A measurement of the Higgs boson mass in the diphoton decay channel

CMS Collaboration, Freya Blekman, Emil Sørensen Bols, Simranjit Singh Chhibra, Jorgen D'Hondt, Jarne De Clercq, Denys Lontkovskyi, Steven Lowette, Ivan Marchesini, Seth Moortgat, Quentin Python, Stefaan Tavernier, Walter Van Doninck, Petra Van Mulders, Douglas Burns, Douglas John Paul Burns

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A measurement of the mass of the Higgs boson in the diphoton decay channel is presented. This analysis is based on 35.9fb −1 of proton-proton collision data collected during the 2016 LHC running period, with the CMS detector at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. A refined detector calibration and new analysis techniques have been used to improve the precision of this measurement. The Higgs boson mass is measured to be m H=125.78±0.26GeV. This is combined with a measurement of m H already performed in the H→ZZ→4ℓ decay channel using the same data set, giving m H=125.46±0.16GeV. This result, when further combined with an earlier measurement of m H using data collected in 2011 and 2012 with the CMS detector, gives a value for the Higgs boson mass of m H=125.38±0.14GeV. This is currently the most precise measurement of the mass of the Higgs boson.

Original languageEnglish
Article number135425
Number of pages25
JournalPhys. Lett. B
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2020

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Replaced with the published version. Added the journal reference and the DOI. All the figures and tables can be found at http://cms-results.web.cern.ch/cms-results/public-results/publications/HIG-19-004 (CMS Public Pages)


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