8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

W boson mass and width measurements at D0

10 Aug 2011, 14:50
20m
552 A (Rhode Island Convention Center)

552 A

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Electroweak Physics Electroweak Physics

Speaker

Daniel Boline

Description

We present a precise measurement of W boson mass measurement in electron decay channel using data collected by the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. A binned likelihood fit method is used to extract the mass information from the transverse mass, the electron transverse momentum and missing transverse energy distributions. We also present a precise direct measurement of W boson width using the events with large transverse mass. The W mass result can be used to put stringent indirect limits on the SM Higgs boson mass.

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