Two PhD thesis were completed, by Jean-Baptiste Blanchard (in 2011) and Jean-Baptiste Sauvan (in 2012) : a link to their PhD is here .
The first topic was the measurement of the polarization of W bosons produced with high pT using W decay angular distributions. It lead to a publication Measurement of the polarisation of W bosons produced with large transverse momentum and was presented in a dedicated conference W boson polarisation in inclusive and ttbar production in ATLAS (Symmetries and Spin 2012).
The second topic was the study of V+jets event, which are a background to many measurement and searches and a test of pQCD predictions. This lead to an ATLAS publication on the Measurement of the production cross section of jets in association with a Z boson
Measured cross section for Z(->ll)+jets as a function of the inclusive jet multiplicity, Njet :
Measured cross section for Z(->ll)+jets as a function of the transverse momentum, pT, of the leading jet for events with at least one jet with pT > 30 GeV :
Contacts : Laurent Serin (staff), Daniel Fournier (staff), Jean-Francois Grivaz (staff)