Author

Stephen Cole

Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Blazey, Gerald C.

Degree Name

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

High energy physics||Proton-proton interactions--Measurement||Collisions (Nuclear physics)

Abstract

This dissertation presents measurements of W+/-Z production in ATLAS data collected in 2011 for pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV and the combination of ATLAS and CMS data for the extraction of ZZ anomalous triple gauge coupling 95% confidence intervals. Confidence intervals for anomalous triple gauge boson couplings are derived using the transverse momentum distribution of Z bosons. These values agree well with the standard model expectation. The extraction of ZZ anomalous triple gauge coupling 95% confidence intervals used 4.6 fb-1 of 7 TeV data recorded by ATLAS and 5.0 fb-1 of 7 TeV data recorded by CMS. This is the first combined measurement of the ZZ anomalous triple gauge couplings between ATLAS and CMS. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).

Comments

Advisors: Gerald Blazey.||Committee members: Dhiman Chakraborty; David Hedin; Stephen Martin.

Extent

189 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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