A variety of vector boson measurements has been performed with Run 1 LHCb data, including inclusive Z/W cross-sections, the Z forward-backward asymmetry, Z plus charm, Z/W production with jets (including heavy flavor), and top production. Additionally, new inclusive Z/W cross-sections have been measured with Run 2 data. A summary of the most relevant results will be presented.
Our understanding of the transition from partons to hadrons in QCD has been challenged in recent years. In particular for high-multiplicity minimum-bias events at the LHC, novel experimentation techniques have revealed tantalising indications of non-trivial and possibly collective phenomena. A new wave of model building efforts has ensued, including ideas of colour reconnections, colour ropes,...