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Combined search for the Standard Model Higgs boson using up to 4.9 fb-1 of pp collision data at s=7TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC

  • Author(s): Aad, G;
  • Abbott, B;
  • Abdallah, J;
  • Abdel Khalek, S;
  • Abdelalim, AA;
  • Abdesselam, A;
  • Abdinov, O;
  • Abi, B;
  • Abolins, M;
  • AbouZeid, OS;
  • Abramowicz, H;
  • Abreu, H;
  • Acerbi, E;
  • Acerbi, E;
  • Acharya, BS;
  • Acharya, BS;
  • Adamczyk, L;
  • Adams, DL;
  • Addy, TN;
  • Adelman, J;
  • Aderholz, M;
  • Adomeit, S;
  • Adragna, P;
  • Adye, T;
  • Aefsky, S;
  • Aguilar-Saavedra, JA;
  • Aharrouche, M;
  • Ahlen, SP;
  • Ahles, F;
  • Ahmad, A;
  • Ahsan, M;
  • Aielli, G;
  • Aielli, G;
  • Akdogan, T;
  • Åkesson, TPA;
  • Akimoto, G;
  • Akimov, AV;
  • Akiyama, A;
  • Alam, MS;
  • Alam, MA;
  • Albert, J;
  • Albrand, S;
  • Aleksa, M;
  • Aleksandrov, IN;
  • Alessandria, F;
  • Alexa, C;
  • Alexander, G;
  • Alexandre, G;
  • Alexopoulos, T;
  • Alhroob, M;
  • Aliev, M;
  • Alimonti, G;
  • Alison, J;
  • Aliyev, M;
  • Allbrooke, BMM;
  • Allport, PP;
  • Allwood-Spiers, SE;
  • Almond, J;
  • Aloisio, A;
  • Aloisio, A;
  • Alon, R;
  • Alonso, A;
  • Alvarez Gonzalez, B;
  • Alviggi, MG;
  • Alviggi, MG;
  • Amako, K;
  • Amaral, P;
  • Amelung, C;
  • Ammosov, VV;
  • Amorim, A;
  • Amorós, G;
  • Amram, N;
  • Anastopoulos, C;
  • Ancu, LS;
  • Andari, N;
  • Andeen, T;
  • Anders, CF;
  • Anders, G;
  • Anderson, KJ;
  • Andreazza, A;
  • Andreazza, A;
  • Andrei, V;
  • Andrieux, ML;
  • Anduaga, XS;
  • Angerami, A;
  • Anghinolfi, F;
  • Anisenkov, A;
  • Anjos, N;
  • Annovi, A;
  • Antonaki, A;
  • Antonelli, M;
  • Antonov, A;
  • Antos, J;
  • Anulli, F;
  • Aoun, S;
  • Aperio Bella, L;
  • Apolle, R;
  • Arabidze, G;
  • Aracena, I;
  • Arai, Y
  • et al.
Abstract

A combined search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC using datasets corresponding to integrated luminosities from 1.04 fb-1 to 4.9 fb-1 of pp collisions collected at s=7TeV is presented. The Higgs boson mass ranges 112.9-115.5 GeV, 131-238 GeV and 251-466 GeV are excluded at the 95% confidence level (CL), while the range 124-519 GeV is expected to be excluded in the absence of a signal. An excess of events is observed around mH~126GeV with a local significance of 3.5 standard deviations (σ). The local significances of H→γγ, H→ZZ(z.ast;)→ℓ+ℓ-ℓ'+ℓ'- and H→WW(z.ast;)→ℓ+νℓ'-ν- the three most sensitive channels in this mass range, are 2.8σ, 2.1σ and 1.4σ, respectively. The global probability for the background to produce such a fluctuation anywhere in the explored Higgs boson mass range 110-600 GeV is estimated to be ~1.4% or, equivalently, 2.2σ. © 2012 CERN.

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