Measurement of the total and differential Higgs boson production cross-sections at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector by combining the H → ZZ * → 4ℓ and H → γγ decay channels

Aad G., Abbott B., Abbott D., Abeling K., Abidi S., Aboulhorma A., ...More

Journal of High Energy Physics, vol.2023, no.5, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2023 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/jhep05(2023)028
  • Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, INSPEC, zbMATH, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Hadron-Hadron Scattering, Higgs Physics
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The total and differential Higgs boson production cross-sections are measured through a combined statistical analysis of the H → ZZ * → 4ℓ and H → γγ decay channels. The results are based on a dataset of 139 fb −1 of proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The measured total Higgs boson production cross-section is 55.5−3.8+4.0 pb, consistent with the Standard Model prediction of 55.6 ± 2.5 pb. All results from the two decay channels are compatible with each other, and their combination agrees with the Standard Model predictions. A combined statistical interpretation of the measured fiducial cross-sections as a function of the Higgs boson transverse momentum is performed in order to probe the Yukawa couplings to the bottom and charm quarks. A similar interpretation is performed by including also the constraints from the measurements of Higgs boson production in association with a W or Z boson in the H → bb¯ and cc¯ decay channels. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]