Caleb Smith (Baylor University)
10/26/18, 1:30 PM
The CMS hadronic calorimeter (HCAL) employs a plastic-scintillator-based endcap detector. The CMS HCAL Phase 1 upgrade involves installing silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) to measure light from scintillators in the detector. The SiPM signals are digitized by custom readout cards, called QIE cards, using the charge integration and encoder version 11 (QIE11) chip. The QIE cards for the HCAL...
Bjorn Burkle (Brown University)
10/26/18, 1:40 PM
Silicon sensors find application in the phase 2 upgrade of the inner and outer tracker and the endcap calorimeter for CMS. In these locations they will be exposed to a high fluence of charged particles and neutrons. We are using the research reactor at the Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center to expose prototype sensors to neutrons to understand their effect on the performance of the sensors....
Savannah Thais (Yale University)
10/26/18, 1:50 PM
Efficient and accurate electron reconstruction, identification, and calibration are critical for signal selection and uncertainty reduction in a broad range of ATLAS analyses. Traditionally, electron algorithms are built using physics-motivated, derived variables. This talk explores an alternate method for representing electrons by building images using calorimeter cells.
88. Measurement of the cross section of top quark pairs in association with a photon in lepton+jets events at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV
Ms Titas Roy (Florida Institute of Technology)
10/26/18, 2:00 PM
The production cross section of a top quark pair plus a radiated photon is measured during proton-proton collisions at the centre of mass energy of 13 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.86 inverse fb at the LHC, at CERN. The data was recorded by the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment. The signal region is defined by top quark pairs, an isolated lepton, photon, jets from the...
Mr Jacob Pasner (University of California Santa Cruz)
10/26/18, 2:10 PM
After the discovery of the Higgs Boson in 2012 a major goal for Higgs physics is the more precise measurement of its couplings, especially that of its dominant but largely unconstrained decay to bb. Beyond the importance of this measurement to our understanding of the SM, these constraints also serve as a probe of new physics beyond the SM. This year the ATLAS collaboration leveraged the...
Zhi Zheng (University of Michigan)
10/26/18, 2:20 PM
This talk will focus on the ttH multi-lepton (non hadronic tau) channel. Since these channel is dominated by fake lepton background, data driven method is used in this channel to estimate those event, and with separately estimate norm factor for fakes from difference source, we have a relatively good modeling in the signal region and control region.