Dogangun, Oktay (2015) Study of a Multivariate Technique for the Search of Single Top-Quark Production with sqrt(s) = 8 TeV in the CMS Experiment at CERN. [Tesi di dottorato]


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Item Type: Tesi di dottorato
Resource language: English
Title: Study of a Multivariate Technique for the Search of Single Top-Quark Production with sqrt(s) = 8 TeV in the CMS Experiment at CERN
Date: 31 March 2015
Number of Pages: 90
Institution: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Department: Fisica
Scuola di dottorato: Scienze fisiche
Dottorato: Fisica fondamentale ed applicata
Ciclo di dottorato: 26
Coordinatore del Corso di dottorato:
Date: 31 March 2015
Number of Pages: 90
Keywords: single top-quark production, multivariate analysis, cross-section measurement
Settori scientifico-disciplinari del MIUR: Area 02 - Scienze fisiche > FIS/01 - Fisica sperimentale
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 09:06
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2015 07:22
DOI: 10.6092/UNINA/FEDOA/10083

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This work is presenting a study for the search of the single top-quark production in the CMS Experiment at CERN focusing on the s-channel process and muon decay mode as the final state topology, using a multivariate technique based on the Boosted Decision Trees (BDT) algorithm. The study is based on the collision data collected at 8 TeV in the CMS detector with a luminosity of 19.3 fb^(-1). The multivariate technique is utilized with an optimization procedure for understanding what are the appropriate variables to use for separation of the signal and background events. The BDT output is obtained by optimizing the choice of the input variables by iterating in a feedback loop globally sensitive to the correlation coefficients of the variables. Then, the optimized BDT discriminant is compared with the analysis which was performed without any optimization on the choice of inputs. It has been investigated that the BDT output does not reveal any significant change in the separating power as the most globally correlated variables are removed, iteratively. Therefore, reducing the variable list in this way can be advantageous since it advances our understanding for the physical meaning of the output classifier. This study is a first consideration for the optimization of the BDT analyses in the single top-quark production and in the next step, this results will be used to fit the data accounting the systematic uncertainties and extract the cross-section for the BDT discriminant obtained so far.


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