Spring 2015 : the top quark

CERN's Large Hadron Collider gears up for run 2 and the next bunches of WU simulate the creation of a pair of top and anti top quarks in 13 TeV proton proton collisions.

As explained in this article, the top quark is a quark ... but also the heaviest, which permits its decay into lighter ones. The Standard Model of Particle physics predicts how often it is produced and how it decays : by studying the data and measuring precisely the properties of the top quark we are sensitive to deviations due to "new physics". This is what the events you are producing will be used for.

 

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