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Title: Energy helps accuracy: Electroweak precision tests at hadron colliders

Here, we show that high energy measurements of Drell–Yan at the LHC can serve as electroweak precision tests. Dimension-6 operators, from the Standard Model Effective Field Theory, modify the high energy behavior of electroweak gauge boson propagators. Existing measurements of the dilepton invariant mass spectrum, from neutral current Drell–Yan at 8 TeV, have comparable sensitivity to LEP. We propose measuring the transverse mass spectrum of charged current Drell–Yan, which can surpass LEP already with 8 TeV data. The 13 TeV LHC will elevate electroweak tests to a new precision frontier.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5]
  1. Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States). Dept. of Physcs
  2. Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain). Inst. de Fisica d'Altes Energies (IFAE)
  3. New York Univ., New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Physics
  4. EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland). Inst. de Theorie des Phenomenes Physiques
  5. EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland). Inst. de Theorie des Phenomenes; European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland). Theoretical Physics Dept.; Univ. di Podova (Italy). Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0010008
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 772; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1364663
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1474119

Farina, Marco, Panico, Giuliano, Pappadopulo, Duccio, Ruderman, Joshua T., Torre, Riccardo, and Wulzer, Andrea. Energy helps accuracy: Electroweak precision tests at hadron colliders. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.06.043.
Farina, Marco, Panico, Giuliano, Pappadopulo, Duccio, Ruderman, Joshua T., Torre, Riccardo, & Wulzer, Andrea. Energy helps accuracy: Electroweak precision tests at hadron colliders. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.06.043.
Farina, Marco, Panico, Giuliano, Pappadopulo, Duccio, Ruderman, Joshua T., Torre, Riccardo, and Wulzer, Andrea. 2017. "Energy helps accuracy: Electroweak precision tests at hadron colliders". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.06.043.
@article{osti_1364663,
title = {Energy helps accuracy: Electroweak precision tests at hadron colliders},
author = {Farina, Marco and Panico, Giuliano and Pappadopulo, Duccio and Ruderman, Joshua T. and Torre, Riccardo and Wulzer, Andrea},
abstractNote = {Here, we show that high energy measurements of Drell–Yan at the LHC can serve as electroweak precision tests. Dimension-6 operators, from the Standard Model Effective Field Theory, modify the high energy behavior of electroweak gauge boson propagators. Existing measurements of the dilepton invariant mass spectrum, from neutral current Drell–Yan at 8 TeV, have comparable sensitivity to LEP. We propose measuring the transverse mass spectrum of charged current Drell–Yan, which can surpass LEP already with 8 TeV data. The 13 TeV LHC will elevate electroweak tests to a new precision frontier.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2017.06.043},
journal = {Physics Letters. Section B},
number = C,
volume = 772,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {6}
}