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    Study of the angular coefficients and corresponding helicity cross sections of the W boson in hadron collisions

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    We present the Standard Model prediction for the eight angular coefficients of the W boson, which completely describe its differential cross section in hadron collisions. These coefficients are ratios of the W helicity cross sections and the total unpolarized cross section. We also suggest a technique to experimentally extract the coefficients.Comment: 8 pages, 13 figure

    Search for RS-gravitons at CDF

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    We present a search for Randall-Sundrum (RS) gravitons decaying to diphotons or dielectrons or dimuons, performed with the CDF II detector and using up to 5.7 fb-1 of integrated luminosity. The respective mass spectra are consistent with the ones expected by the standard model. For the RS-model parameter k/M_Pl=0.1, RS-gravitons with mass less than 1111 GeV/c^2 are excluded at 95% CL.Comment: XIX International Workshop on Deep Inelastic Scattering and related subjects -- DIS11, Newport News, VA, USA Apr. 11-15, 2011 [4 pages, 4 figures

    Search for trilepton SUSY signal at CDF

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    The chargino-neutralino production with subsequent leptonic decays is one of the most promising supersymmetry (SUSY) signatures at the Tevatron proton-antiproton collider. We present the most recent results on the search for the three-lepton and missing-transverse-energy SUSY signature using 3.2 fb-1 of data collected with the CDF II detector. The results are interpreted within the minimal supergravity (mSUGRA) scenario.Comment: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Supersymmetry and the Unification of Fundamental Interactions (SUSY 09), Boston MA, USA, June 5-10, 2009. To be published by the American Institute of Physic

    Search for New Physics at CDF

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    We present the current status of the search for new physics at CDF, using integrated luminosity up to 3.2 fb-1. We cover searches for supersymmetry, extra dimensions, new heavy bosons, and generic dilepton resonances.Comment: Contribution to the proceedings of Lake Louise Winter Institute: Fundamental Interactions (LLWI 2009), Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, February 16-21, 200

    Track Extrapolation and Distribution for the CDF-II Trigger System

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    The CDF-II experiment is a multipurpose detector designed to study a wide range of processes observed in the high energy proton-antiproton collisions produced by the Fermilab Tevatron. With event rates greater than 1MHz, the CDF-II trigger system is crucial for selecting interesting events for subsequent analysis. This document provides an overview of the Track Extrapolation System (XTRP), a component of the CDF-II trigger system. The XTRP is a fully digital system that is utilized in the track-based selection of high momentum lepton and heavy flavor signatures. The design of the XTRP system includes five different custom boards utilizing discrete and FPGA technology residing in a single VME crate. We describe the design, construction, commissioning and operation of this system.Comment: 34 pages, 9 figures, submitted to Nucl.Inst.Meth.

    Impacts of the Tropical Pacific/Indian Oceans on the Seasonal Cycle of the West African Monsoon

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    The current consensus is that drought has developed in the Sahel during the second half of the twentieth century as a result of remote effects of oceanic anomalies amplified by local land–atmosphere interactions. This paper focuses on the impacts of oceanic anomalies upon West African climate and specifically aims to identify those from SST anomalies in the Pacific/Indian Oceans during spring and summer seasons, when they were significant. Idealized sensitivity experiments are performed with four atmospheric general circulation models (AGCMs). The prescribed SST patterns used in the AGCMs are based on the leading mode of covariability between SST anomalies over the Pacific/Indian Oceans and summer rainfall over West Africa. The results show that such oceanic anomalies in the Pacific/Indian Ocean lead to a northward shift of an anomalous dry belt from the Gulf of Guinea to the Sahel as the season advances. In the Sahel, the magnitude of rainfall anomalies is comparable to that obtained by other authors using SST anomalies confined to the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean. The mechanism connecting the Pacific/Indian SST anomalies with West African rainfall has a strong seasonal cycle. In spring (May and June), anomalous subsidence develops over both the Maritime Continent and the equatorial Atlantic in response to the enhanced equatorial heating. Precipitation increases over continental West Africa in association with stronger zonal convergence of moisture. In addition, precipitation decreases over the Gulf of Guinea. During the monsoon peak (July and August), the SST anomalies move westward over the equatorial Pacific and the two regions where subsidence occurred earlier in the seasons merge over West Africa. The monsoon weakens and rainfall decreases over the Sahel, especially in August.Peer reviewe

    Search for heavy resonances decaying to two Higgs bosons in final states containing four b quarks