High-precision measurement of the W boson mass with the CDF II detector
Chris Hays
Oxford University
Lundi 03/10/2022, 11:00-12:30
Bat 141, salle André Berthelot (143) , CEA Paris-Saclay

The mass of the W boson, a mediator of the weak force between elementary particles, is tightly constrained by the symmetries of the standard model of particle physics.  The Higgs boson was the last missing component of the model. After the observation of the Higgs boson, a measurement of the W boson mass provides a stringent test of the model. We measure the W boson mass using data corresponding to 8.8 inverse femtobarns of integrated luminosity collected in proton-antiproton collisions at a 1.96 TeV center-of-mass energy with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider.  The measured value is in tension with the prediction of the model.

indico page: https://indico.in2p3.fr/event/27488/


It will be held in person in room A. Berthelot. For those who cannot attend in person, there will also be a zoom connection, available at this link : https://cern.zoom.us/j/68399739111?pwd=SGErcHBQYmVLWFZTVE9jdm5xSmdEdz09

Contact : François BRUN


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