“Bulletin Board”

 School of Particles and Accelerator - June 30, 2010

The efficiency measurements: Electron identification using Z->ee events b-jet identification efficiency using top quark events.

Ms. N. Jafari from IPM


Abstract: As LHC machine is a top quark factory, remeasuring the top quark properties like top mass and top-pair cross section has a high priority in CMS experiment. In addition, with four jets (two b-jets), leptons and missing transverse energy, top-pairs are powerful tools for the detector commissioning. To find the ttbar events in semi-electronic decay mode (t->Wb->e nu b + tbar->Wb->q qbar b), we always look for an isolated electron to suppress the QCD multi-jet backgrounds. Looking for a b-jet (a jet coming from the decay of a B meson) by the means of the different b-tagging algorithms, is another key tool to get read of the light jet contaminations (like W+jet events). All these object selections have some efficiencies which should be calculated in the ttbar cross section measurement. The sophisticated job is to find these efficiencies in a data-driven way. In this talk, the data-driven methods developed for measuring both electron identification efficiency and b-tagging efficiency will be addressed.

Time: Wednesday, June 30, 2010
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