Searching for a New Force of Nature with the CMS Detector
E. F. Carrera Jarrin 1*, for the CMS Collaboration
1 Escuela Politécnica Nacional in Quito Ecuador
The CMS experiment, at the Large Hadron Collider, is a general-purpose particle detector designed to study the products of proton-proton and heavy-ion collisions in order to decipher the deepest laws of Nature. Together with an overview of the CMS experiment, the results of a search for a new gauge boson W', decaying into a muon and a neutrino, are presented. This search was performed using pp colissions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, corresponding to 36pb-1 of data gathered with the CMS detector. No excess of events above the standard model is found in the transverse mass distribution of the muon-neutrino system, and W' boson masses below 1.58 TeV are excluded at the 95% confidence level, when combined with the electron channel.