CMS searches for Higgs boson production in association with top quarks

Thomas Strebler (LLR)

LHC Run 1 has been marked by the successful observation of the Higgs boson by the CMS and ATLAS collaborations and its decay modes into gauge bosons and fermions have been firmly established. With LHC Run 2 and its increase in center-of-mass energy and luminosity, Higgs physics is now entering the realm of precision physics. In particular, the production of a Higgs boson in association with top quarks offers a good opportunity to study the Yukawa coupling of the Higgs boson to the top quark at tree-level. The CMS collaboration has already released a large variety of results on this process using the substantial amount of data collected in 2016. A review of the latest CMS results on this topic will be presented in that talk, focusing on the challenges met by those analyses and the advanced signal extraction techniques which have been developed for those.