26-30 March 2012
University of Bonn
Europe/Berlin timezone

Drell-Yan production in the forward region with LHCb

28 Mar 2012, 17:12
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


Jonathan Anderson (Universitaet Zuerich (CH))


We report on Drell-Yan production using data collected at the LHCb experiment with a centre of mass energy of $\sqrt{s}=7$~TeV in 2010. Drell-Yan events are selected with invariant di-muon masses $M_{\mu\mu}>10$~GeV/$c^2$. These measurements are sensitive to Bjorken-$x$ values as low as $1\times 10^{-5}$ and will provide important input to the knowledge of the parton density functions. The event selection and the signal extraction is described. The cross section is measured differentially as a function of the invariant mass of the two muons.

Primary author

Jonathan Anderson (Universitaet Zuerich (CH))

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