@article{65cfdab6094449e18f0eebf18f46c16b,

title = "Observation of the Higgs boson decay to a pair of τ leptons with the CMS detector",

abstract = "A measurement of the H→ττ signal strength is performed using events recorded in proton–proton collisions by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2016 at a center-of-mass energy of 13TeV. The data set corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9fb−1. The H→ττ signal is established with a significance of 4.9 standard deviations, to be compared to an expected significance of 4.7 standard deviations. The best fit of the product of the observed H→ττ signal production cross section and branching fraction is 1.09−0.26 +0.27 times the standard model expectation. The combination with the corresponding measurement performed with data collected by the CMS experiment at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8TeV leads to an observed significance of 5.9 standard deviations, equal to the expected significance. This is the first observation of Higgs boson decays to τ leptons by a single experiment.",

keywords = "CMS, Higgs, LHC, Observation, Physics, Tau",

author = "{The CMS collaboration} and Sirunyan, {A. M.} and A. Tumasyan and W. Adam and F. Ambrogi and E. Asilar and T. Bergauer and J. Brandstetter and E. Brondolin and M. Dragicevic and J. Er{\"o} and M. Flechl and M. Friedl and R. Fr{\"u}hwirth and Ghete, {V. M.} and J. Grossmann and J. Hrubec and M. Jeitler and A. K{\"o}nig and N. Krammer and I. Kr{\"a}tschmer and D. Liko and T. Madlener and I. Mikulec and E. Pree and D. Rabady and N. Rad and H. Rohringer and J. Schieck and R. Sch{\"o}fbeck and M. Spanring and D. Spitzbart and W. Waltenberger and J. Wittmann and Wulz, {C. E.} and M. Zarucki and V. Chekhovsky and V. Mossolov and {Suarez Gonzalez}, J. and {De Wolf}, {E. A.} and {Di Croce}, D. and X. Janssen and J. Lauwers and {Van Haevermaet}, H. and {Van Mechelen}, P. and {Van Remortel}, N. and {Abu Zeid}, S. and F. Blekman and J. D'Hondt and {De Bruyn}, I. and {De Clercq}, J. and K. Deroover and G. Flouris and D. Lontkovskyi and S. Lowette and S. Moortgat and L. Moreels and Q. Python and K. Skovpen and S. Tavernier and {Van Doninck}, W. and {Van Mulders}, P. and {Van Parijs}, I. and D. Beghin and H. Brun and B. Clerbaux and {De Lentdecker}, G. and H. Delannoy and G. Fasanella and L. Favart and R. Goldouzian and A. Grebenyuk and G. Karapostoli and T. Lenzi and J. Luetic and T. Maerschalk and A. Marinov and A. Randle-conde and T. Seva and {Vander Velde}, C. and P. Vanlaer and D. Vannerom and R. Yonamine and F. Zenoni and F. Zhang and Andrew Whitbeck and Nural Akchurin and Shuichi Kunori and Sungwon Lee and Igor Volobouev",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2018 The Author(s) Copyright: Copyright 2018 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.",

year = "2018",

month = apr,

day = "10",

doi = "10.1016/j.physletb.2018.02.004",

language = "English",

volume = "779",

pages = "283--316",

journal = "Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics",

issn = "0370-2693",

}