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Measurements of the Tau g-2 in Pb-Pb Collisions at the CMS Experiment and Future Improvements of the CMS Tracker


Jofrehei, Arash. Measurements of the Tau g-2 in Pb-Pb Collisions at the CMS Experiment and Future Improvements of the CMS Tracker. 2024, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science.

Abstract

Although the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics has been remarkably successful, it still faces some theoretical and experimental challenges, including an up to 5.1 sigma deviation of the observed g-2 factor of muons compared to the SM prediction, hinting on beyond SM contributions. Such contributions are expected to be larger for tau leptons due to their higher mass, but the short lifetime of tau leptons prohibits a direct measurement of its g-2 factor. In this dissertation, the first measurement of the tau g-2 factor at the LHC and an improved measurement both using the recorded ultraperipheral collisions of Pb ions by the CMS experiment during Run2 of the LHC are presented. The prospects of this measurement for Run3 and the HL-LHC era are discussed, which motivate the upgrade of the CMS detector and particularly the tracking system, for which my contributions are detailed.

Abstract

Although the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics has been remarkably successful, it still faces some theoretical and experimental challenges, including an up to 5.1 sigma deviation of the observed g-2 factor of muons compared to the SM prediction, hinting on beyond SM contributions. Such contributions are expected to be larger for tau leptons due to their higher mass, but the short lifetime of tau leptons prohibits a direct measurement of its g-2 factor. In this dissertation, the first measurement of the tau g-2 factor at the LHC and an improved measurement both using the recorded ultraperipheral collisions of Pb ions by the CMS experiment during Run2 of the LHC are presented. The prospects of this measurement for Run3 and the HL-LHC era are discussed, which motivate the upgrade of the CMS detector and particularly the tracking system, for which my contributions are detailed.

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Item Type:Dissertation (monographical)
Referees:Kilminster Benjamin, Macchiolo Anna, Stoffer Peter, d'Enterria David
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
UZH Dissertations
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Place of Publication:Zürich
Date:20 March 2024
Deposited On:20 Mar 2024 14:04
Last Modified:21 May 2024 20:47
Number of Pages:140
OA Status:Green
  • Content: Published Version
  • Language: English