August 27, 2017 to September 1, 2017
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High Precision Measurement of the differential W and Z boson cross-sections

Aug 28, 2017, 4:30 PM


Hard QCD and EW Hard QCD and EW


Ksenia Gasnikova (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))


Measurements of the Drell-Yan production of W and Z/gamma bosons at the LHC provide a benchmark of our understanding of perturbative QCD and probe the proton structure in a unique way. The ATLAS collaboration has performed new high precision measurements at center-of-mass energies of 7. The measurements are performed for W+, W- and Z/gamma bosons integrated and as a function of the boson or lepton rapidity and the Z/gamma* mass. Unprecedented precision is reached and strong constraints on Parton Distribution functions, in particular the strange density are found.

Z cross sections are also measured at a center-of-mass energies of 8TeV and 13TeV, and cross-section ratios to the top-quark pair production have been derived. This ratio measurement leads to a cancellation of several systematic effects and allows therefore for a high precision comparison to the theory predictions.

Primary author

Yoram Rozen (Technion (IL))

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