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Author ORCID Identifier 0000-0001-5067-2735


Open Access Dissertation

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Program


Year Degree Awarded


Month Degree Awarded


First Advisor

Carlo Dallapiccola

Subject Categories

Elementary Particles and Fields and String Theory


This doctoral thesis presents a measurement of the fiducial and differential cross section of vector boson fusion produced Higgs boson.The measurement is taken in the H → WW∗ → lνlν channel with 139 fb−1 of data. Proton-proton collisions from the Large Hadron Collider at √s = 13 TeV were recorded by the ATLAS detector. New analysis techniques using boosted decision trees with a statistical fit are introduced to accurately estimate backgrounds in the signal region. The fiducial cross section is measured to be 1.7 ± 0.42fb. The differential cross section was measured for 13 kinematic variables. No significant deviations from standard model predictions are observed.