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dc.contributorSmith, Spencer
dc.contributorNeal, Abraham
dc.contributorWillocq, Stephane
dc.contributor.advisorWillocq, Stephane
dc.contributor.authorKubota, Shion
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-01T18:13:09Z
dc.date.available2019-07-01T18:13:09Z
dc.date.issued2019-07-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/5720
dc.description.abstractDeveloped in the early 1970s, the Standard Model of particle physics has been very successful in explaining various phenomena in the universe. The Standard Model has been built by finding the right symmetry group for each of the proposed new fields. With the announcement of the discovery of the Higgs boson on July 4th in 2012, the Standard Model was completed and interest in high energy physics has grown. However, there are still open problems in explaining the structure of the universe, such as particle-antiparticle asymmetry and the hierarchy problem. Some models that extend the Standard Model to address these problems require a Z’ field, which corresponds to U(1)’ symmetry. This study explores methods to discriminate among the Standard Model and seven different Beyond Standard Models that include the Z’ boson, from its mass, angular distribution, rapidity distribution, and likelihood, using Monte Carlo simulations on proton-proton collisions at 14 TeV at ATLAS.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPhysicsen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectphysicsen_US
dc.subjecthigh energy physicsen_US
dc.subjectATLASen_US
dc.subjectCERNen_US
dc.subjectparticle physicsen_US
dc.titleSearch for Z’ boson and model discriminationen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.gradyear2019en_US
mhc.institutionMount Holyoke College
mhc.degreeUndergraduateen_US
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