8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

Measurement of Tau Leptons from Top Quark Pair Production and Decay in ATLAS

9 Aug 2011, 16:20
20m
553 (Rhode Island Convention Center)

553

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Top Quark Physics Top Quark Physics

Speaker

Allison McCarn (Department of Physics-Univ. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Description

The top quark can be used as a probe of new physics, particularly when it decays into non-SM particles. One promising example is the decay of a top quark into a charged Higgs boson and b-quark. Charged Higgs bosons occur naturally in extended Higgs sectors and for a wide range of models can decay nearly exclusively into a tau lepton and a neutrino. In this talk, we summarize the searches for tau leptons from SM top quark pair production and decay, and their interpretation as a probe of physics beyond the standard model using the ATLAS detector.

Primary authors

Allison McCarn (Department of Physics-Univ. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Mark Neubauer (Department of Physics-Univ. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Viviana Cavaliere (Department of Physics-Univ. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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