Apr 8 – 12, 2024
Maison MINATEC, Grenoble, FRANCE
Europe/Paris timezone

Measurements of W and Z boson production in association with jets in ATLAS

Apr 10, 2024, 2:10 PM
Maison MINATEC, Grenoble, FRANCE

Maison MINATEC, Grenoble, FRANCE

3 Parv. Louis Néel, 38054 Grenoble
Regular parallel talk WG3: Electroweak Physics and Beyond the Standard Model WG4


Camilla Vittori


The production of W/Z bosons in association with light or heavy flavor jets or hadrons at the LHC is sensitive to the flavor content of the proton and provides an important test of perturbative QCD. In this talk, measurements by the ATLAS experiment probing the charm and beauty content of the proton are presented. Inclusive and differential cross-sections of Z boson production with at least one c-jet, or one or two b-jets are measured for events in which the Z boson decays into a pair of electrons or muons. Predictions from several Monte Carlo generators based on next-to-leading-order (NLO) matrix elements interfaced with a parton-shower simulation, with different choices of flavour schemes for initial-state partons, are compared with the measured cross sections. Moreover, the production of W boson in association with D+ and D*+ mesons will be discussed. This precision measurement provides information about the strange content of the proton. Measurements are compared to the state-of-the-art NLO theoretical calculations. Finally, measurements of inclusive, differential cross sections for the production of missing transverse momentum plus jets are presented. The measurements are designed both to allow comparison to Standard Model predictions, and to be sensitive to potential extensions to the Standard Model, particularly those involving the production of Dark Matter particles.

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