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Sirunyan, Albert M.
Manzoni, Riccardo A.
Meinhard, Maren T.
Sanz Becerra, Diego A.
Tavolaro, Vittorio R.
Vesterbacka Olsson, Minna L.
Zhu, De Hua
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The observation of the standard model (SM) Higgs boson decay to a pair of bottom quarks is presented. The main contribution to this result is from processes in which Higgs bosons are produced in association with a W or Z boson (VH), and are searched for in final states including 0, 1, or 2 charged leptons and two identified bottom quark jets. The results from the measurement of these processes in a data sample recorded by the CMS experiment in 2017, comprising 41.3 fb−1 of proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV, are described. When combined with previous VH measurements using data collected at √s=7, 8, and 13 TeV, an excess of events is observed at mH=125 GeV with a significance of 4.8 standard deviations, where the expectation for the SM Higgs boson is 4.9. The corresponding measured signal strength is 1.01±0.22. The combination of this result with searches by the CMS experiment for H→b¯b in other production processes yields an observed (expected) significance of 5.6 (5.5) standard deviations and a signal strength of 1.04±0.20 Show more
Journal / seriesPhysical Review Letters
Pages / Article No.
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
Organisational unit03593 - Dissertori, Günther / Dissertori, Günther
03904 - Wallny, Rainer / Wallny, Rainer
08803 - Grab, Christoph (Tit.Prof.)
09631 - Shchutska, Lesya (ehemalig) / Shchutska, Lesya (former)
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