# IOP HEPP Particle Physics 2009

6-8 April 2009
University of Oxford
Europe/London timezone

## The Z boson a_T distribution

7 Apr 2009, 11:15
15m
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre (University of Oxford)

### Speaker

Rosa María Durán Delgado (University of Manchester)

### Description

We present theoretical predictions for a novel variable to study low transverse momentum vector boson production at hadron colliders. The new variable referred to as $a_T$ has been pointed out to have experimental advantages over the usual $p_t$ distribution and our study in conjunction with forthcoming accurate experimental data can help to shed light on perturbative radiation as well as constrain non-perturbative effects better than traditional studies of the $p_T$ distribution.

### Primary author

Rosa María Durán Delgado (University of Manchester)

### Presentation Materials

 The_Z_boson_at_distribution.pdf The_Z_boson_at_distribution.ppt