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Observation of the diphoton decay mode of the recently discovered Higgs boson and measurement of some of its properties are reported. The analysis uses the entire dataset collected by the CMS experiment in proton-proton collisions during the 2011 and 2012 LHC running periods. The data samples correspond to integrated luminosities of 5.1 fb −1 at √ s = 7 TeV(More)
A search for quark compositeness in the form of quark contact interactions, based on hadronic jet pairs (dijets) produced in proton-proton collisions at √s=7 TeV, is described. The data sample of the study corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 2.9 pb(-1) collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. The dijet centrality ratio, which quantifies the(More)
A search for invisible decays of Higgs bosons is performed using the vector boson fusion and associated ZH production modes. In the ZH mode, the Z boson is required to decay to a pair of charged leptons or a bb quark pair. The searches use the 8 TeV pp collision dataset collected by the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of(More)
Citation CMS Collaboration et al. " Transverse-momentum and Pseudorapidity Distributions of Charged Hadrons in Pp Collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 0.9 $ and 2.36 TeV. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Transverse-momentum and pseudorapidity distributions of charged hadrons in pp(More)
The reconstruction of interaction vertices can be decomposed into a pattern recognition problem (" vertex finding ") and a statistical problem (" vertex fitting "). We briefly review classical methods. We introduce novel approaches and motivate them in the framework of high-luminosity experiments like at the LHC. We then show comparisons with the classical(More)
A search for a standard-model-like Higgs bo-son in the H → WW and H → ZZ decay channels is reported , for Higgs boson masses in the range 145 < m H < 1000 GeV. The search is based upon proton–proton collision data samples corresponding to an integrated luminos-ity of up to 5.1 fb −1 at √ s = 7 TeV and up to 5.3 fb −1 at √ s = 8 TeV, recorded by the CMS(More)
Results are presented from a search for particle dark matter (DM), extra dimensions, and unparticles using events containing a jet and an imbalance in transverse momentum. The data were collected by the CMS detector in proton–proton collisions at the LHC and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb −1 at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The number(More)
Properties of the Higgs boson with mass near 125 GeV are measured in proton-proton collisions with the CMS experiment at the LHC. Comprehensive sets of production and decay measurements are combined. The decay channels include γ γ , ZZ, WW, τ τ , bb, and μμ pairs. The data samples were collected in 2011 and 2012 and correspond to integrated luminosities of(More)
Searches for the direct electroweak production of supersymmetric charginos, neutralinos, and sleptons in a variety of signatures with leptons and W, Z, and Higgs bosons are presented. Results are based on a sample of proton-proton collision data collected at center-of-mass energy √ s = 8 TeV with the CMS detector in 2012, corresponding to an integrated(More)
A search for a Higgs boson in the four-lepton decay channel H→ZZ, with each Z boson decaying to an electron or muon pair, is reported. The search covers Higgs boson mass hypotheses in the range of 110<m(H)<600 GeV. The analysis uses data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.7 fb(-1) recorded by the CMS detector in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV from(More)