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Associated top quark pair production: A new era in top quark physics
WH11NE - Sunrise (Fermilab - LPC)
WH11NE - Sunrise
Fermilab - LPC
Abstract: In my talk I will discuss the phenomenology of top quark pairs produced in association with electroweak gauge bosons or large missing energy (ttb+X). Amongst others, the study of these processes allows direct determinations of the top quark electroweak couplings, many of which are poorly constrained or not constrained at all. I will summarize current experimental analyses and theoretical predictions and present the prospects of studying ttb+X processes at the LHC. A brief discussion of theoretical tools to calculate ttb+X production at higher orders will also be included.