Jun 13 – 14, 2016
Fermilab, Wilson Hall
US/Central timezone

Search for Heavy Resonances Decaying to diTau Pairs in pp Collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV

Jun 13, 2016, 11:30 AM
15m
One West (Fermilab, Wilson Hall)

One West

Fermilab, Wilson Hall

Speaker

Mr Andrew Johnson (University of Colorado)

Description

A search for new physics in events with two high-$p_T$ taus is performed using 2.2 $\text{fb}^{-1}$ of data collected by the CMS experiment during 2015 at sqrt(s)=13TeV. The search is centered around the heavy neutral gauge boson known as the Z', though additional models are also considered. Observations are consistent with the Standard Model expectations. The diTau mass spectrum is examined, and limits are set at 95\% confidence level on the production cross section times branching fraction of a Z' resonance decaying to tau pairs.

Primary authors

Alfredo Gurrola (Vanderbilt) Mr Andrew Johnson (University of Colorado) Edward Laird (Brown University)

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