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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Production of a Z boson in association with jets at ATLAS

Research Group: Particle Physics Research Centre
Number of Students: 1
Length of Study in Years: 3
Full-time Project: yes


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Project Description

The precision of the theoretical predictions for interaction rates in high-energy collisions has increased dramatically over the past years, promptingus to test the prediction at a high precision level, with the option to find signs for new physics in deviations from the current models. The project is supposed to measure processes where jets of hadrons are produced in association with the neutral massive carriers of the weak force, the Z bosons. Since they result in similar final states as the production of new particles they have to be described at a high precision, lest we confuse them with the latter. The focus of the thesis is hence a cross section measurements of these processes in extreme kinematic regions close to typical signal regions  of searches.


Basic programming skills required.

SPCS Academics: Ulla Blumenschein