Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 11th May 2022 at 13:30

(coffee served at 1315)

The Top Quark is still going Strong (and Electroweak)

Andrea Knue ( Freiburg University )


The unique properties of the top quark have fascinated particle physicists since several decades. With its large mass, the top quark is expected to be connected to the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking. Moreover, the top quark is key to most research areas at the LHC: it can be measured very precisely, it is involved in rare processes that are finally accessible and it plays a special role in beyond-Standard-Model theories that are constantly being tested. In this talk, the latest top-quark results will be discussed, revealing a rich research landscape that is thriving on the abundance of collision data available at the LHC.