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Observation of Higgs boson production in association with a top quark pair at the LHC with the ATLAS detector

  • Author(s): Aaboud, M
  • Aad, G
  • Abbott, B
  • Abdinov, O
  • Abeloos, B
  • Abhayasinghe, DK
  • Abidi, SH
  • AbouZeid, OS
  • Abraham, NL
  • Abramowicz, H
  • Abreu, H
  • Abulaiti, Y
  • Acharya, BS
  • Adachi, S
  • Adamczyk, L
  • Adelman, J
  • Adersberger, M
  • Adiguzel, A
  • Adye, T
  • Affolder, AA
  • Afik, Y
  • Agheorghiesei, C
  • Aguilar-Saavedra, JA
  • Ahmadov, F
  • Aielli, G
  • Akatsuka, S
  • Åkesson, TPA
  • Akilli, E
  • Akimov, AV
  • Alberghi, GL
  • Albert, J
  • Albicocco, P
  • Alconada Verzini, MJ
  • Alderweireldt, S
  • Aleksa, M
  • Aleksandrov, IN
  • Alexa, C
  • Alexopoulos, T
  • Alhroob, M
  • Ali, B
  • Aliev, M
  • Alimonti, G
  • Alison, J
  • Alkire, SP
  • Allaire, C
  • Allbrooke, BMM
  • Allen, BW
  • Allport, PP
  • Aloisio, A
  • Alonso, A
  • Alonso, F
  • Alpigiani, C
  • Alshehri, AA
  • Alstaty, MI
  • Alvarez Gonzalez, B
  • Álvarez Piqueras, D
  • Alviggi, MG
  • Amadio, BT
  • Amaral Coutinho, Y
  • Ambroz, L
  • Amelung, C
  • Amidei, D
  • Amor Dos Santos, SP
  • Amoroso, S
  • Amrouche, CS
  • Anastopoulos, C
  • Ancu, LS
  • Andari, N
  • Andeen, T
  • Anders, CF
  • Anders, JK
  • Anderson, KJ
  • Andreazza, A
  • Andrei, V
  • Anelli, CR
  • Angelidakis, S
  • Angelozzi, I
  • Angerami, A
  • Anisenkov, AV
  • Annovi, A
  • Antel, C
  • Anthony, MT
  • Antonelli, M
  • Antrim, DJA
  • Anulli, F
  • Aoki, M
  • Aperio Bella, L
  • Arabidze, G
  • Araque, JP
  • Araujo Ferraz, V
  • Araujo Pereira, R
  • Arce, ATH
  • Ardell, RE
  • Arduh, FA
  • Arguin, JF
  • Argyropoulos, S
  • Armbruster, AJ
  • Armitage, LJ
  • Armstrong, A
  • Arnaez, O
  • et al.
Abstract

The observation of Higgs boson production in association with a top quark pair (tt¯H), based on the analysis of proton–proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider, is presented. Using data corresponding to integrated luminosities of up to 79.8 fb , and considering Higgs boson decays into bb¯, WW , τ τ , γγ, and ZZ , the observed significance is 5.8 standard deviations, compared to an expectation of 4.9 standard deviations. Combined with the tt¯H searches using a dataset corresponding to integrated luminosities of 4.5 fb at 7 TeV and 20.3 fb at 8 TeV, the observed (expected) significance is 6.3 (5.1) standard deviations. Assuming Standard Model branching fractions, the total tt¯H production cross section at 13 TeV is measured to be 670 ± 90 (stat.) (syst.) fb, in agreement with the Standard Model prediction. −1 ⁎ + − ⁎ −1 −1 +110 −100

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