying the standard technique for hadronic τ lepton decay reconstruction to account for a nearby muon. No significant signal is observed. Model-independent limits are set at 95% confidence level, as a function of ma, on the branching fraction (ℬ) for H → aa → μμττ, down to 1.5 (2.0) × 10−4 for mH = 125 (300) GeV. Model-dependent limits on ℬ(H → aa) are set within the context of two Higgs doublets plus singlet models, with the most stringent results obtained for Type-III models. These results extend current LHC searches for heavier a bosons that decay to resolved lepton pairs and provide the first such bounds for an H boson with a mass above 125 GeV.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Ero J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruhwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kratschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schofbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish MR, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bondu O, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Marono MV, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Silva GC, Hensel C, Moraes A, Teles PR, Chagas EBBS, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Costa EM, Silveira GG, Damiao DDJ, Martins CDO, De Souza SF, Guativa LMH, Malbouisson H, Martins J, Figueiredo DM, Jaime MM, De Almeida MM, Herrera CM, Mundim L, Nogima H, Da Silva WLP, Rosas LJS, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Manganote EJT, De Araujo FTS, Pereira AV, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Tomei TRFP, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Fang W, Gao X, Yuan L, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Spiezia A, Tao J, Yazgan E, Zhang H, Zhang S, Zhao J, Agapitos A, Ban Y, Chen G, Levin A, Li J, Li L, Li Q, Mao Y, Qian SJ, Wang D, Wang Q, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Xiao M, Avila C, Cabrera A, Florez C, Hernanet al., 2020, Measurement of the associated production of a Z boson with charm or bottom quark jets in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV, Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol: 102, Pages: 032007 – 1-032007 – 20, ISSN: 1550-2368

Ratios of cross sections, σ(Z+c  jets)/σ(Z+jets), σ(Z+b  jets)/σ(Z+jets), and σ(Z+c  jets)/σ(Z+b  jets) in the associated production of a Z boson with at least one charm or bottom quark jet are measured in proton-proton collisions at √s=13  TeV. The data sample, collected by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC, corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9  fb−1, with a fiducial volume of pT>30  GeV and |η|<2.4 for the jets, where pT and η represent transverse momentum and pseudorapidity, respectively. The Z boson candidates come from leptonic decays into electrons or muons with pT>25  GeV and |η|<2.4, and the dilepton mass satisfies 71<mZ<111  GeV. The measured values are σ(Z+c  jets)/σ(Z+jets)=0.102±0.002±0.009, σ(Z+b  jets)/σ(Z+jets)=0.0633±0.0004±0.0015, and σ(Z+c  jets)/σ(Z+b  jets)=1.62±0.03±0.15. Results on the inclusive and differential cross section ratios as functions of jet and Z boson transverse momentum are compared with predictions from leading and next-to-leading order perturbative quantum chromodynamics calculations. These are the first measurements of the cross section ratios at 13 TeV.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Dragicevic M, Erö J, Escalante Del Valle A, Flechl M, Frühwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Krätschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schöfbeck R, Spanring M, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Suarez Gonzalez J, Darwish MR, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lelek A, Pieters M, Rejeb Sfar H, Van Haevermaet H, Mechelen PV, Putte SV, Remortel NV, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Tavernier S, Doninck WV, Mulders PV, Beghin D, Bilin B, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Moureaux L, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Skovpen K, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bondu O, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Vidal Marono M, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves GA, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, 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, Huertas Guativa LM, Malbouisson H, Martins J, Matos Figueiredo D, Medina Jaime M, Melo De Almeida M, Herrera CM, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Rebello Teles P, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Petrov A, Fang W, Gao X, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Spiezia A, Tao J, Yazgan E, Zhang H, Zhang S, Zhao J, Agapitos A, Ban Y, Chenet al., 2020, Search for physics beyond the standard model in events with jets and two same-sign or at least three charged leptons in proton-proton collisions at s =13 TeV, European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, Vol: 80, ISSN: 1124-1861

A data sample of events from proton-proton collisions with at least two jets, and two isolated same-sign or three or more charged leptons, is studied in a search for signatures of new physics phenomena. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 137 fb - 1 at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV , collected in 2016-2018 by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The search is performed using a total of 168 signal regions defined using several kinematic variables. The properties of the events are found to be consistent with the expectations from standard model processes. Exclusion limits at 95% confidence level are set on cross sections for the pair production of gluinos or squarks for various decay scenarios in the context of supersymmetric models conserving or violating R parity. The observed lower mass limits are as large as 2.1 TeV for gluinos and 0.9 TeV for top and bottom squarks. To facilitate reinterpretations, model-independent limits are provided in a set of simplified signal regions.

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Aad G, Abbott B, Abbott DC, Abud AA, Abeling K, Abhayasinghe DK, Abidi SH, AbouZeid OS, Abraham NL, Abramowicz H, Abreu H, Abulaiti Y, Acharya BS, Achkar B, Adam L, Bourdarios CA, Adamczyk L, Adamek L, Adelman J, Adersberger M, Adiguzel A, Adorni S, Adye T, Affolder AA, Afik Y, Agapopoulou C, Agaras MN, Aggarwal A, Agheorghiesei C, Aguilar-Saavedra JA, Ahmad A, Ahmadov F, Ahmed WS, Ai X, Aielli G, Akatsuka S, Akesson TPA, Akilli E, Akimov A, Al Khoury K, Alberghi GL, Albert J, Verzini MJA, Alderweireldt S, Aleksa M, Aleksandrov IN, Alexa C, Alexopoulos T, Alfonsi A, Alfonsi F, Alhroob M, Ali B, Ali S, Aliev M, Alimonti G, Allaire C, Allbrooke BMM, Allen BW, Allport PP, Aloisio A, Alonso F, Alpigiani C, Alshehri AA, Camelia EA, Alvarez Estevez M, Alviggi MG, Amaral Coutinho Y, Ambler A, Ambroz L, Amelung C, Amidei D, Amor Dos Santos SP, Amoroso S, Amrouche CS, An F, Anastopoulos C, Andari N, Andeen T, Anders CF, Anders JK, Andrean SY, Andreazza A, Andrei V, Anelli CR, Angelidakis S, Angerami A, Anisenkov A, Annovi A, Antel C, Anthony MT, Antipov E, Antonelli M, Antrim DJA, Anulli F, Aoki M, Aparisi Pozo JA, Aparo MA, Aperio Bella L, Araujo Ferraz V, Araujo Pereira R, Arcangeletti C, Arce ATH, Arduh FA, Arguin J-F, Argyropoulos S, Arling J-H, Armbruster AJ, Armstrong A, Arnaez O, Arnold H, Tame ZPA, Artoni G, Artz S, Asai S, Asawatavonvanich T, Asbah N, Asimakopoulou EM, Asquith L, Assahsah J, Assamagan K, Astalos R, Atkin RJ, Atkinson M, Atlay NB, Atmani H, Augsten K, Avolio G, Ayoub MK, Azuelos G, Bachacou H, Bachas K, Backes M, Backman F, Bagnaia P, Bahmani M, Bahrasemani H, Bailey AJ, Bailey VR, Baines JT, Bakalis C, Baker OK, Bakker PJ, Gupta DB, Balaji S, Baldin EM, Balek P, Balli F, Balunas WK, Balz J, Banas E, Bandieramonte M, Bandyopadhyay A, Banerjee S, Barak L, Barbe WM, Barberio EL, Barberis D, Barbero M, Barbour G, Barillari T, Barisits M-S, Barkeloo J, Barklow T, Barnea R, Barnett BM, Barnett RM, Barnovska-Blenessy Z, Baroncelli A, Barone G, Barr AJ, Baret al., 2020, Combination of the W boson polarization measurements in top quark decays using ATLAS and CMS data at root s=8 TeV, The Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2020, Pages: 1-67, ISSN: 1029-8479

The combination of measurements of the W boson polarization in top quark decays performed by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations is presented. The measurements are based on proton-proton collision data produced at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 20 fb−1 for each experiment. The measurements used events containing one lepton and having different jet multiplicities in the final state. The results are quoted as fractions of W bosons with longitudinal (F0), left-handed (FL), or right-handed (FR) polarizations. The resulting combined measurements of the polarization fractions are F0 = 0.693 ± 0.014 and FL = 0.315 ± 0.011. The fraction FR is calculated from the unitarity constraint to be FR = −0.008 ± 0.007. These results are in agreement with the standard model predictions at next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative quantum chromodynamics and represent an improvement in precision of 25 (29)% for F0 (FL) with respect to the most precise single measurement. A limit on anomalous right-handed vector (VR), and left- and right-handed tensor (gL, gR) tWb couplings is set while fixing all others to their standard model values. The allowed regions are [−0.11, 0.16] for VR, [−0.08, 0.05] for gL, and [−0.04, 0.02] for gR, at 95% confidence level. Limits on the corresponding Wilson coefficients are also derived.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Dragicevic M, Ero J, Del Valle AE, Fruhwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Lechner L, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schofbeck R, Spanring M, Templ S, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Chekhovsky V, Litomin A, Makarenko V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish MR, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Kello T, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Beghin D, Bilin B, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Makarenko I, Moureaux L, Petre L, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wezenbeek L, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Skovpen K, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bruno G, Bury F, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Donertas IS, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Taliercio A, Teklishyn M, Vischia P, Wuyckens S, Zobec J, Alves GA, Silva GC, Hensel C, Moraes A, Alda Junior WL, Das Chagas EBB, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Da Costa EM, Da Silveira GG, Damiao DDJ, De Souza SF, Malbouisson H, Martins J, Figueiredo DM, Jaime MM, De Almeida MM, Herrera CM, Mundim L, Nogima H, Teles PR, Rosas LJS, Santoro A, Do Amaral SMS, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Manganote EJT, De Araujo FTDS, Pereira AV, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Tomei TRFP, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Atanasov I, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Petrov A, Fang W, Guo Q, Wang H, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Chapon E, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Sharma R, Spiezia A, Tao J, Wang J, Zhang H, Zhang S, Zhao J, Agapitos A, Ban Y, Chenet al., 2020, Search for resonant pair production of Higgs bosons in the bbZZ channel in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV, Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol: 102, Pages: 032003 – 1-032003 – 26, ISSN: 1550-2368

A search for the production of a narrow-width resonance decaying into a pair of Higgs bosons decaying into the bbZZ channel is presented. The analysis is based on data collected with the CMS detector during 2016, in proton-proton collisions at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9  fb−1. The final states considered are the ones where one of the Z bosons decays into a pair of muons or electrons, and the other Z boson decays to either a pair of quarks or a pair of neutrinos. Upper limits at 95% confidence level are placed on the production of narrow-width spin-0 or spin-2 particles decaying to a pair of Higgs bosons, in models with and without an extended Higgs sector. For a resonance mass range between 260 and 1000 GeV, limits on the production cross section times branching fraction of a spin-0 and spin-2 resonance range from 0.1 to 5.0 pb and 0.1 to 3.6 pb, respectively. These results set limits in parameter space in bulk Randall-Sundrum radion, Kaluza-Klein excitation of the graviton, and next-to-minimal two-Higgs doublet models (N2HDMs). For specific choices of parameters the N2HDM can be excluded in a mass range between 360 and 620 GeV for a resonance decaying to two Higgs bosons. This is the first search for Higgs boson resonant pair production in the bbZZ channel.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Erö J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Frühwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Krätschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schöfbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Waltenberger W, Wittmann J, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish MR, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lauwers J, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, DHondt J, De Clercq J, 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, Favart L, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Luetic J, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Velde CV, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Wang Q, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bondu O, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Piotrzkowski K, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Marono MV, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Silva GC, Hensel C, Moraes A, Teles PR, Chagas EBBD, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Costa EMD, Silveira GGD, Damiao DDJ, Martins CDO, De Souza SF, Guativa LMH, Malbouisson H, Martins J, Figueiredo DM, Jaime MM, De Almeida MM, Herrera CM, Mundim L, Nogima H, Da Silva WLP, Rosas LJS, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Manganote EJT, De Araujo FTDS, Pereira AV, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Tomei TRFP, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Marinov A, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Dimitrov A, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Fang W, Gao X, Yuan L, Hu Z, Wang Y, Ahmad M, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Shaheen SM, Spiezia A, Tao J, Yazgan E, Zhang H, Zhang S, Zhao J, Agaet al., 2020, Study of central exclusive [Inline Equation not available] production in proton-proton collisions at √s=5.02 and 13TeV, The European Physical Journal C, Vol: 80, Pages: 1-28, ISSN: 1434-6044

Central exclusive and semiexclusive production of pairs is measured with the CMS detector in proton-proton collisions at the LHC at center-of-mass energies of 5.02 and 13TeV. The theoretical description of these nonperturbative processes, which have not yet been measured in detail at the LHC, poses a significant challenge to models. The two pions are measured and identified in the CMS silicon tracker based on specific energy loss, whereas the absence of other particles is ensured by calorimeter information. The total and differential cross sections of exclusive and semiexclusive central production are measured as functions of invariant mass, transverse momentum, and rapidity of the system in the fiducial region defined as transverse momentum and pseudorapidity . The production cross sections for the four resonant channels , , , and are extracted using a simple model. These results represent the first measurement of this process at the LHC collision energies of 5.02 and 13TeV.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Dragicevic M, Ero J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruhwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kratschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schofbeck R, Spanring M, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish M, De Wolf E, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Kello T, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Beghin D, Bilin B, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Kalsi AK, Moureaux L, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Skovpen K, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves GA, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, 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, Martins J, Matos Figueiredo D, Medina Jaime M, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Rebello Teles P, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Da Silva De Araujo FT, Vilela Pereira A, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Petrov A, Fang W, Gao X, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Spiezia A, Tao J, Yazgan E, Zhang H, Zhang S, Zhao J, Agapitos A, Ban Y, Chen G, Levin A, Li J, Li L, Li Q, Mao Y, Qian SJ, Wanget al., 2020, Measurements of (tt)over-barH production and the CP structure of the Yukawa interaction between the Higgs Boson and top quark in the diphoton decay channel, Physical Review Letters, Vol: 125, Pages: 061801 – 1-061801 – 18, ISSN: 0031-9007

The first observation of the t¯tH process in a single Higgs boson decay channel with the full reconstruction of the final state (H→γγ) is presented, with a significance of 6.6 standard deviations (σ). The CP structure of Higgs boson couplings to fermions is measured, resulting in an exclusion of the pure CP-odd structure of the top Yukawa coupling at 3.2σ. The measurements are based on a sample of proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy √s=13  TeV collected by the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 137  fb−1. The cross section times branching fraction of the t¯tH process is measured to be σt¯tHBγγ=1.56+0.34−0.32  fb, which is compatible with the standard model prediction of 1.13+0.08−0.11  fb. The fractional contribution of the CP-odd component is measured to be fHttCP=0.00±0.33.

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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, 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, Lelek A, Pieters M, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Remortel N, 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, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Luetic J, Popov A, 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, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bondu O, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Krintiras G, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Piotrzkowski K, Saggio A, Marono MV, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Silva GC, Hensel C, Moraes A, Pol ME, Teles PR, Chagas EBBS, Carvalho W, Chinellato J, Coelho E, Costa EM, Silveira GG, Damiao DDJ, Martins CDO, De Souza SF, Guativa LMH, Malbouisson H, Figueiredo DM, De Almeida MM, Herrera CM, Mundim L, Nogima H, Silva WLP, Rosas LJS, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Manganote EJT, De Araujo FTS, Pereira AV, Ahuja S, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Tomei TRFP, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula S, Aleksandrov A, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Marinov A, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Dimitrov A, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Fang W, Gao X, Yuan L, Wang Y, Ahmad M, Bian JG, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Shaheen SM, Spiezia A, Tao J, Yazgan E, Zhang H, Zhang S, Zhao J, Ban Y, Chet al., 2020, Measurement of t(t)over-bar normalised multi-differential cross sections in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV, and simultaneous determination of the strong coupling strength, top quark pole mass, and parton distribution functions, Publisher: SPRINGER

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Ero J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruhwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kratschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schofbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish MR, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Burns D, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bondu O, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Marono MV, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, 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, Huertas Guativa LM, Malbouisson H, Martins J, Matos Figueiredo D, Medina Jaime M, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Silva WL, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Da Silva De Araujo FT, Vilela Pereira A, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Fang W, Gao X, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Spiezia A, Tao J, Yazgan E, Zhang H, Zhang S, Zhao J, Agapitoet al., 2020, Search for charged Higgs bosons decaying into a top and a bottom quark in the all-jet final state of pp collisions at root s=13 TeV, The Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2020, Pages: 1-48, ISSN: 1029-8479

A search for charged Higgs bosons (H±) decaying into a top and a bottom quark in the all-jet final state is presented. The analysis uses LHC proton-proton collision data recorded with the CMS detector in 2016 at s√ = 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. No significant excess is observed above the expected background. Model-independent upper limits at 95% confidence level are set on the product of the H± production cross section and branching fraction in two scenarios. For production in association with a top quark, limits of 21.3 to 0.007 pb are obtained for H± masses in the range of 0.2 to 3 TeV. Combining this with a search in leptonic final states results in improved limits of 9.25 to 0.005 pb. The complementary s-channel production of an H± is investigated in the mass range of 0.8 to 3 TeV and the corresponding upper limits are 4.5 to 0.023 pb. These results are interpreted using different minimal supersymmetric extensions of the standard model.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Dragicevic M, Ero J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruhwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kratschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schofbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish MR, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Burns D, Beghin D, Bilin B, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bondu O, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Marono MV, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, 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, Huertas Guativa LM, Malbouisson H, Martins J, Matos Figueiredo D, Medina Jaime M, 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, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregoresb EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PC, Novaes SF, Padula S, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Fang W, Gao X, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Spiezia A, Tao J, Yazgan E, Zhang H, Zhang S, Zhao J, Agapitos A, Ban Yet al., 2020, Measurement of the cross section for t(t)over-bar production with additional jets and b jets in pp collisions at root s=13TeV, The Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2020, Pages: 1-46, ISSN: 1029-8479

Measurements of the cross section for the production of top quark pairs in association with a pair of jets from bottom quarks (σtt¯bb¯¯¯) and in association with a pair of jets from quarks of any flavor or gluons (σtt¯jj) and their ratio are presented. The data were collected in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2016 and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. The measurements are performed in a fiducial phase space and extrapolated to the full phase space, separately for the dilepton and lepton+jets channels, where lepton corresponds to either an electron or a muon. The results of the measurements in the fiducial phase space for the dilepton and lepton+jets channels, respectively, are σtt¯jj = 2.36±0.02 (stat)±0.20 (syst) pb and 31.0±0.2 (stat)±2.9 (syst) pb, and for the cross section ratio 0.017 ± 0.001 (stat) ± 0.001 (syst) and 0.020 ± 0.001 (stat) ± 0.001 (syst). The values of σtt¯bb¯¯¯ are determined from the product of the σtt¯jj and the cross section ratio, obtaining, respectively, 0.040±0.002 (stat)±0.005 (syst) pb and 0.62±0.03 (stat)±0.07 (syst) pb. These measurements are the most precise to date and are consistent, within the uncertainties, with the standard model expectations obtained using a matrix element calculation at next-to-leading order in quantum chromodynamics matched to a parton shower.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish MR, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Kello T, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Burns D, Beghin D, Bilin B, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Moureaux L, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Fang W, Gao X, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Skovpen K, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves GA, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, 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, Martins J, Matos Figueiredo D, Medina Jaime M, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Rebello Teles P, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Torres Da Silva De Araujo F, Vilela Pereira A, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Novaes SF, Padula S, Gregores EM, Mercadante PG, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Petrov A, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Dozen C, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Spiezia A, Tao J, Yazgan E, Zhang H, Zhang S, Zhao J, Agapitos A, Ban Y, Chen G, Levin Aet al., 2020, The production of isolated photons in PbPb and pp collisions at root s(NN)=5.02 TeV, The Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2020, Pages: 1-39, ISSN: 1029-8479

The transverse energy (EγT) spectra of photons isolated from other particles are measured using proton-proton (pp) and lead-lead (PbPb) collisions at the LHC at sNN−−−√ = 5.02 TeV with integrated luminosities of 27.4 pb−1 and 404 μb−1 for pp and PbPb data, respectively. The results are presented for photons with 25 <EγT< 200 GeV in the pseudorapidity range |η| < 1.44, and for different centrality intervals for PbPb collisions. Photon production in PbPb collisions is consistent with that in pp collisions scaled by the number of binary nucleon-nucleon collisions, demonstrating that photons do not interact with the quark-gluon plasma. Therefore, isolated photons can provide information about the initial energy of the associated parton in photon+jet measurements. The results are compared with predictions from the next-to-leading-order jetphox generator for different parton distribution functions (PDFs) and nuclear PDFs (nPDFs). The comparisons can help to constrain the nPDFs global fits.

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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, 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, Martins Junior MC, 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 Ret al., 2020, Measurement of quark- and gluon-like jet fractions using jet charge in PbPb and pp collisions at 5.02 TeV, The Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2020, Pages: 1-42, ISSN: 1029-8479

The momentum-weighted sum of the electric charges of particles inside a jet, known as jet charge, is sensitive to the electric charge of the particle initiating the parton shower. This paper presents jet charge distributions in sNN−−−√ = 5.02 TeV lead-lead (PbPb) and proton-proton (pp) collisions recorded with the CMS detector at the LHC. These data correspond to integrated luminosities of 404 μb−1 and 27.4 pb−1 for PbPb and pp collisions, respectively. Leveraging the sensitivity of the jet charge to fundamental differences in the electric charges of quarks and gluons, the jet charge distributions from simulated events are used as templates to extract the quark- and gluon-like jet fractions from data. The modification of these jet fractions is examined by comparing pp and PbPb data as a function of the overlap of the colliding Pb nuclei (centrality). This measurement tests the color charge dependence of jet energy loss due to interactions with the quark-gluon plasma. No significant modification between different centrality classes and with respect to pp results is observed in the extracted quark- and gluon-like jet fractions.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Dragicevic M, Ero J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruhwirth R, Jeitler M, Kratschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schofbeck R, Spanring M, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish M, De Wolf E, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Kello T, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Beghin D, Bilin B, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Kalsi AK, Moureaux L, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Skovpen K, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves GA, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, 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, Martins J, Matos Figueiredo D, Medina Jaime M, Melo De Almeida M, Mora Herrera C, Mundim L, Nogima H, Prado Da Silva WL, Rebello Teles P, Sanchez Rosas LJ, Santoro A, Sznajder A, Thiel M, Tonelli Manganote EJ, Da Silva De Araujo FT, Vilela Pereira A, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Petrov A, Fang W, Gao X, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Spiezia A, Tao J, Yazgan E, Zhang H, Zhang S, Zhao J, Agapitos A, Ban Y, Chen G, Levin A, Li J, Li L, Li Q, Mao Y, Qian SJ, Wang D, Wang Qet al., 2020, Search for disappearing tracks in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV, Physics Letters B: Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics, Vol: 806, Pages: 1-27, ISSN: 0370-2693

A search is presented for long-lived charged particles that decay within the volume of the silicon tracker of the CMS experiment. Such particles can produce events with an isolated track that is missing hits in the outermost layers of the silicon tracker, and is also associated with little energy deposited in the calorimeters and no hits in the muon detectors. The search for events with this “disappearing track” signature is performed in a sample of proton-proton collisions recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC with a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 101 fb−1recorded in 2017 and 2018. The observation of 48 events is consistent with the estimated background of 47.8+2.7−2.3(stat)±8.1 (syst) events. Upper limits are set on chargino production in the context of an anomaly-mediated supersymmetry breaking model for purely wino and higgsino neutralino scenarios. At 95% confidence level, the first constraint is placed on chargino masses in the higgsino case, excluding below 750 (175) GeV for a lifetime of 3 (0.05) ns. In the wino case, the results of this search are combined with a previous CMS search to produce a result representing the complete LHC data set recorded in 2015–2018, the most stringent constraints to date. At 95% confidence level, chargino masses in the wino case are excluded below 884 (474) GeV for a lifetime of 3 (0.2) ns.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish MR, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Burns D, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Fang W, Gao X, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bondu O, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Marono MV, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, 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, Huertas Guativa LM, Malbouisson H, Martins J, Matos Figueiredo D, Medina Jaime M, 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, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Novaes SF, Padula S, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Dozen C, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Spiezia Aet al., 2020, Measurement of the top quark forward-backward production asymmetry and the anomalous chromoelectric and chromomagnetic moments in in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV, The Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2020, Pages: 1-56, ISSN: 1029-8479

The parton-level top quark (t) forward-backward asymmetry and the anomalous chromoelectric (d^t) and chromomagnetic (μ^t) moments have been measured using LHC pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, collected in the CMS detector in a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. The linearized variable A(1)FB is used to approximate the asymmetry. Candidate tt¯ events decaying to a muon or electron and jets in final states with low and high Lorentz boosts are selected and reconstructed using a fit of the kinematic distributions of the decay products to those expected for tt¯ final states. The values found for the parameters are A(1)FB=0.048+0.095−0.087(stat)+0.020−0.029(syst),μ^t=−0.024+0.013−0.009(stat)+0.016−0.011(syst), and a limit is placed on the magnitude of ∣∣d^t∣∣< 0.03 at 95% confidence level.

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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, 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, Martins Junior MC, 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 Ret al., 2020, Strange hadron production in pp and pPb collisions at root(NN)-N-s=5.02 TeV, Physical Review C: Nuclear Physics, Vol: 101, Pages: 064906 – 1-064906 – 21, ISSN: 0556-2813

The transverse momentum (pT) distributions of Λ, Ξ−, and Ω− baryons, their antiparticles, and K0S mesons are measured in proton-proton (pp) and proton-lead (pPb) collisions at a nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass energy of 5.02 TeV over a broad rapidity range. The data, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 40.2 nb−1 and 15.6 μb−1 for pp and pPb collisions, respectively, were collected by the CMS experiment. The nuclear modification factor RpPb, which is defined as the ratio of the particle yield in pPb collisions and a scaled pp reference, is measured for each particle. A strong dependence on particle species is observed in the pT range from 2 to 7 GeV, where RpPb for K0S is consistent with unity, while an enhancement ordered by strangeness content and/or particle mass is observed for the three baryons. In pPb collisions, the strange hadron production is asymmetric about the nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass rapidity. Enhancements, which depend on the particle type, are observed in the direction of the Pb beam. The results are compared with predictions from epos lhc, which includes parametrized radial flow. The model is in qualitative agreement with the RpPb data, but fails to describe the dependence on particle species in the yield asymmetries measured away from midrapidity in pPb collisions.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Erö J, Escalante Del Valle A, Flechl M, Frühwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Krätschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schöfbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Suarez Gonzalez J, Darwish MR, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lelek A, Pieters M, Rejeb Sfar H, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, 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, Favart L, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Zaganidis N, Bondu O, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Magitteri A, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Vidal Marono M, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, 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, Huertas Guativa LM, Malbouisson H, Martins J, Matos Figueiredo D, Medina Jaime M, 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, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Novaes SF, Padula SS, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Marinov A, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Fang W, Gao X, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chet al., 2020, Mixed higher-order anisotropic flow and nonlinear response coefficients of charged particles in PbPb collisions at s NN =2.76 and 5.02TeV, European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, Vol: 80, ISSN: 1124-1861

Anisotropies in the initial energy density distribution of the quark-gluon plasma created in high energy heavy ion collisions lead to anisotropies in the azimuthal distributions of the final-state particles known as collective anisotropic flow. Fourier harmonic decomposition is used to quantify these anisotropies. The higher-order harmonics can be induced by the same order anisotropies (linear response) or by the combined influence of several lower order anisotropies (nonlinear response) in the initial state. The mixed higher-order anisotropic flow and nonlinear response coefficients of charged particles are measured as functions of transverse momentum and centrality in PbPb collisions at nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass energies s NN = 2.76 and 5.02 TeV with the CMS detector. The results are compared with viscous hydrodynamic calculations using several different initial conditions, as well as microscopic transport model calculations. None of the models provides a simultaneous description of the mixed higher-order flow harmonics and nonlinear response coefficients.

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Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Bergauer T, Brandstetter J, Dragicevic M, Eroe J, Del Valle AE, Flechl M, Fruehwirth R, Jeitler M, Krammer N, Kraetschmer I, Liko D, Madlener T, Mikulec I, Rad N, Schieck J, Schoefbeck R, Spanring M, Spitzbart D, Waltenberger W, Wulz C-E, Zarucki M, Drugakov V, Mossolov V, Gonzalez JS, Darwish MR, De Wolf EA, Di Croce D, Janssen X, Lelek A, Pieters M, Sfar HR, Van Haevermaet H, Van Mechelen P, Van Putte S, Van Remortel N, Blekman F, Bols ES, Chhibra SS, D'Hondt J, De Clercq J, Lontkovskyi D, Lowette S, Marchesini I, Moortgat S, Python Q, Skovpen K, Tavernier S, Van Doninck W, Van Mulders P, Burns D, Beghin D, Bilin B, Brun H, Clerbaux B, De Lentdecker G, Delannoy H, Dorney B, Favart L, Grebenyuk A, Kalsi AK, Popov A, Postiau N, Starling E, Thomas L, Vander Velde C, Vanlaer P, Vannerom D, Fang W, Gao X, Cornelis T, Dobur D, Khvastunov I, Niedziela M, Roskas C, Trocino D, Tytgat M, Verbeke W, Vermassen B, Vit M, Bondu O, Bruno G, Caputo C, David P, Delaere C, Delcourt M, Giammanco A, Lemaitre V, Prisciandaro J, Saggio A, Marono MV, Vischia P, Zobec J, Alves FL, Alves GA, Correia Silva G, Hensel C, Moraes A, 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, Huertas Guativa LM, Malbouisson H, Martins J, Matos Figueiredo D, Medina Jaime M, 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, Bernardes CA, Calligaris L, Fernandez Perez Tomei TR, Novaes SF, Padula S, Gregores EM, Lemos DS, Mercadante PG, Aleksandrov A, Antchev G, Hadjiiska R, Iaydjiev P, Misheva M, Rodozov M, Shopova M, Sultanov G, Bonchev M, Dimitrov A, Ivanov T, Litov L, Pavlov B, Petkov P, Yuan L, Ahmad M, Hu Z, Wang Y, Dozen C, Chen GM, Chen HS, Chen M, Jiang CH, Leggat D, Liao H, Liu Z, Spiezia Aet al., 2020, Measurement of the cross section for electroweak production of a Z boson, a photon and two jets in proton-proton collisions at root s=13TeV and constraints on anomalous quartic couplings, The Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol: 2020, Pages: 1-42, ISSN: 1029-8479

A measurement is presented of the cross section for electroweak production of a Z boson and a photon in association with two jets (Zγjj) in proton-proton collisions. The Z boson candidates are selected through their decay into a pair of electrons or muons. The process of interest, electroweak Zγjj production, is isolated by selecting events with a large dijet mass and a large pseudorapidity gap between the two jets. The measurement is based on data collected at the CMS experiment at s√ = 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. The observed significance of the signal is 3.9 standard deviations, where a significance of 5.2 standard deviations is expected in the standard model. These results are combined with published results by CMS at s√ = 8 TeV, which leads to observed and expected respective significances of 4.7 and 5.5 standard deviations. From the 13 TeV data, a value is obtained for the signal strength of electroweak Zγjj production and bounds are given on quartic vector boson interactions in the framework of dimension-eight effective field theory operators.

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