Electroweak measurements and measurement of the W boson mass with the LHCb detector – Dr William Barter (Imperial College London)

October 5, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
William Fawcett

The LHCb detector offers unique opportunities to explore QCD and EW physics, owing to its high precision coverage of the forward region at the LHC. I will report on LHCb measurements using W and Z bosons. I will discuss in detail the recent measurement of the W boson mass (mW) at LHCb. LHCb has a critical role in LHC measurements of mW, since important theoretical uncertainties on mW are known to be anti-correlated between LHCb and the other LHC experiments: LHCb results are expected to significantly improve the LHC-wide mW average. I will also set out plans in this programme for the next decade and beyond. LHCb is currently being upgraded for higher intensity proton collisions, with a further upgrade proposed for around 2030.

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