Chasing the tail: Results and prospects for boosted Higgs boson searches at CMS
Thanks to recent advances in machine learning for jet tagging, a measurement of the rate of high transverse momentum ($p_T > 450 GeV$) Higgs bosons decaying to b-quark pairs has been performed with the full Run 2 dataset by the CMS collaboration. This measurement opens a new window into the high-energy behavior of Higgs boson production, where many possible beyond-the-standard-model effects are expected to be more apparent. I will present the analysis, discuss opportunities for probing additional boosted hadronic Higgs signatures, and reflect on the statistical and computational challenges faced during the course of this analysis.
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