Springer Theses

Standard Model Measurements with the ATLAS Detector

Monte Carlo Simulations of the Tile Calorimeter and Measurement of the Z → τ τ Cross Section

Authors: Nováková, Jana

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Reports on the dominant background in the search for Higgs bosons decaying into tau lepton pairs
  • A valuable contribution to understanding noise in the hadronic calorimeter TileCal
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This thesis deals with two main procedures performed with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The noise description in the hadronic calorimeter TileCal represents a very valuable technical job. The second part presents a fruitful physics analysis - the cross section measurement of the process p+p → Z0 → τ + τ.

The Monte Carlo simulations of the TileCal are described in the first part of the thesis, including a detailed treatment of the electronic noise and multiple interactions (so-called pile-up). An accurate description of both is crucial for the reconstruction of e.g. jets or hadronic tau-jets.

The second part reports a Standard Model measurement  of the Z0 → τ + τ process with the emphasis on the final state with an electron and a hadronically decaying tau-lepton. The Z0 → τ + τ channel forms the dominant background in the search for Higgs bosons decaying into tau lepton pairs, and thus the good understanding achieved here can facilitate more sensitive Higgs detection.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Novakova, Jana

    Pages 1-2

  • Overview of the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC

    Novakova, Jana

    Pages 3-13

  • Monte Carlo Simulations of the Tile Calorimeter

    Novakova, Jana

    Pages 15-29

  • Electron Efficiency Measurement

    Novakova, Jana

    Pages 31-50

  • $$Z \rightarrow \tau \tau $$ Cross Section Measurement

    Novakova, Jana

    Pages 51-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Standard Model Measurements with the ATLAS Detector
Book Subtitle
Monte Carlo Simulations of the Tile Calorimeter and Measurement of the Z → τ τ Cross Section
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00810-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00810-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00809-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03294-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 91
Topics