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Tuesday, September 27th 2016
3:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in Vincent Hall 364
Speaker: Jared Turkewitz, University of Minnesota
Subject: Measurement of the associated production of a Z boson with a J/psi meson with the CMS experiment at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV
This is the public portion of Mr. Turkewitz's thesis defense.

The associated production of a Z boson and a J/ψ meson provides information about the production mechanisms of quarkonium. A measurement of the associated production of a Z boson, which decays to leptons, and a J/ψ meson, which decays to muons, relative to the inclusive production of a Z boson, which decays to leptons, is presented. The measurement was made using the full 19.7 fb−1 of proton-proton collision data collected at a center-of-mass energy of √s = 8 TeV by the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at the Large Hadron Collider.

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