NITheP Seminar: Dr. Sahal Yacoob

NITheP Seminar: Dr. Sahal Yacoob

Dr. Sahal Yacoob (School of Chemistry and Physics, UKZN) will speak about “Precision measurement of the W Boson Mass”.

NITheP cordially invites you to a seminar by:

Dr. Sahal Yacoob

School of Chemistry and Physics, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Date: Friday, 31August 2012
Time: 11h30 – 12h30
Venue: NITheP Seminar Room, H-Block, 3

Title“Precision measurement of the W Boson Mass”


Prior to the Discovery of a Higgs like boson at CERN, Indirect constraints could be placed on the mass of the standard model Higgs Boson due to the interaction between the top quark, the W boson, and the Higgs Boson. The current world average value of the W Boson mass is 80.385 GeV +- 15 MeV, and is driven by measurements at the Tevatron. I will describe in detail the recent measurement of the W Mass from the D0 experiment.

Tea/coffee & biscuits will be served at 11h00