Mr Adam Aurisano (Texas A&M University) Adam Aurisano (Unknown) Adam Jude Aurisano
Searches for physics beyond the standard model are intensively pursued using the full CDF Run II sample. Many among them are pursued in the top-quark sector because it is believed that the top-quark, due to its very large mass, may play a special role in the spontaneous breaking of the electroweak symmetry of the standard model as well as in possible new physics. We present searches for a heavy Z' boson decaying into a top-quark pair in the semi-leptonic decay channel as well as in semi-leptonic decays associated with one and two additional jets; a search for a dark matter candidate particle associated with a single top-quark decaying into the neutrino+jets decay channel and a search of a dark matter candidate particle in events with one jet and large missing transverse energy; and a search for new physics in events with a delayed photon and large missing transverse energy.
Mr Adam Aurisano (Texas A&M University)