July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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Search for electroweak production of a vectorlike quark decaying to a top quark and a Higgs or Z boson using boosted topologies in an all-hadronic final state

Aug 1, 2017, 1:46 PM
1 West (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

1 West

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Beyond Standard Model Beyond Standard Model


Erich Schmitz (University of Kansas)


We present a search for the electroweak production of a vector-like top quark partner T of charge + 2/3 in association with a standard model top or bottom quark, using proton-proton collision data at √s=13 TeV collected by the CMS Experiment at the CERN LHC. Our search targets T quarks decaying to a top quark and a Higgs or Z boson in a fully hadronic final state. For a T quark with mass above 1 TeV the daughter top quark and Higgs/Z boson are highly Lorentz-boosted and can appear together as a single hadronic jet. The top quark and Higgs/Z boson are identified using b-tagging and jet substructure techniques, which also acts to suppress the standard model backgrounds.

Primary authors

Alice bean (Univ of Kansas) Devdatta Majumder (University of Kansas) Erich Schmitz (University of Kansas) Graham Wilson (University of Kansas) Philip Baringer (University of Kansas)

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