20-27 July 2011
Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo
Europe/Paris timezone

Electroweak boson production in the forward region with LHCb

22 Jul 2011, 10:00
Stendhal (Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo)


Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo

Parallel session talk Top and Electroweak Physics Top and Electroweak Physics


Tara Shears


We report on measurements of W and Z boson production, using muon final state topologies, with the LHCb experiment and using data taken at centre of mass energy of 7 TeV. Measurements of the inclusive W and Z production cross-sections, Z (W) differential cross-sections as a function of boson rapidity (muon pseudorapidity), their ratios, and the W charge asymmetry are presented and compared to theoretical predictions. We discuss the potential sensitivity such measurements display to the underlying parton density functions.

Primary author

Dr Gaia Lanfranchi (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati - INFN)

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