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

Measurements of the inclusive cross section and of differential distributions in top quark pair production (D0)

5 Jul 2012, 11:00
Room 216 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 216

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 4 - Top Quark Physics TR4 - Top Quark Physics


Prof. Christian Schwanenberger (University of Manchester)


We present measurements of the inclusive top quark pair production cross section in various final states including electrons, muons, tau leptons, large missing transverse energy, b-tagged and light flavor jets. We also show measurements of differential distributions of top quarks produced in pairs which provides a unique test of the dynamics of a heavy diquark system at large scales and represents a powerful search for new physics. The measured spectra, binned in several observables, are compared to simulations from different Monte Carlo generators. The measurements use up to 10 fb^-1 of data collected with the D0 detector at the proton-antiproton Tevatron collider at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV.

Primary author

Prof. Christian Schwanenberger (University of Manchester)

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