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Title: A first measurement of electroweak production of a W boson in association with two jets with the ATLAS detector
Author: King, Robert Steven Beaufoy
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2013
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A first measurement of Electroweak W + 2 jets production at high dijet mass is performed using sqrt(s) = 7 TeV pp collision data from the Atlas experiment corresponding to 4.6 fb−1 of integrated luminosity. The background only hypothesis is excluded with a significance of 4.89-σ. A cross section of σ = 325 ± 6 (lumi) ±32 (stat) +63−70(syst) ±86 (theo) fb is extracted in the fiducial region.
Supervisor: Hays, Christopher Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Particle physics ; Physics ; W boson ; jets