Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
QCD, Vector Boson, LHC, CMS
Date of Defense
For the first time, the Z0 boson angular distribution in the center-of-momentum frame is measured in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(S) = 7 TeV at the CERN LHC. The data sample, recorded with the CMS detector, corresponds to an integrated luminosity of approximately 36 pb-1. Events in which there is a Z0 and at least one jet, with a jet transverse momentum threshold of 20 GeV and absolute jet rapidity less than 2.4, are selected for the analysis. Only the Z0’s muon decay channel is studied. Within experimental and theoretical uncertainties, the measured angular distribution is in agreement with next-to-leading order perturbative QCD predictions.
Lebolo, Luis, "Angular Distribution of Z0 Bosons in Z+Jet Events at sqrt(S) = 7 TeV" (2011). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 492.