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    Top-quark mass measurements at the LHC

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    The top-quark mass mt is one of the fundamental parameters of the standard model (SM) of particle physics. The CDF and D0 collaborations already performed very precise measurements of mt . Since the ATLAS and CMS collaborations already have a very large sample of top quark pairs available for analysis, they are producing results with increasing precision. An overview of the most recent measurements of mt by ATLAS and CMS is given, using up to 4.7 fb-1 of data in different ttbar decay channels. The measurement of the mass difference between top and antitop quarks is also shown. Finally, the combination of the individually measured mt values is discussed, together with an outlook for future mt measurements.Comment: Moriond QCD 2012 (5 pages, 1 figure

    Differential cross section measurements for the production of a W boson in association with jets in proton‚Äďproton collisions at ‚ąös = 7 TeV

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    Measurements are reported of differential cross sections for the production of a W boson, which decays into a muon and a neutrino, in association with jets, as a function of several variables, including the transverse momenta (pT) and pseudorapidities of the four leading jets, the scalar sum of jet transverse momenta (HT), and the difference in azimuthal angle between the directions of each jet and the muon. The data sample of pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV was collected with the CMS detector at the LHC and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb[superscript ‚ąí1]. The measured cross sections are compared to predictions from Monte Carlo generators, MadGraph + pythia and sherpa, and to next-to-leading-order calculations from BlackHat + sherpa. The differential cross sections are found to be in agreement with the predictions, apart from the pT distributions of the leading jets at high pT values, the distributions of the HT at high-HT and low jet multiplicity, and the distribution of the difference in azimuthal angle between the leading jet and the muon at low values.United States. Dept. of EnergyNational Science Foundation (U.S.)Alfred P. Sloan Foundatio

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