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## 2007 CERN Summer student workshop

### Exercises

Discover the Higgs at the LHC:

• Find the best prediction for Higgs production at the LHC here.
• Find the Higgs branching ratios here.

Choose a channel and investigate signal and background:

1. The 4 lepton final state: %%
2. The 2 lepton + missing Et final state: %%
3. Top associated production %% with %%

### The Challenge

Three "black boxes" are given, in the form of event files in the LHC Olympics format and a series of selected plots:

Black boxes contain only signal events. The students are asked to pair up the boxes above with the following models and also answer to the questions:

• Model 1 : Extra Z (zp) : What its mass? Does it have Standard Model couplings to fermions?
• Model 2 : Heavy Scalar (h): What its mass? Is it a SM Higgs?
• Model 3 : Extra W (wp+ or wp-) : What its mass? Does it have Standard Model couplings to fermions?

Useful extra information:

• In the plots %%.
• A SM-like Z' would decay (more or less democratically) into: jet jet (uu~,cc~,dd~,ss~,bb~), t tbar (tt~), lept+lept- (e+e-,mu+mu-,ta+ta-), neutrino anti-neutrino (ve ve~,vm vm~,vt vt~). It could also have couplings to SM W and Z, and in that case would decay in to ZZ and W+W-.
• An Higgs couple to particles with a strength which is proportional to the particle masses. A SM-like heavy H would decay in to t tbar (tt~), W+W-, ZZ.
• A SM-like W'+ would decay into: jet jet (ud~,cs~), t b (tb~), lept neutrino (e+ ve , mu+ vm, ta+ vt). It could also have couplings to SM W and Z, and in that case would decay in to ZW.

-- Main.FabioMaltoni - 08 Aug 2007