Springer Theses

Photon Physics at the LHC

A Measurement of Inclusive Isolated Prompt Photon Production at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS Detector

Authors: Hance, Michael

  • Recipient of the ATLAS Collaboration's 2012 Thesis Award
  • Reports important measurements allowing Higgs and other particle signals to be corrected for various types of photon background
  • Nominated as an outstanding contribution by CERN
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This thesis reports on the first studies of Standard Model photon production at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) using
the ATLAS detector.  Standard Model photon production is a large background in the search for Higgs bosons decaying into
photon pairs, and is thus critical to understand.  The thesis explains the techniques used to reconstruct and identify
photon candidates using the ATLAS detector, and describes a measurement of the production cross section for isolated
prompt photons.  The thesis also describes a search for the Higgs boson in which the analysis techniques used in the
measurement are exploited to reduce and estimate non-prompt backgrounds in diphoton events.

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Dr. Michael Hance

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction and Theoretical Background

    Hance, Michael

    Pages 1-16

  • The Large Hadron Collider and the ATLAS Detector

    Hance, Michael

    Pages 17-39

  • Data Samples and Event Selection

    Hance, Michael

    Pages 41-44

  • Reconstruction and Identification of Prompt Photons

    Hance, Michael

    Pages 45-63

  • Measurement of the Reconstruction, Identification, and Trigger Efficiencies

    Hance, Michael

    Pages 65-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Photon Physics at the LHC
Book Subtitle
A Measurement of Inclusive Isolated Prompt Photon Production at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS Detector
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-33062-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-33062-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-33061-2
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 144
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