Recent W/Z results from CMS

Rajdeep M. Chatterjee

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The production of W and Z bosons is studied in pp collisions at center-of-mass energies of both 7 and 8 TeV using data collected by the CMS experiment. W events are characterized by an isolated, energetic electron or muon. Z events are characterized by a pair of isolated, energetic electrons or muons. Data-driven methods are used to estimate reconstruction and triggering efficiencies, as well as the yields of the main backgrounds. Recent results on Z boson differential cross section, Z boson angular coefficients, photon final-state radiation in Z decays, forward-backward asymmetry in Drell-Yan process, and W muon charge asymmetry are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number306
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics, EPS-HEP 2015 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Jul 22 2015Jul 29 2015


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