HEP - ASTRO SEMINAR
Evidence for Electroweak Production of Same-Sign WWjj in pp Collisions at


Nov
03
2014

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  • Speaker: Jake Searcy (U-M Physics)
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 11/03/2014
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: 335 West Hall

  • Description:

    The scattering of two massive vector bosons (VBS), V V ? V V with V = W or Z, is a key process to probe the nature of electroweak symmetry breaking. Many physics scenarios predict enhancements in VBS either from additional resonances or if the observed SM-like Higgs boson only partially unitarizes this amplitude.This seminar will present the first study sensitive to this process.  Same-electric-charge $W^{\pm}W^{\pm}jj$  diboson production using 20.3~fb$^{-1}$ of proton--proton collision data at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider.