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Analysis of the CP structure of the Yukawa coupling between the Higgs boson and $\tau$ leptons in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV

The CMS collaboration
CMS-HIG-20-006, 2021.

Abstract (data abstract)
The first measurement of the $CP$ structure of the Yukawa coupling between the Higgs boson and $\tau$ leptons is presented. The measurement is based on data collected in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV by the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 137 $\text{fb}^{-1}$. The analysis uses the angular correlation between the decay planes of $\tau$ leptons produced in Higgs boson decays. The effective mixing angle between $CP$-even and $CP$-odd $\tau$ Yukawa couplings is found to be $-1\pm 19^{\circ}$, compared to an expected value of $0\pm 21^{\circ}$ at the 68.3% confidence level. The data disfavour the pure $CP$-odd scenario at 3.0 standard deviations. The results are compatible with predictions for the standard model Higgs boson.

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    Data from Figure 12

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    Observed likelihood scan of $\alpha^{\mathrm{H}\tau\tau}$.

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    Data from Figure 11

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    Expected likelihood scan of $\alpha^{\mathrm{H}\tau\tau}$.

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    Data from Figure 12

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    Observed likelihood scan in the ($\alpha^{\mathrm{H}\tau\tau}$, $\mu$) plane.

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    Data from Figure 13

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    Observed likelihood scan in the ($\kappa_\tau$, $\tilde{\kappa}_\tau$) plane.

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    Data from additional Figure on the public Webpage

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    Observed likelihood scan in the ($\alpha^{\mathrm{H}\tau\tau}$, $\mu_{\text{ggH}}$) plane. The $\mu_{\text{qqH}}$ signal strength modifier is profiled.

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    Data from additional Figure on the public Webpage

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    Observed likelihood scan in the ($\alpha^{\mathrm{H}\tau\tau}$, $\mu_{\text{qqH}}$) plane. The $\mu_{\text{ggH}}$ signal strength modifier is profiled.

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    Data from additional Figure on the public Webpage

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    Observed likelihood scan in the ($\mu_{\text{qqH}}$, $\mu_{\text{ggH}}$) plane. The value of $\alpha^{\mathrm{H}\tau\tau}$ is profiled.

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