W/Z results from CMS

Apr 28, 2015, 2:20 PM


WG3 Electroweak Physics and Beyond the Standard Model WG3:Electroweak Physics and Beyond the Standard Model


Cosmin Dragoiu (Texas Tech University (US))


The production of W and Z bosons has been observed in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 and 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. The recent CMS results are presented.

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