Combination of Searches for Higgs Boson Pair Production in Proton-Proton Collisions at √ s = 13     TeV

CMS Collaboration, Shimaa Abu Zeid, Freya Blekman, Jorgen D'Hondt, Jarne De Clercq, Kevin Deroover, Giannis Flouris, Denys Lontkovskyi, Steven Lowette, Ivan Marchesini, Seth Moortgat, Lieselotte Moreels, Quentin Python, Kirill Skovpen, Stefaan Tavernier, Walter Van Doninck, Petra Van Mulders, Isis Marina Van Parijs

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This Letter describes a search for Higgs boson pair production using the combined results from four final states: bbγγ, bbττ, bbbb, and bbVV, where V represents a W or Z boson. The search is performed using data collected in 2016 by the CMS experiment from LHC proton-proton collisions at
√s=13TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. Limits are set on the Higgs boson pair production cross section. A 95% confidence level observed (expected) upper limit on the nonresonant production cross section is set at 22.2 (12.8) times the standard model value. A search for narrow resonances decaying to Higgs boson pairs is also performed in the mass range 250–3000 GeV. No evidence for a signal is observed, and upper limits are set on the resonance production cross section.
Original languageEnglish
Article number121803
Number of pages18
JournalPhys. Rev. Lett.
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2019


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