Jul 4 – 11, 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

4th generation searches at ATLAS

Jul 6, 2012, 2:15 PM
Room 219 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 219

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 3 - BSM - Non-SUSY Exotics Room 219 - Beyond the Standard Model SUSY / Non-SUSY - TR2&3


Dr Lorenzo Feligioni (Universite d'Aix - Marseille II (FR))


The top-quark is the heaviest known fundamental particle with unique properties within the Standard Model. Its large couplings to the Higgs boson, and being the only quark that decays before hadronisation make it sensitive to new physics beyond the SM. A potential extension for the SM would be the adjonction a 4th family of heavy chiral fermions that could provide new sources of CP violation to explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the Universe, and allow for a heavier Higgs boson while remaining consistent with other precision electroweak studies. We report on searches for 4th generation quarks using the data sample recorded in 2011 at sqrt(s)=7 TeV centre-of-mass energy by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.

Primary author

Dr Lorenzo Feligioni (Universite d'Aix - Marseille II (FR))

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