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Search for Dark Matter Coupled to the Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider

Chen, Jue

This work presents the search for Dark Matter particles associated with the Higgs Boson decaying into a b b-bar quark pair. The dark matter search result is based on proton-proton collision data collected at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV by the ATLAS detector during Run II. The results are interpreted in the context of a simplified model (Z’-2HDM) which describes the interaction of dark matter and standard model particles via new heavy mediator particles. The new powerful Higgs tagging techniques, which exploit the jet substructure and heavy flavor information to a large extent, are developed to improve the search sensitivity of the search. The target physics signals are signature with an optimized search region and interpreted with background estimation result statistically.

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Academic Units
Physics
Thesis Advisors
Brooijmans, Gustaaf H.
Christ, Norman H.
Degree
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
July 6, 2020