DOI

10.17077/etd.co8bu9ri

Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Degree

Summer 2017

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Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In

Physics

First Advisor

Onel, Yasar

First Committee Member

Nachtman, Jane

Second Committee Member

Bilki, Burak

Third Committee Member

Acosta, Darin

Fourth Committee Member

Pryor, Craig

Fifth Committee Member

Wohlgenannt, Markus

Abstract

A search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson decaying to two muons in proton-proton collisions with the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment is performed. Building on top of the success of previous CMS analyses (CMS Run I campaign), results are presented using 35.9 fb−1 of data collected over the course of 2016 (CMS Run II campaign) at a center-of-mass energy of √s = 13 TeV.

During the Long Shutdown 1 of the Large Hadron Collider, the CMS detector underwent substantial hardware changes. The second topic discusses the process of calibration of the CMS Hadron Forward Calorimeter in preparation for collisions after LS1.

The final chapter discusses the process of building simulations of calorimeter systems. Walking through all the steps from geometry specification to readout definition the results for two standalone calorimeters are presented that have been proposed as potential replacements for respective CMS components.

Keywords

Geant4, Hadron Forward, Higgs Boson, Standard Model

Pages

xviii, 141 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-141).

Copyright

Copyright © 2017 Viktor Khristenko

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