Measurements of the Total and Differential Higgs Boson Production Cross Sections Combining theH→γγandH→ZZ*→4ℓDecay Channels ats=8 TeVwith the ATLAS Detector

G. Aad, B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, O. Abdinov, R. Aben, M. Abolins, O. S. AbouZeid, H. Abramowicz, H. Abreu, R. Abreu, Y. Abulaiti, B. S. Acharya (+2810 others)
2015 Physical Review Letters  
Measurements of the total and differential cross sections of Higgs boson production are performed using 20.3 fb^-1 of pp collisions produced by the Large Hadron Collider at a center-of-mass energy of √(s) = 8 TeV and recorded by the ATLAS detector. Cross sections are obtained from measured H →γγ and H → ZZ ^*→ 4ℓ event yields, which are combined accounting for detector efficiencies, fiducial acceptances and branching fractions. Differential cross sections are reported as a function of Higgs
more » ... n transverse momentum, Higgs boson rapidity, number of jets in the event, and transverse momentum of the leading jet. The total production cross section is determined to be σ_pp → H = 33.0 ± 5.3 ( stat) ± 1.6 ( sys) pb. The measurements are compared to state-of-the-art predictions.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.115.091801 pmid:26371640 fatcat:2iyu4mvvrrfnfkyxl2y3xzsqpq