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  1. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 2017 Dec 15;119(24):242001.
    PMID: 29286735 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.242001
    The first observation of top quark production in proton-nucleus collisions is reported using proton-lead data collected by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC at a nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass energy of sqrt[s_{NN}]=8.16  TeV. The measurement is performed using events with exactly one isolated electron or muon candidate and at least four jets. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 174  nb^{-1}. The significance of the tt[over ¯] signal against the background-only hypothesis is above 5 standard deviations. The measured cross section is σ_{tt[over ¯]}=45±8  nb, consistent with predictions from perturbative quantum chromodynamics.
  2. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 2017 Dec 01;119(22):221802.
    PMID: 29286783 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.221802
    A search for a signal consistent with the type-III seesaw mechanism in events with three or more electrons or muons is presented. The data sample consists of proton-proton collisions at sqrt[s]=13  TeV collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2016 and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9  fb^{-1}. Selection criteria based on the number of leptons and the invariant mass of oppositely charged lepton pairs are used to distinguish the signal from the standard model background. The observations are consistent with the expectations from standard model processes. The results are used to place limits on the production of heavy fermions of the type-III seesaw model as a function of the branching ratio to each lepton flavor. In the scenario of equal branching fractions to each lepton flavor, heavy fermions with masses below 840 GeV are excluded. This is the most sensitive probe to date of the type-III seesaw mechanism.
  3. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 2019 Jan 18;122(2):021801.
    PMID: 30720313 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.021801
    A search for the Higgs boson decaying to two oppositely charged muons is presented using data recorded by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC in 2016 at a center-of-mass energy sqrt[s]=13  TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9  fb^{-1}. Data are found to be compatible with the predicted background. For a Higgs boson with a mass of 125.09 GeV, the 95% confidence level observed (background-only expected) upper limit on the production cross section times the branching fraction to a pair of muons is found to be 3.0 (2.5) times the standard model expectation. In combination with data recorded at center-of-mass energies sqrt[s]=7 and 8 TeV, the background-only expected upper limit improves to 2.2 times the standard model value with a standard model expected significance of 1.0 standard deviation. The corresponding observed upper limit is 2.9 with an observed significance of 0.9 standard deviation. This corresponds to an observed upper limit on the standard model Higgs boson branching fraction to muons of 6.4×10^{-4} and to an observed signal strength of 1.0±1.0(stat)±0.1(syst).
  4. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 2018 Dec 14;121(24):241802.
    PMID: 30608761 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.241802
    Three of the most significant measured deviations from standard model predictions, the enhanced decay rate for B→D^{(*)}τν, hints of lepton universality violation in B→K^{(*)}ℓℓ decays, and the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, can be explained by the existence of leptoquarks (LQs) with large couplings to third-generation quarks and masses at the TeV scale. The existence of these states can be probed at the LHC in high energy proton-proton collisions. A novel search is presented for pair production of LQs coupled to a top quark and a muon using data at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9  fb^{-1}, recorded by the CMS experiment. No deviation from the standard model prediction has been observed and scalar LQs decaying exclusively into tμ are excluded up to masses of 1420 GeV. The results of this search are combined with those from previous searches for LQ decays into tτ and bν, which excluded scalar LQs below masses of 900 and 1080 GeV. Vector LQs are excluded up to masses of 1190 GeV for all possible combinations of branching fractions to tμ, tτ and bν. With this analysis, all relevant couplings of LQs with an electric charge of -1/3 to third-generation quarks are probed for the first time.
  5. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 2018 Dec 14;121(24):242301.
    PMID: 30608764 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.242301
    Measurements of fragmentation functions for jets associated with an isolated photon are presented for the first time in pp and Pb-Pb collisions. The analysis uses data collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC at a nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass energy of 5.02 TeV. Fragmentation functions are obtained for jets with p_{T}^{jet}>30  GeV/c in events containing an isolated photon with p_{T}^{γ}>60  GeV/c, using charged tracks with transverse momentum p_{T}^{trk}>1  GeV/c in a cone around the jet axis. The association with an isolated photon constrains the initial p_{T} and azimuthal angle of the parton whose shower produced the jet. For central Pb-Pb collisions, modifications of the jet fragmentation functions are observed when compared to those measured in pp collisions, while no significant differences are found in the 50% most peripheral collisions. Jets in central Pb-Pb events show an excess (depletion) of low (high) p_{T} particles, with a transition around 3  GeV/c. This measurement shows for the first time the in-medium shower modifications of partons (quark dominated) with well-defined initial kinematics. It constitutes a new well-controlled reference for testing theoretical models of the parton passage through the quark-gluon plasma.
  6. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 2018 Nov 30;121(22):221802.
    PMID: 30547617 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.221802
    The first evidence of events consistent with the production of a single top quark in association with a photon is reported. The analysis is based on proton-proton collisions at sqrt[s]=13  TeV and recorded by the CMS experiment in 2016, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9  fb^{-1}. Events are selected by requiring the presence of a muon (μ), a photon (γ), an imbalance in transverse momentum from an undetected neutrino (ν), and at least two jets (j) of which exactly one is identified as associated with the hadronization of a b quark. A multivariate discriminant based on topological and kinematic event properties is employed to separate signal from background processes. An excess above the background-only hypothesis is observed, with a significance of 4.4 standard deviations. A fiducial cross section is measured for isolated photons with transverse momentum greater than 25 GeV in the central region of the detector. The measured product of the cross section and branching fraction is σ(pp→tγj)B(t→μνb)=115±17(stat)±30(syst)  fb, which is consistent with the standard model prediction.
  7. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Eur Phys J C Part Fields, 2019;79(3):269.
    PMID: 30971865 DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6752-1
    Measurements are presented of associated production of a
    W
    boson and a charm quark (

    W
    +
    c

    ) in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13



    Te



    . The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35.7



    fb

    -
    1



    collected by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC. The
    W
    bosons are identified by their decay into a muon and a neutrino. The charm quarks are tagged via the full reconstruction of



    D








    (
    2010
    )

    ±


    mesons that decay via




    D








    (
    2010
    )

    ±





    D

    0

    +

    π
    ±




    K



    +

    π
    ±

    +

    π
    ±


    . A cross section is measured in the fiducial region defined by the muon transverse momentum


    p

    T

    μ

    >
    26


    Ge



    , muon pseudorapidity


    |


    η
    μ


    |
    <
    2.4


    , and charm quark transverse momentum


    p

    T

    c

    >
    5


    Ge



    . The inclusive cross section for this kinematic range is

    σ

    (
    W
    +
    c
    )

    =
    1026
    ±
    31

    (stat)





    +
    76







    -
    72






    (syst) pb

    . The cross section is also measured differentially as a function of the pseudorapidity of the muon from the
    W
    boson decay. These measurements are compared with theoretical predictions and are used to probe the strange quark content of the proton.
  8. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Eur Phys J C Part Fields, 2018;78(9):789.
    PMID: 30956565 DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-6242-x
    A search is presented for physics beyond the standard model, based on measurements of dijet angular distributions in proton-proton collisions at


    s

    =
    13
    TeV

    . The data collected with the CMS detector at the LHC correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35.9



    fb

    -
    1



    . The observed distributions, corrected to particle level, are found to be in agreement with predictions from perturbative quantum chromodynamics that include electroweak corrections. Constraints are placed on models containing quark contact interactions, extra spatial dimensions, quantum black holes, or dark matter, using the detector-level distributions. In a benchmark model where only left-handed quarks participate, contact interactions are excluded at the 95% confidence level up to a scale of 12.8 or 17.5TeV, for destructive or constructive interference, respectively. The most stringent lower limits to date are set on the ultraviolet cutoff in the Arkani-Hamed-Dimopoulos-Dvali model of extra dimensions. In the Giudice-Rattazzi-Wells convention, the cutoff scale is excluded up to 10.1TeV. The production of quantum black holes is excluded for masses below 5.9 and 8.2TeV, depending on the model. For the first time, lower limits between 2.0 and 4.6TeVare set on the mass of a dark matter mediator for (axial-)vector mediators, for the universal quark coupling


    g
    q

    =
    1.0

    .
  9. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 2019 Mar 29;122(12):121803.
    PMID: 30978057 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.121803
    This Letter describes a search for Higgs boson pair production using the combined results from four final states: bbγγ, bbττ, bbbb, and bbVV, where V represents a W or Z boson. The search is performed using data collected in 2016 by the CMS experiment from LHC proton-proton collisions at sqrt[s]=13  TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9  fb^{-1}. Limits are set on the Higgs boson pair production cross section. A 95% confidence level observed (expected) upper limit on the nonresonant production cross section is set at 22.2 (12.8) times the standard model value. A search for narrow resonances decaying to Higgs boson pairs is also performed in the mass range 250-3000 GeV. No evidence for a signal is observed, and upper limits are set on the resonance production cross section.
  10. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Eur Phys J C Part Fields, 2019;79(2):94.
    PMID: 30872972 DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6562-5
    A search is presented for decays of
    Z
    and Higgs bosons to a

    J
    /
    ψ

    meson and a photon, with the subsequent decay of the

    J
    /
    ψ

    to


    μ
    +


    μ
    -


    . The analysis uses data from proton-proton collisions with an integrated luminosity of 35.9



    fb

    -
    1



    at


    s

    =
    13

    TeV

    collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. The observed limit on the

    Z


    J
    /
    ψ

    γ

    decay branching fraction, assuming that the

    J
    /
    ψ

    meson is produced unpolarized, is

    1.4
    ×

    10

    -
    6



    at 95% confidence level, which corresponds to a rate higher than expected in the standard model by a factor of 15. For extreme-polarization scenarios, the observed limit changes from

    -
    13.6

    to

    +
    8.6
    %

    with respect to the unpolarized scenario. The observed upper limit on the branching fraction for

    H


    J
    /
    ψ

    γ

    where the

    J
    /
    ψ

    meson is assumed to be transversely polarized is

    7.6
    ×

    10

    -
    4



    , a factor of 260 larger than the standard model prediction. The results for the Higgs boson are combined with previous data from proton-proton collisions at


    s

    =
    8

    TeV

    to produce an observed upper limit on the branching fraction for

    H


    J
    /
    ψ

    γ

    that is a factor of 220 larger than the standard model value.
  11. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Eur Phys J C Part Fields, 2019;79(1):20.
    PMID: 30872964 DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-6482-9
    Measurements of inclusive isolated-photon and photon+jet production in proton-proton collisions at


    s

    =
    13

    TeV

    are presented. The analysis uses data collected by the CMS experiment in 2015, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.26



    fb

    -
    1



    . The cross section for inclusive isolated photon production is measured as a function of the photon transverse energy in a fiducial region. The cross section for photon+jet production is measured as a function of the photon transverse energy in the same fiducial region with identical photon requirements and with the highest transverse momentum jet. All measurements are in agreement with predictions from next-to-leading-order perturbative QCD.
  12. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Eur Phys J C Part Fields, 2018;78(11):965.
    PMID: 30881214 DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-6373-0
    The production of a
    Z
    boson, decaying to two charged leptons, in association with jets in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13


    TeV

    is measured. Data recorded with the CMS detector at the LHC are used that correspond to an integrated luminosity of 2.19



    fb
    -1


    . The cross section is measured as a function of the jet multiplicity and its dependence on the transverse momentum of the
    Z
    boson, the jet kinematic variables (transverse momentum and rapidity), the scalar sum of the jet momenta, which quantifies the hadronic activity, and the balance in transverse momentum between the reconstructed jet recoil and the
    Z
    boson. The measurements are compared with predictions from four different calculations. The first two merge matrix elements with different parton multiplicities in the final state and parton showering, one of which includes one-loop corrections. The third is a fixed-order calculation with next-to-next-to-leading order accuracy for the process with a
    Z
    boson and one parton in the final state. The fourth combines the fully differential next-to-next-to-leading order calculation of the process with no parton in the final state with next-to-next-to-leading logarithm resummation and parton showering.
  13. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Eur Phys J C Part Fields, 2018;78(9):707.
    PMID: 30839784 DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-6143-z
    A search for pair production of heavy scalar leptoquarks (LQs), each decaying into a top quark and a
    τ
    lepton, is presented. The search considers final states with an electron or a muon, one or two
    τ
    leptons that decayed to hadrons, and additional jets. The data were collected in 2016 in proton-proton collisions at


    s

    =
    13


    Te



    with the CMS detector at the LHC, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35.9



    fb

    -
    1



    . No evidence for pair production of LQs is found. Assuming a branching fraction of unity for the decay

    LQ

    t
    τ

    , upper limits on the production cross section are set as a function of LQ mass, excluding masses below 900



    Ge



    at 95% confidence level. These results provide the most stringent limits to date on the production of scalar LQs that decay to a top quark and a
    τ
    lepton.
  14. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Eur Phys J C Part Fields, 2018;78(9):697.
    PMID: 30839770 DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-6144-y
    Pseudorapidity, transverse momentum, and multiplicity distributions are measured in the pseudorapidity range

    |
    η
    |
    <
    2.4

    for charged particles with transverse momenta satisfying


    p
    T

    >
    0.5

    GeV

    in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of


    s

    =
    13

    TeV

    . Measurements are presented in three different event categories. The most inclusive of the categories corresponds to an inelastic
    p

    p
    data set, while the other two categories are exclusive subsets of the inelastic sample that are either enhanced or depleted in single diffractive dissociation events. The measurements are compared to predictions from Monte Carlo event generators used to describe high-energy hadronic interactions in collider and cosmic-ray physics.
  15. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Eur Phys J C Part Fields, 2018;78(9):701.
    PMID: 30839773 DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-6148-7
    A measurement is presented of the effective leptonic weak mixing angle (


    sin
    2


    θ
    eff



    ) using the forward-backward asymmetry of Drell-Yan lepton pairs (

    μ
    μ

    and
    e

    e
    ) produced in proton-proton collisions at


    s

    =
    8

    TeV

    at the CMS experiment of the LHC. The data correspond to integrated luminosities of 18.8 and

    19.6



    fb

    -
    1




    in the dimuon and dielectron channels, respectively, containing 8.2 million dimuon and 4.9 million dielectron events. With more events and new analysis techniques, including constraints obtained on the parton distribution functions from the measured forward-backward asymmetry, the statistical and systematic uncertainties are significantly reduced relative to previous CMS measurements. The extracted value of


    sin
    2


    θ
    eff



    from the combined dilepton data is


    sin
    2


    θ
    eff


    =
    0.23101
    ±
    0.00036

    (stat)
    ±
    0.00018

    (syst)
    ±
    0.00016

    (theo)
    ±
    0.00031

    (parton distributions in proton)
    =
    0.23101
    ±
    0.00053

    .
  16. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Eur Phys J C Part Fields, 2019;79(2):90.
    PMID: 30814908 DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6556-3
    A search is presented for the single production of vector-like quarks in proton-proton collisions at


    s

    =
    13

    TeV

    . The data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9



    fb

    -
    1



    , were recorded with the CMS experiment at the LHC. The analysis focuses on the vector-like quark decay into a top quark and a
    W
    boson, with one muon or electron in the final state. The mass of the vector-like quark candidate is reconstructed from hadronic jets, the lepton, and the missing transverse momentum. Methods for the identification of
    b
    quarks and of highly Lorentz boosted hadronically decaying top quarks and
    W
    bosons are exploited in this search. No significant deviation from the standard model background expectation is observed. Exclusion limits at 95% confidence level are set on the product of the production cross section and branching fraction as a function of the vector-like quark mass, which range from 0.3 to 0.03


    pb

    for vector-like quark masses of 700 to 2000


    GeV

    . Mass exclusion limits up to 1660


    GeV

    are obtained, depending on the vector-like quark type, coupling, and decay width. These represent the most stringent exclusion limits for the single production of vector-like quarks in this channel.
  17. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Eur Phys J C Part Fields, 2019;79(2):123.
    PMID: 30863200 DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6620-z
    Measurements of normalized differential cross sections as functions of the multiplicity and kinematic variables of charged-particle tracks from the underlying event in top quark and antiquark pair production are presented. The measurements are performed in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13



    Te



    , and are based on data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2016 corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9



    fb

    -
    1



    . Events containing one electron, one muon, and two jets from the hadronization and fragmentation of
    b
    quarks are used. These measurements characterize, for the first time, properties of the underlying event in top quark pair production and show no deviation from the universality hypothesis at energy scales typically above twice the top quark mass.
  18. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 2019 Mar 01;122(8):081804.
    PMID: 30932612 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.081804
    A search for heavy, narrow resonances decaying to a Higgs boson and a photon (Hγ) has been performed in proton-proton collision data at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9  fb^{-1} collected with the CMS detector at the LHC in 2016. Events containing a photon and a Lorentz-boosted hadronically decaying Higgs boson reconstructed as a single, large-radius jet are considered, and the γ+jet invariant mass spectrum is analyzed for the presence of narrow resonances. To increase the sensitivity of the search, events are categorized depending on whether or not the large-radius jet can be identified as a result of the merging of two jets originating from b quarks. Results in both categories are found to agree with the predictions of the standard model. Upper limits on the production rate of Hγ resonances are set as a function of their mass in the range of 720-3250 GeV, representing the most stringent constraints to date.
  19. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Eur Phys J C Part Fields, 2019;79(5):421.
    PMID: 31178657 DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6909-y
    Combined measurements of the production and decay rates of the Higgs boson, as well as its couplings to vector bosons and fermions, are presented. The analysis uses the LHC proton-proton collision data set recorded with the CMS detector in 2016 at


    s

    =
    13


    Te



    , corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9



    fb

    -
    1



    . The combination is based on analyses targeting the five main Higgs boson production mechanisms (gluon fusion, vector boson fusion, and associated production with a
    W
    or
    Z
    boson, or a top quark-antiquark pair) and the following decay modes:

    H

    γ
    γ

    ,

    Z
    Z

    ,

    W
    W

    ,

    τ
    τ

    ,

    b
    b

    , and

    μ
    μ

    . Searches for invisible Higgs boson decays are also considered. The best-fit ratio of the signal yield to the standard model expectation is measured to be

    μ
    =
    1.17
    ±
    0.10

    , assuming a Higgs boson mass of

    125.09


    Ge



    . Additional results are given for various assumptions on the scaling behavior of the production and decay modes, including generic parametrizations based on ratios of cross sections and branching fractions or couplings. The results are compatible with the standard model predictions in all parametrizations considered. In addition, constraints are placed on various two Higgs doublet models.
  20. Sirunyan AM, Tumasyan A, Adam W, Ambrogi F, Asilar E, Bergauer T, et al.
    Eur Phys J C Part Fields, 2019;79(4):364.
    PMID: 31180390 DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6855-8
    A search for the pair production of heavy vector-like partners
    T
    and
    B
    of the top and bottom quarks has been performed by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC using proton-proton collisions at


    s

    =
    13


    Te



    . The data sample was collected in 2016 and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9



    fb

    -
    1



    . Final states studied for

    T

    T
    ¯


    production include those where one of the
    T
    quarks decays via

    T

    t
    Z

    and the other via

    T

    b
    W

    ,

    t
    Z

    , or

    t
    H

    , where
    H
    is a Higgs boson. For the

    B

    B
    ¯


    case, final states include those where one of the
    B
    quarks decays via

    B

    b
    Z

    and the other

    B

    t
    W

    ,

    b
    Z

    , or

    b
    H

    . Events with two oppositely charged electrons or muons, consistent with coming from the decay of a
    Z
    boson, and jets are investigated. The number of observed events is consistent with standard model background estimations. Lower limits at 95% confidence level are placed on the masses of the
    T
    and
    B
    quarks for a range of branching fractions. Assuming 100% branching fractions for

    T

    t
    Z

    , and

    B

    b
    Z

    ,
    T
    and
    B
    quark mass values below 1280 and 1130



    Ge



    , respectively, are excluded.
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