# Measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry in Z/γ∗ → μ+μ− decays and determination of the effective weak mixing angle

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Muster and P. Naik and T. Nakada and R. Nandakumar and A. Nandi and I. Nasteva and M. Needham and N. Neri and S. Neubert and N. Neufeld and M. Neuner and A. Nguyen and T. D. Nguyen and C. Nguyen-Mau and V. Niess and R. Niet and N. Nikitin and T. Nikodem and A. Novoselov and D. O’Hanlon and A. Oblakowska-Mucha and V. Obraztsov and S. Ogilvy and O. Okhrimenko and R. Oldeman and C. Onderwater and B. Osorio Rodrigues and J. M. Otalora Goicochea and A. Otto and P. Owen and A. Oyanguren and A. Palano and F. Palombo and M. Palutan and J. Panman and A. Papanestis and M. Pappagallo and L. Pappalardo and C. Pappenheimer and W. Parker and C. Parkes and G. Passaleva and G. Patel and M. Patel and C. Patrignani and A. Pearce and A. Pellegrino and G. Penso and M. Pepe Altarelli and S. Perazzini and P. Perret and L. Pescatore and K. Petridis and A. Petrolini and M. Petruzzo and E. Picatoste Olloqui and B. Pietrzyk and T. Pilař and D. Pinci and A. Pistone}, journal={Journal of High Energy Physics}, year={2015}, volume={2015}, pages={1-19} }

A bstractThe forward-backward charge asymmetry for the process qq¯→Z/γ∗→μ+μ−$$ q\overline{q}\to Z/{\gamma}^{\ast}\to {\mu}^{+}{\mu}^{-} $$ is measured as a function of the invariant mass of the dimuon system. Measurements are performed using proton proton collision data collected with the LHCb detector at s=7$$ \sqrt{s}=7 $$ and 8 TeV, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 1 fb−1 and 2 fb−1 respectively. Within the Standard Model the results constrain the effective electroweak mixing… CONTINUE READING

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