Top quark physics: experimental results and prospects
Sala P12, IST, Edifício Matemática
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 at 04:00 PM
As the heaviest known fundamental particle, the top quark has taken a
central role in the study of fundamental interactions. Production of
top quarks in pairs provides an important probe of fundamental
interactions. The top quark mass is a fundamental parameter which
places constraints on the Higgs boson mass and electroweak symmetry
breaking. Observations of the relative rates and kinematics of top
quark final states may provide constrain for new physics processes.
Past and current experimental measurements are presented with a
critical view, and a look at the future prospects.
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