4-11 July 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

W and Z studies at 8 TeV at CMS

6 Jul 2012, 09:45
Plenary 3 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Plenary 3

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 1 - The Standard Model and EW Symmetry Breaking - Higgs Searches Plenary3 - The Standard Model -TR1


Dr Anna Kropivnitskaya (University of Florida (US))


The production of W and Z bosons has been observed in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV using data collected in the CMS experiment. W events were selected containing an isolated, energetic electron or muon. Z events were selected containing a pair of isolated, energetic electrons or muons. Data-driven methods are used to estimate reconstruction and triggering efficiencies, and well as the main backgrounds. We present the W and Z signal yields and the extracted cross-sections at sqrt(s)=8 TeV, as well as the ratio of 8 TeV / 7 TeV cross sections.

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Dr Anna Kropivnitskaya (University of Florida (US))

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