HEP Seminar-Pierluigi Bortignon-"Design and Performance of the Upgrade of the CMS L1 Trigger"

Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 2:00 pm

During its second run of operation, the LHC delivered proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV with a peak  instantaneous luminosity of 151034cm−2s−1, almost double the peak luminosity reached during LHC Run1 and far larger than the design value.  The upgraded CMS Level-1 trigger is designed to improve the performance at high luminosity and large number of simultaneous  inelastic collisions per crossing (pile-up). During the technical stop at the beginning of 2016, all the electronic boards of the CMS Level-1  trigger have been replaced and the upgraded electronics tested, and  commissioned with data. Smarter, more sophisticated, and innovative algorithms are now the core of the first decision layer of CMS: the  upgraded trigger system implements pattern recognition and MVA  (Boosted Decision Tree) regression techniques in the trigger boards  for transverse momentum assignment, pile-up subtraction, and isolation requirements for electrons and taus. In addition, the new  global trigger is capable of evaluating complex selection algorithms  such as those involving the invariant mass of trigger objects. The upgrade reduces the trigger rate and improves the trigger efficiency for a wide variety of physics signals. In this presentation the upgraded CMS Level-1 trigger design and its performance are described.

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