Scalar Boson Decays to Tau Leptons

in the Standard Model and Beyond

  • Cécile Caillol

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Theoretical Bases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cécile Caillol
      Pages 3-15
    3. Cécile Caillol
      Pages 17-37
    4. Cécile Caillol
      Pages 39-53
  3. Experimental Bases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Cécile Caillol
      Pages 57-69
    3. Cécile Caillol
      Pages 85-124
  4. SM Physics Analyses

  5. BSM Physics Analyses

  6. Status and Prospects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Cécile Caillol
      Pages 263-265
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 267-276

About this book


This thesis presents a study of the scalar sector in the standard model (SM), as well as various searches for an extended scalar sector in theories beyond the SM (BSM). The first part of the thesis details the search for an SM Higgs boson decaying to taus, and produced by gluon fusion, vector boson fusion, or associated production with a vector boson, leading to evidence for decays of the Higgs boson to taus. In turn, the second part highlights several searches for an extended scalar sector, with scalar boson decays to taus. In all of the analyses presented, at least one scalar boson decays to a pair of taus. The results draw on data collected by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector during proton–proton collisions with a center-of-mass energy of 7 or 8 TeV.


CMS Experiment at LHC Yukawa Couplings Higgs Boson Decay Exotic Decay of Bosons Identification of Tau Leptons Higgs Decay to Tau Lepton Beyond Standard Model Search Light and Heavy Pseudoscalar Bosons

Authors and affiliations

  • Cécile Caillol
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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