W and Z precision physics
CIEMAT, Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas. Avda. Complutense 40, 28040, Madrid, Spain
a e-mail: Isabel.Josa@ciemat.es
Published online: 26 November 2013
Recent results on W and Z physics from LHC experiments are presented. Measurements reviewed include total W and Z cross sections, W lepton charge asymmetry, and Z differential cross sections. Production of Z bosons is studied as a function of rapidity, transverse momentum and angular variables. The Drell-Yan differential distribution with the dilepton mass and the double differential distribution with the dilepton mass and rapidity are shown. Finally, measurements of several electroweak observables, the forward-backward Drell-Yan asymmetry and the sin θW are also presented. The measurements are compared with theoretical predictions using the most accurate theoretical predictions and modern part on distribution functions. A general agreement is observed.
© Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2013
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.