Mar 26 – 30, 2012
University of Bonn
Europe/Berlin timezone

Measurement of W and Z production in the forward region with LHCb

Mar 28, 2012, 4:36 PM
18m
Wolfgang Paul Lecture Hall (University of Bonn)

Wolfgang Paul Lecture Hall

University of Bonn

Kreuzbergweg 28, 53115 Bonn, Germany,
Electroweak and searches/structure functions Combined: Electroweak and searches/structure functions

Speaker

Mr Stephen Farry (University College Dublin (IE))

Description

We report on measurements of W and Z production in the forward region, using data collected at the LHCb experiment with a centre of mass energy of $\sqrt{s}=7$~TeV with an integrated luminosity of up to 1 fb-1. W and Z bosons are reconstructed in leptonic decay channels, and their cross-sections determined using data-driven techniques. Results are presented inclusively (within the fiducial region considered), and differentially as a function of boson rapidity (Z) and lepton pseudorapidity (W). The ratio of W to Z production, W+/W- production and the W charge asymmetry (for three lepton PT thresholds) is also given. All results are compared to NNLO predictions.

Primary author

Mr Stephen Farry (University College Dublin (IE))

Presentation materials