December 1, 2018
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
US/Pacific timezone

Search for vector-like top quark partners decaying to an all-jets final state using pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV

Dec 1, 2018, 3:20 PM
Building 50 Auditorium (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)

Building 50 Auditorium

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab


Reyer Edmond Band (University of California Davis (US))


We present a search for the pair production of a vector-like, charge 2/3e quark “T”, in the all-hadronic final state. Proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV are analyzed using 35.9 fb−1 of data collected by the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider during 2016 collisions. We utilize boosted substructure techniques, including N-subjettiness and soft drop mass to identify vector boson hadronic decays. This search optimizes sensitivity to the T->bW decay, but provides interpretations and limits for all possible decays of the T. The results of this cut-based search are complementary to results of a search utilizing the BEST neural-net tagger.

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Reyer Edmond Band (University of California Davis (US))

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