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I Interpreting CMS and ATLAS results

  1. Jun 20, 2016 #1
    Hi all,

    Any help about interprting the results of ## \sigma(pp \to H) \times BR (H \to WW) ## mentioned in Fig.(12-13) in [arXiv:1509.00389[hep-ex]]?

    In that paper [arXiv:1512.06728v3[hep-ph]], page 8, its said that according to these figuers ## \sigma ( pp \to H \to WW^* )\leq 54, 37 fb ##, but I don't undersatnd how can we conclude that ?
    also why in this paper they say WW* although the results in the Figs for WW both decay lepotonically ..


    Cheers,
    S.
     
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  3. Jun 20, 2016 #2

    mfb

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    That should be directly the exclusion limit given by ATLAS, read off at 750 GeV. How ATLAS concluded that: standard CLs technique.

    The (optional) * is just a reminder that one W is far off-shell.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2016 #3
    Can't we understand form the figures any informatin ?
     
  5. Jun 20, 2016 #4

    mfb

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    I don't understand that question.
     
  6. Jun 20, 2016 #5
    I mean as in [arXiv:1512.06728v3[hep-ph]], they say that : they concluded from these fig (12-13) that
    ## \sigma ( pp \to H \to WW^* )\leq 54, 37 fb ## .. I were asking from the begining how they reached to this conculution , i.e., how can we interpret the Exp. graphes ?
     
  7. Jun 20, 2016 #6

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    The referenced graphs directly show the exclusion limits: the y axis is the cross-section, the solid line is the exclusion limit as function of the mass (x axis). To find the exclusion limit at 750 GeV, look at the y-value of the solid line for x=750 GeV.
     
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