© 2018

Search for Higgs Boson Pair Production in the bb̅ τ+ τ- Decay Channel

with the CMS detector at the LHC

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D thesis by the CMS collaboration at CERN

  • Comprehensively describes the development of a reconstruction algorithm for the hardware trigger, from its initial definition to the implementation and commissioning

  • Gives details of the motivation, challenges and development of a data analysis at the LHC

  • Provides an overview of Higgs boson pair production at the LHC: from the motivations in the standard model and beyond, to the LHC Run II status and prospects


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Luca Cadamuro
    Pages 1-6
  3. Luca Cadamuro
    Pages 51-83
  4. Luca Cadamuro
    Pages 85-127
  5. Luca Cadamuro
    Pages 129-180
  6. Luca Cadamuro
    Pages 181-205
  7. Luca Cadamuro
    Pages 207-241
  8. Luca Cadamuro
    Pages 243-257
  9. Luca Cadamuro
    Pages 259-260
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 261-273

About this book


This thesis presents innovative contributions to the CMS experiment in the new trigger system for the restart of the LHC collisions in Run II, as well as original analysis methods and important results that led to official publications of the Collaboration.

The author's novel reconstruction algorithms, deployed on the Field-Programmable Gate Arrays of the new CMS trigger architecture, have brought a gain of over a factor 2 in efficiency for the identification of tau leptons, with a very significant impact on important H boson measurements, such as its decays to tau lepton pairs and the search for H boson pair production.

He also describes a novel analysis of HH → bb tautau, a high priority physics topic in a difficult channel. The original strategy, optimisation of event categories, and the control of the background  have made the result one of the most sensitive concerning the self-coupling of the Higgs boson among all possible channels at the LHC.


Electroweak Symmetry Breaking Higgs Boson Pair Production Trilinear Coupling Self Coupling Trigger Tau Lepton Decay to Hadrons Dynamic Energy Clustering Technique

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

About the authors

After completing his studies in Physics at the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy, Luca Cadamuro obtained his PhD from the Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet at the École Polytechnique in France. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Florida and a Distinguished Research Fellow at Fermilab LPC. 

A member of the CMS Collaboration, his research activities and interests include electroweak symmetry breaking and Higgs boson physics, and the development of algorithms for current and future upgrades of the trigger of the experiment.

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