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dc.contributor.advisorGritsan, Andrei
dc.creatorRoskes, Jeffrey Seth
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-06T04:07:07Z
dc.date.available2020-02-06T04:07:07Z
dc.date.created2019-12
dc.date.issued2019-10-18
dc.date.submittedDecember 2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/62255
dc.description.abstractThe Higgs boson was the last particle of the Standard Model of particle physics to be discovered. So far, its properties have been consistent with the Standard Model expectations. This thesis presents a series of analyses, increasing in complexity and precision, that measure the Higgs boson's interactions with other particles and search for anomalous behavior using the CMS experiment. The analyses use matrix element techniques to simulate events and characterize the data and rely on the excellent performance of the CMS silicon tracker in tracking charged particles. The measurements use both the Higgs boson's "context", particles produced in association with it, and its "end", its decay products, to characterize its properties. All measurements are found to be in agreement with the Standard Model expectations.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherJohns Hopkins University
dc.subjectCERN
dc.subjectCMS
dc.subjectLHC
dc.subjectHiggs boson
dc.subjectmatrix element
dc.subjectStandard Model
dc.subjectanomalous couplings
dc.subjecttracker
dc.subjecttracker alignment
dc.titleA boson learned from its context, and a boson learned from its end
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysics
thesis.degree.grantorJohns Hopkins University
thesis.degree.grantorKrieger School of Arts and Sciences
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.namePh.D.
dc.date.updated2020-02-06T04:07:07Z
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentPhysics and Astronomy
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSwartz, Morris
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSzalay, Alex
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcQueen, Tyrel
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBasu, Amitabh
dc.publisher.countryUSA
dc.creator.orcid0000-0001-8761-0490


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