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Kastanas, Konstatinos A.ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-6945-1916
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Aaboud, M., Kastanas, K. A., Lund-Jensen, B., Ohm, C., Ripellino, G., Sidebo, P. E., . . . Zwalinski, L. (2021). A search for the dimuon decay of the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, 812, Article ID 135980.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A search for the dimuon decay of the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector
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2021 (English)In: Physics Letters B, ISSN 0370-2693, E-ISSN 1873-2445, Vol. 812, article id 135980Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A search for the dimuon decay of the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson is performed using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb(-1) collected with the ATLAS detector in Run 2 pp collisions at root s = 13 TeV at the Large Hadron Collider. The observed (expected) significance over the background-only hypothesis for a Higgs boson with a mass of 125.09 GeV is 2.0 sigma (1.7 sigma). The observed upper limit on the cross section times branching ratio for pp -> H -> mu mu is 2.2 times the SM prediction at 95% confidence level, while the expected limit on a H -> mu mu signal assuming the absence (presence) of a SM signal is 1.1(2.0). The best-fit value of the signal strength parameter, defined as the ratio of the observed signal yield to the one expected in the SM, is mu = 1.2 +/- 0.6.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier BV, 2021
National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-289939 (URN)10.1016/j.physletb.2020.135980 (DOI)000608167600020 ()2-s2.0-85110283912 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20210216

Available from: 2021-02-16 Created: 2021-02-16 Last updated: 2024-03-15Bibliographically approved
Aaboud, M., Kastanas, K. A., Jensen, B., Ohm, C., Ripellino, G., Sidebo, P. E., . . . Zwalinski, L. (2021). Differential cross-section measurements for the electroweak production of dijets in association with a Z boson in proton-proton collisions at ATLAS. European Physical Journal C, 81(2), Article ID 163.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Differential cross-section measurements for the electroweak production of dijets in association with a Z boson in proton-proton collisions at ATLAS
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2021 (English)In: European Physical Journal C, ISSN 1434-6044, E-ISSN 1434-6052, Vol. 81, no 2, article id 163Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Differential cross-sectionmeasurements are presented for the electroweak production of two jets in association with a Z boson. These measurements are sensitive to the vector-boson fusion production mechanism and provide a fundamental test of the gauge structure of the Standard Model. The analysis is performed using proton-proton collision data collected by ATLAS at root s = 13 TeV and with an integrated luminosity of 139 fb(-1). The differential cross-sections are measured in the Z -> l(+)l(-) decay channel (l = e, mu) as a function of four observables: the dijet invariant mass, the rapidity interval spanned by the two jets, the signed azimuthal angle between the two jets, and the transverse momentum of the dilepton pair. The data are corrected for the effects of detector inefficiency and resolution and are sufficiently precise to distinguish between different state-of-the-art theoretical predictions calculated using Powheg+Pythia8, Herwig7+Vbfnlo and Sherpa 2.2. The differential cross-sections are used to search for anomalous weak-boson self-interactions using a dimension-six effective field theory. Themeasurement of the signed azimuthal angle between the two jets is found to be particularly sensitive to the interference between the Standard-Model and dimension-six scattering amplitudes and provides a direct test of charge-conjugation and parity invariance in the weak-boson self-interactions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER, 2021
National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-292261 (URN)10.1140/epjc/s10052-020-08734-w (DOI)000620538400001 ()2-s2.0-85101266394 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20210401

Available from: 2021-04-01 Created: 2021-04-01 Last updated: 2022-06-25Bibliographically approved
Aaboud, M., Kastanas, K. A., Jensen, B., Ohm, C., Ripellino, G., Sidebo, P. E., . . . et al., . (2021). Measurement of hadronic event shapes in high-p(T) multijet final states at root s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP) (1), Article ID 188.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Measurement of hadronic event shapes in high-p(T) multijet final states at root s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
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2021 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1126-6708, E-ISSN 1029-8479, no 1, article id 188Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A measurement of event-shape variables in proton-proton collisions at large momentum transfer is presented using data collected at root s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Six event-shape variables calculated using hadronic jets are studied in inclusive multijet events using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb(-1). Measurements are performed in bins of jet multiplicity and in different ranges of the scalar sum of the transverse momenta of the two leading jets, reaching scales beyond 2 TeV. These measurements are compared with predictions from Monte Carlo event generators containing leading-order or next-to-leading order matrix elements matched to parton showers simulated to leading-logarithm accuracy. At low jet multiplicities, shape discrepancies between the measurements and the Monte Carlo predictions are observed. At high jet multiplicities, the shapes are better described but discrepancies in the normalisation are observed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Nature, 2021
Keywords
Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-291795 (URN)10.1007/JHEP01(2021)188 (DOI)000613473000001 ()2-s2.0-85100231076 (Scopus ID)
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Correction: Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2021, issue. 12. DOI:10.1007/JHEP12(2021)053, ISI:000732954400001, Scopus:2-s2.0-85131010119

QC 20210323

Available from: 2021-03-23 Created: 2021-03-23 Last updated: 2023-02-23Bibliographically approved
Aaboud, M., Kastanas, K. A., Jensen, B., Ohm, C., Ripellino, G., Sidebo, P. E., . . . Zwalinski, L. (2021). Measurement of the associated production of a Higgs boson decaying into b-quarks with a vector boson at high transverse momentum in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, 816, Article ID 136204.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Measurement of the associated production of a Higgs boson decaying into b-quarks with a vector boson at high transverse momentum in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
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2021 (English)In: Physics Letters B, ISSN 0370-2693, E-ISSN 1873-2445, Vol. 816, article id 136204Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The associated production of a Higgs boson with a W or Z boson decaying into leptons and where the Higgs boson decays to a b (b) over bar pair is measured in the high vector-boson transverse momentum regime, above 250 GeV, with the ATLAS detector. The analysed data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb(-1), were collected in proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider between 2015 and 2018 at a centre-of-mass energy of root s = 13 TeV. The measured signal strength, defined as the ratio of the measured signal yield to that predicted by the Standard Model, is 0.72(-0.36)(+0.39) corresponding to an observed (expected) significance of 2.1 (2.7) standard deviations. Cross-sections of associated production of a Higgs boson decaying into b quark pairs with a W or Z gauge boson, decaying into leptons, are measured in two exclusive vector boson transverse momentum regions, 250-400 GeV and above 400 GeV, and interpreted as constraints on anomalous couplings in the framework of a Standard Model effective field theory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier BV, 2021
National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-296187 (URN)10.1016/j.physletb.2021.136204 (DOI)000647421500036 ()2-s2.0-85110134111 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20210531

Available from: 2021-05-31 Created: 2021-05-31 Last updated: 2022-06-25Bibliographically approved
Aaboud, M., Kastanas, K. A., Lund-Jensen, B., Ohm, C., Ripellino, G., Sidebo, P. E., . . . et al, . (2021). Measurement of the jet mass in high transverse momentum Z(-> b(b)over-bar)gamma production at root s=13 TeV using the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, 812, Article ID 135991.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Measurement of the jet mass in high transverse momentum Z(-> b(b)over-bar)gamma production at root s=13 TeV using the ATLAS detector
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2021 (English)In: Physics Letters B, ISSN 0370-2693, E-ISSN 1873-2445, Vol. 812, article id 135991Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The integrated fiducial cross-section and unfolded differential jet mass spectrum of high transverse momentum Z -> b (b) over bar decays are measured in Z gamma events in proton-proton collisions at root s = 13 TeV. The data analysed were collected between 2015 and 2016 with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb(-1). Photons are required to have a transverse momentum p(T) > 175 GeV. The Z -> b (b) over bar decay is reconstructed using a jet with p(T) > 200 GeV, found with the anti-k(t) R = 1.0 jet algorithm, and groomed to remove soft and wide-angle radiation and to mitigate contributions from the underlying event and additional proton-proton collisions. Two different but related measurements are performed using two jet grooming definitions for reconstructing the Z -> b (b) over bar decay: trimming and soft drop. These algorithms differ in their experimental and phenomenological implications regarding jet mass reconstruction and theoretical precision. To identify Zbosons, b-tagged R = 0.2 track-jets matched to the groomed large-R calorimeter jet are used as a proxy for the b-quarks. The signal yield is determined from fits of the data-driven background templates to the different jet mass distributions for the two grooming methods. Integrated fiducial cross-sections and unfolded jet mass spectra for each grooming method are compared with leading-order theoretical predictions. The results are found to be in good agreement with Standard Model expectations within the current statistical and systematic uncertainties.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier BV, 2021
National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-289938 (URN)10.1016/j.physletb.2020.135991 (DOI)000608167600013 ()2-s2.0-85108391778 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20220330

Available from: 2021-02-17 Created: 2021-02-17 Last updated: 2022-06-25Bibliographically approved
Aaboud, M., Kastanas, K. A., Lund-Jensen, B., Ohm, C., Ripellino, G., Sidebo, P. E., . . . et al., . (2021). Measurements of top-quark pair single- and double-differential cross-sections in the all-hadronic channel in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV using the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP) (1), Article ID 033.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Measurements of top-quark pair single- and double-differential cross-sections in the all-hadronic channel in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV using the ATLAS detector
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2021 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1126-6708, E-ISSN 1029-8479, no 1, article id 033Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Differential cross-sections are measured for top-quark pair production in the all-hadronic decay mode, using proton-proton collision events collected by the ATLAS experiment in which all six decay jets are separately resolved. Absolute and normalised single- and double-differential cross-sections are measured at particle and parton level as a function of various kinematic variables. Emphasis is placed on well-measured observables in fully reconstructed final states, as well as on the study of correlations between the top-quark pair system and additional jet radiation identified in the event. The study is performed using data from proton-proton collisions at root s = 13 TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at CERN's Large Hadron Collider in 2015 and 2016, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb(-1). The rapidities of the individual top quarks and of the top-quark pair are well modelled by several independent event generators. Significant mismodelling is observed in the transverse momenta of the leading three jet emissions, while the leading top-quark transverse momentum and top-quark pair transverse momentum are both found to be incompatible with several theoretical predictions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Nature, 2021
Keywords
Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments), Top physics
National Category
Physical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-289518 (URN)10.1007/JHEP01(2021)033 (DOI)000607134800001 ()2-s2.0-85104381068 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20210209

Available from: 2021-02-09 Created: 2021-02-09 Last updated: 2022-06-25Bibliographically approved
Aaboud, M., Kastanas, K. A., Jensen, B., Ohm, C., Ripellino, G., Sidebo, P. E., . . . et al., . (2021). Measurements of WH and ZH production in the H -> bb decay channel in pp collisions at 13Te with the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C, 81(2), Article ID 178.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Measurements of WH and ZH production in the H -> bb decay channel in pp collisions at 13Te with the ATLAS detector
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2021 (English)In: European Physical Journal C, ISSN 1434-6044, E-ISSN 1434-6052, Vol. 81, no 2, article id 178Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Measurements of the Standard Model Higgs boson decaying into a bb¯ pair and produced in association with a W or Z boson decaying into leptons, using proton–proton collision data collected between 2015 and 2018 by the ATLAS detector, are presented. The measurements use collisions produced by the Large Hadron Collider at a centre-of-mass energy of s=13Te, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139fb-1. The production of a Higgs boson in association with a W or Z boson is established with observed (expected) significances of 4.0 (4.1) and 5.3 (5.1) standard deviations, respectively. Cross-sections of associated production of a Higgs boson decaying into bottom quark pairs with an electroweak gauge boson, W or Z, decaying into leptons are measured as a function of the gauge boson transverse momentum in kinematic fiducial volumes. The cross-section measurements are all consistent with the Standard Model expectations, and the total uncertainties vary from 30% in the high gauge boson transverse momentum regions to 85% in the low regions. Limits are subsequently set on the parameters of an effective Lagrangian sensitive to modifications of the WH and ZH processes as well as the Higgs boson decay into bb¯.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER, 2021
National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-292260 (URN)10.1140/epjc/s10052-020-08677-2 (DOI)000623088700004 ()2-s2.0-85101393580 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20210401

Available from: 2021-04-01 Created: 2021-04-01 Last updated: 2022-06-25Bibliographically approved
Aaboud, M., Kastanas, K. A., Lund-Jensen, B., Ohm, C., Ripellino, G., Sidebo, P. E., . . . et al., . (2021). Measurements of W+W- + >= 1 jet production cross-sections in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP) (6), Article ID 003.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Measurements of W+W- + >= 1 jet production cross-sections in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
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2021 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1126-6708, E-ISSN 1029-8479, no 6, article id 003Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Fiducial and differential cross-section measurements of W+W- production in association with at least one hadronic jet are presented. These measurements are sensitive to the properties of electroweak-boson self-interactions and provide a test of perturbative quantum chromodynamics and the electroweak theory. The analysis is performed using proton-proton collision data collected at root s = 13TeV with the ATLAS experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb(-1). Events are selected with exactly one oppositely charged electron-muon pair and at least one hadronic jet with a transverse momentum of p(T) > 30 GeV and a pseudorapidity of vertical bar eta vertical bar < 4.5. After subtracting the background contributions and correcting for detector effects, the jet-inclusive W+W-+ >= 1 jet fiducial cross-section and W+W-+ jets differential cross-sections with respect to several kinematic variables are measured. These measurements include leptonic quantities, such as the lepton transverse momenta and the transverse mass of the W+W- system, as well as jet-related observables such as the leading jet transverse momentum and the jet multiplicity. Limits on anomalous triple-gauge-boson couplings are obtained in a phase space where interference between the Standard Model amplitude and the anomalous amplitude is enhanced.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER, 2021
Keywords
Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-298872 (URN)10.1007/JHEP06(2021)003 (DOI)000683416500001 ()2-s2.0-85108237783 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20211110

Available from: 2021-07-20 Created: 2021-07-20 Last updated: 2023-01-04Bibliographically approved
Aaboud, M., Kastanas, K. A., Lund-Jensen, B., Ohm, C., Ripellino, G., Sidebo, P. E., . . . Zwalinski, L. (2021). Observation of photon-induced W+ W- production in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV using the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, 816, Article ID 136190.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Observation of photon-induced W+ W- production in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV using the ATLAS detector
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2021 (English)In: Physics Letters B, ISSN 0370-2693, E-ISSN 1873-2445, Vol. 816, article id 136190Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This letter reports the observation of photon-induced production of W-boson pairs, gamma gamma -> WW. The analysis uses 139 fb(-1) of LHC proton-proton collision data taken at root s = 13 TeV recorded by the ATLAS experiment during the years 2015-2018. The measurement is performed selecting one electron and one muon, corresponding to the decay of the diboson system as WW -> e(+/-)nu mu(-/+)nu final state. The background-only hypothesis is rejected with a significance of well above 5 standard deviations consistent with the expectation from Monte Carlo simulation. A cross section for the gamma gamma -> WW process of 3.13 +/- 0.31(stat.) +/- 0.28(syst.) fb is measured in a fiducial volume close to the acceptance of the detector, by requiring an electron and a muon of opposite signs with large dilepton transverse momentum and exactly zero additional charged particles. This is found to be in agreement with the Standard Model prediction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier BV, 2021
National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-295842 (URN)10.1016/j.physletb.2021.136190 (DOI)000647421500033 ()2-s2.0-85112780142 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20220427

Available from: 2021-06-04 Created: 2021-06-04 Last updated: 2023-01-04Bibliographically approved
Aaboud, M., Kastanas, K. A., Jensen, B., Ohm, C., Ripellino, G., Sidebo, P. E., . . . et al., . (2021). Optimisation of large-radius jet reconstruction for the ATLAS detector in 13 TeV proton-proton collisions. European Physical Journal C, 81(4), Article ID 334.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Optimisation of large-radius jet reconstruction for the ATLAS detector in 13 TeV proton-proton collisions
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2021 (English)In: European Physical Journal C, ISSN 1434-6044, E-ISSN 1434-6052, Vol. 81, no 4, article id 334Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Jet substructure has provided new opportunities for searches and measurements at the LHC, and has seen continuous development since the optimization of the large-radius jet definition used by ATLAS was performed during Run 1. A range of new inputs to jet reconstruction, pile-up mitigation techniques and jet grooming algorithms motivate an optimisation of large-radius jet reconstruction for ATLAS. In this paper, this optimisation procedure is presented, and the performance of a wide range of large-radius jet definitions is compared. The relative performance of these jet definitions is assessed using metrics such as their pileup stability, ability to identify hadronically decaying W bosons and top quarks with large transverse momenta. A new type of jet input object, called a 'unified flow object' is introduced which combines calorimeter- and inner-detector-based signals in order to achieve optimal performance across a wide kinematic range. Large-radius jet definitions are identified which significantly improve on the current ATLAS baseline definition, and their modelling is studied using pp collisions recorded by the ATLAS detector at TeV during 2017.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Nature, 2021
National Category
Subatomic Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-296105 (URN)10.1140/epjc/s10052-021-09054-3 (DOI)000641660400005 ()2-s2.0-85104634185 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20210601

Available from: 2021-06-01 Created: 2021-06-01 Last updated: 2022-06-25Bibliographically approved
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