Springer Theses

Discovery and Measurement of the Higgs Boson in the WW Decay Channel

Authors: Hall, David

  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the University of Oxford, UK
  • Describes the most precise measurement of the gluon fusion Higgs boson production cross section achieved during Run-I of the Large Hadron Collider
  • Presents new methods for evaluating uncertainties introduced by jet vetoes and jet binning
  • Provides an excellent introduction to Higgs physics and its status following the discovery and measurement of the Higgs boson
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About this book

This thesis describes the stand-alone discovery and measurement of the Higgs boson in its decays to two W bosons using the Run-I ATLAS dataset. This is the most precise measurement of gluon-fusion Higgs boson production and is among the most significant results attained at the LHC. The thesis provides an exceptionally clear exposition on a complicated analysis performed by a large team of researchers. Aspects of the analysis performed by the author are explained in detail; these include new methods for evaluating uncertainties on the jet binning used in the analysis and for estimating the background due to associated production of a W boson and an off-shell photon. The thesis also describes a measurement of the WW cross section, an essential background to Higgs boson production. The primary motivation of the LHC was to prove or disprove the existence of the Higgs boson. In 2012, CERN announced this discovery and the resultant ATLAS publication contained three decay channels: gg, ZZ, and WW.

About the authors

David Hall obtained his DPhil degree at the University of Oxford whilst working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN. This research focussed on measuring the WW production cross section and searching for evidence of the Higgs boson. Following this, David moved into proton therapy research and spent a short time at the Particle Therapy Cancer Research Institute, Oxford. He is now a postdoctoral research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, developing Monte Carlo simulation programs and treatment planning systems for proton therapy.

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $129.99
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
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  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36965-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discovery and Measurement of the Higgs Boson in the WW Decay Channel
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-19989-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-19989-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-19988-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36965-5
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 160
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
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