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Drell-Yan at the Tevatron and the LHC
1.
Calculate analytically the tree-level decay rate of the W boson to leptons. The formula for the decay rate is given by
where %% denotes the matrix element describing the decay, %% is the mass of the decaying particle and %% is the two-particle phase space measure.
You may also have a look at the following Mathematica notebook.
2.
The partonic cross-section near the resonance is described by the Breit-Wigner formula:
where %%, %% and %% denote the partial and total decay rates of the W (See Exercise 1.), and %% denotes the partonic center of mass energy.\ In the limit where %%, we can use the narrow width approximation for the cross-section. Use
to derive the expression of the cross-section in the narrow width approximation.
Fold the partonic cross-section with PDF's to obtain the full cross-section for Drell-Yan production at Tevatron,
w here %% and %% denote the PDF's of the %% and %% quarks inside the proton. For this exercise we choose %%
You may also have a look at the following Mathematica notebook.
3.
Use Madgraph/MadEvent to generate %% at the Tevatron and the LHC. Compare the cross sections and indentify the qualititative differences.
4.
Consider the rapidity asymmetry %% for %% production at the Tevatron. defined as:
Give an estimate of such asymmetry and show that it is proportional to the slope of %% evaluated at %%. Plot the rapidity distributions of the the charged leptons coming from %% decays at the Tevatron.
5.
Is it possible to define an asymmetry at the LHC too?
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