Contact
Name
Adrien Caudron
Position
Former member
PhD student in CP3 from October 2011
Projects
I am involved in the following research directions:

Development of a framework for fast simulation of a generic collider experiment: Delphes

Observability of new phenomenological models in High Energy experiments is delicate to evaluate, due to the complexity of the related detectors, DAQ chain and software. Delphes is a new framework for fast simulation of a general purpose experiment. The simulation includes a tracking system, a magnetic field, calorimetry and a muon system, and possible very forward detectors arranged along the beamline. The framework is interfaced to standard file format from event generators and outputs observable analysis data objects. The simulation takes into account the detector resolutions, usual reconstruction algorithms for complex objects (FastJet) and a simplified trigger emulation. Detection of very forward scattered particles relies on the transport in beamlines with the Hector software.

Search for Higgs boson(s) in CMS at the LHC in the llbb topology

Search for Higgs boson(s) within the Standard Model and beyond and also withing a minimal extension of the scalar sector (2HDM).

The final state under study is a Z decaying into a lepton pair associated with two b-jets. This topology is sensitive to a light SM Higgs via the associate ZH production, as well as a middle mass range SM Higgs boson via the inclusive Higgs production followed by its decay into ZZ with one Z decaying into a lepton pair and the other into bbar.

It is also very sensitive to the production of a non standard heavy Higgs boson decaying into Z plus A (pseudo scalar Higgs boson).

Similar selection (but outside of the Z window) is also sensitive to H->aa->llbb, with "a" a generic light scalar.

External collaborators: CMS collaboration.

Study and optimization of b-tagging performances in CMS

We are involved in the activities of the btag POG (performance object group) of CMS, in release and data validation and purity measurement. We are also interested in btagging in special cases like for colinear b-jets. Furthermore, we are involved in the re-optimization and improvement of the Combined Secondary Vertex (CSV) tagger for the 2012 analyses.

External collaborators: Strasbourg CMS group, CMS collaboration.

Past projects
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I am involved in the following research directions:

Advanced Techniques for Fast Simulation and Data Analysis in High Energy Physics (ASAP)

The discovery of the 125GeV Higgs boson by the LHC experiments has finally opened a new era in the exploration of the TeV scale. The physics programs of CMS and ATLAS aim far beyond the simple discovery, and vigorously pursue the full characterization of the newly discovered state and the full exploration of the TeV scale in search of new phenomena. A key lesson drawn from first two years of LHC running is that most probably first discoveries and then identification of new states/interactions will not be easy. On the one hand, model-independent searches in simple topologies such as single/multi lepton at high transverse momenta have not shown any hint of new physics so far. On the other, topologies with jets and/or missing transverse energies, much more challenging experimentally, do strongly depend on the underlying theoretical models so that efficiently identifying signal enhanced regions of the phase space is quite involved. In this context, multi-variate techniques have become more and more central in the analysis of data from hadron collider experiments, to maximally exploit the information available on the signal and on the backgrounds. Amongst the most advanced techniques and certainly the most powerful one from the theoretical point of view, the so called matrix element method stands out. The main goal of this proposal is to advance the use and the scope of the matrix-element method so to significantly extend the range of physics applications at the LHC to the search of new physics. First we aim at providing the experimental HEP community with complete and automatic simulation tools, such as MadWeight/MoMEMta and Delphes, that overcome the technical limitations of the method. Second we propose to test and apply the new tools to current analyses in signatures that involve final state leptons and b-jets. Finally, we explore new and original applications of the method to both model-dependent or model-independent searches of new physics at the LHC.

External collaborators: CMS collaboration.

Measurement of the b(b)Z process at LHC

At LHC, the Z boson can be produced in association with one or two b-quarks, which is here refereed as b(b)Z production. This process has been seen for the first time at LHC, and measurement of it is an important test of QCD calculations.

For the first time, we observed the Z+b final state and measured of the Z+b/Z+j cross-section ratio in 35.9/pb of pp collisions at 7 TeV, using particle flow jets and simple secondary vertex b-tagging algorithm in the definition of the signal.Emphasis is put on kinematic properties of the jets. With more luminosity, we are working on the measurement of the cross-section for the b(b)Z process, with the identification of one or two b-jets.

External collaborators: A.Gilbert, A.-M.Magnan, A.Nikitenko (Imperial College London); N.Heracleous, A.Perieanu (RWTH Aachen); M.Musich, E.Migliore (University of Torino), and CMS Collaboration.

Publications in CP3
All my publications on Inspire

2016

Search for A/H to Z(ll)+H/A(bb) with 2015 data
CMS collaboration
[Full text] Prepared for Moriond 2016
Public experimental note. 28th April.
Search for Neutral Resonances Decaying into a Z Boson and a Pair of b Jets or Tau Leptons
CMS collaboration
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Full text] Published in Phys. Lett. B 759 (2016) 369
Refereed paper. 28th April.
Summary results of high mass BSM Higgs searches using CMS run-I data
CMS Collaboration
[Full text] CMS Physics Analysis Summary CMS-PAS-HIG-16-007,
Public experimental note. 22nd April.

2015

Search for H/A decaying into Z and A/H, with Z-->ll and A/H-->bb or A/H-->tau tau
CMS Collaboration
[Full text] CMS-PAS-HIG-15-001
Public experimental note. 1st December.

2014

Generic search for a Two Higgs Doublet Model in the Z(ll)+bb final state
R. Castello, A. Caudron, C. Delaere, T.A. du Pree, A. Mertens
[Full text] CMS AN-2014/029
Restricted access (CMS internal analysis note)

Private experimental note. 24th November.
Evidence for the direct decay of the 125 GeV Higgs boson to fermions
Chatrchyan, Serguei and others
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] Subjects: High Energy Physics - Experiment (hep-ex)
Journal reference: Nature Physics 10 (2014) 557
DOI: 10.1038/nphys3005
Report number: CMS-HIG-13-033, CERN-PH-EP-2014-004

Refereed paper. 1st July.
Measurement of the production cross sections for a Z boson and one or more b jets in pp collisions at $sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV
Chatrchyan, Serguei and others
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Full text] Published in JHEP 1406 (2014) 120
Refereed paper. 10th February.

2013

Performance of b tagging at sqrt(s)=8 TeV in multijet, ttbar and boosted topology events
The CMS Collaboration
[Full text]
Public experimental note. 26th August.
Measurement of the production cross sections of a Z boson in association with b jets in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV
The CMS Collaboration
[Full text] First presented at DIS 2013
Public experimental note. 26th August.
Measurement of the cross section of the production of a Z boson in association with 1, 2, or more b jets at CMS in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV.
Tristan du Pree, Roberto Castello, Ludivine Ceard, Anne-Marie Magnan, Andrew Gilbert, Christophe Delaere, Adrien Caudron, Jerome de Favereau
[Full text] CMS internal document supporting CMS-SMP-13-004
Private experimental note. 26th August.
Combination of b-tagging efficiency measurements in 2012 data at 8 TeV pp collision
Wolfgang Adam, J\'er\'emy Andrea, Camille Beluffi, Daniel Bloch, Adrien Caudron, Harry Cheung, Caroline Collard, Thomas Danielson, Alexis Descroix, Tristan du Pree, Juan Pablo Fernandez Ramos, Cristina Ferro, Alex Garabedian, Pablo Goldenzweig, Juan Pablo Gomez Cardona, Rebekka Hoing, Ketino Kaadze, James Keaveney, Dan Knowlton, Patricia Lobelle Pardo, Michael Maes, Sudhir Malik, Ivan Marchesini, Ernesto Migliore, Niklas Mohr, Marco Musich, Meenakshi Narain, Andrea Rizzi, Alexander Schmidt, Luca Scodellaro, Michael Segala, Pedro Silva, Thomas Speer, Alberto Traverso, Pierre Van Hove, Petra Van Mulders, Gerrit Van Onsem, Caterina Vernieri, Jesus Vizan, Roberval Walsh, Jinzhong Zhang
[Full text]
Private experimental note. 26th August.
Search for Z(ll)H(bb) using Matrix Element method
A.Pin, T. du Pree, R. Castello, J. Vizan C. Beluffi, A. Caudron, C. Delaere, V. Lemaitre
[Full text] Internal CMS analysis note
Private experimental note. 26th August.
Results on b-tagging identification in 8 TeV pp collisions
The CMS Collaboration
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal]
Refereed paper. Public experimental note. 26th August.
Combination of b-tagging efficiency measurements for the 22Jan2013 Rereco of 2012 data at 8 TeV pp collision
Wolfgang Adam, J\'er\'emy Andrea, Camille Beluffi, Daniel Bloch, Adrien Caudron, Harry Cheung, Caroline Collard, Thomas Danielson, Alexis Descroix, Tristan du Pree, Alberto Escalante, Dinko Ferencek, Juan Pablo Fernandez Ramos, Cristina Ferro, Alex Garabedian, Pablo Goldenzweig, Juan Pablo Gomez Cardona, Rebekka Hoing, Ketino Kaadze, James Keaveney, Dan Knowlton, Patricia Lobelle Pardo, Michael Maes, Sudhir Malik, Ivan Marchesini, Ernesto Migliore, Niklas Mohr, Marco Musich, Meenakshi Narain, Andrea Rizzi, Alexander Schmidt, Luca Scodellaro, Michael Segala, Pedro Silva, Thomas Speer, Alberto Traverso, Pierre Van Hove, Petra Van Mulders, Gerrit Van Onsem, Caterina Vernieri, Jesus Vizan, Roberval Walsh, Jinzhong Zhang
[Full text] CMS internal document supporting CMS-BTV-13-001
Private experimental note. 26th August.


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