Z Boson Transverse Momentum Distribution, and ZZ and WZ Production

Measurements Using 7.3 – 8.6 fb–1 of p¯p Collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV

  • Mika Vesterinen
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mika Vesterinen
    Pages 1-16
  3. Mika Vesterinen
    Pages 17-28
  4. Mika Vesterinen
    Pages 29-36
  5. Mika Vesterinen
    Pages 37-63
  6. Mika Vesterinen
    Pages 207-209
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 211-218

About this book

Introduction

This work develops novel data analysis techniques enabling aspects of the Standard Model of particle physics to be tested with unprecedented precision using data from the DZero experiment at the high energy “Tevatron” proton-antiproton collider at Fermilab, Chicago. Vesterinen's measurements of the transverse momentum of Z bosons using the novel variable φ* have exposed deficiencies in the current state-of-the-art theoretical predictions for vector boson production at hadron colliders. These techniques are now being used in the experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and have stimulated considerable interest in the theoretical particle physics community. Furthermore, Vesterinen's measurements of the cross sections for the production of pairs of vector bosons (WZ and ZZ) are to date the most precise ever made.

Keywords

DZero experiment Di-boson production Tevatron proton-antiproton collider Transverse momentum distribution WZ cross section Z boson production ZZ cross section cross section measurements vector boson pair production cross-sections

Authors and affiliations

  • Mika Vesterinen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ManchesterManchesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30788-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30787-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30788-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061