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

b-Tagging at ATLAS

Aug 10, 2011, 2:40 PM
554 (Rhode Island Convention Center)


Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Heavy Flavor Physics (bottom, charm, tau) Heavy Flavor Physics


Gordon Watts (Department of Physics-University of Washington)


The ATLAS detector, one of the two general purpose detectors at the LHC, has collected several hundred inverse picobarnes since the start of 2011 running. The large dataset has allowed deeper studies of bottom-quark tagging performance than before possible. Bottom-quark tagging is an important signal/background selection tool used in top analyses, SUSY analyses, Exotics analyses, and Standard Model analyses - anytime heavy flavor is important in the final state. In this talk I will give a very brief overview of ATLAS b-tagging and concentrate on the performance studies, calibrations, and lessons learned with this large dataset.

Primary author

Gordon Watts (Department of Physics-University of Washington)

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