Jul 16 – 22, 2009
Kraków, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

QCD Studies with W and Z Measurements at LHC

Jul 16, 2009, 3:25 PM
20m
Exhibition room A (Kraków, Poland)

Exhibition room A

Kraków, Poland

The Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University 33 Krupnicza Street 31-123 Kraków
QCD at Colliders V. QCD at Colliders

Speaker

Ms Imai Jen-La Plante (Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago)

Description

Events containing W or Z bosons, with subsequent leptonic decays, are important channels to test the Standard Model. They will be copiously produced at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Identification of these events will probe QCD predictions for the associated production of W or Z bosons with one or more jets and will constrain the parton distribution functions of the proton through measurements such as the W charge asymmetry and the Z/gamma* rapidity distribution. Studies of the prospects for these measurements using the ATLAS and CMS detectors will be presented, with emphasis on the potential for the first years of LHC operation.

Primary author

Ms Imai Jen-La Plante (Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago)

Presentation materials