2-6 July 2018
340 Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue
Africa/Windhoek timezone

First Look at LHC Data - Z-boson mass activity

5 Jul 2018, 14:30
Y-Block, 2nd Floor (340 Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue)

Y-Block, 2nd Floor

340 Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue

Geography Computer Labs, University of Namibia, Windhoek Namibia


David Bertsche (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE)) Kate Shaw (INFN Gruppo Collegato di Udine and ICTP Trieste) Kenneth Cecire (University of Notre Dame) Mary Bishai (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) Ulrich Goerlach (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))


Teachers are given paper event displays with x- and y-axes of Z boson candidate dimuon events that are almost completely transverse to the beamline. They use protractors, vector analysis, momentum conservation, energy conservation, and the mass-energy-momentum relationship to calculate the Z mass.

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