6-8 April 2009
University of Oxford
Europe/London timezone

Spin correlation in top quark pair produciton at ATLAS

7 Apr 2009, 11:30
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre (University of Oxford)

Martin Wood Lecture Theatre

University of Oxford


Simon Head (University of Manchester)


The high mass and large width of the top quark corresponds to a Standard Model prediction for a lifetime shorter than the timescale for strong interactions, implying that the top quark decays before hadronisation. Therefore, properties such as the spin correlation in the $t\bar{t}$ system are transferred to the decay products. In this talk I will discuss the possibility of measuring this correlation with early ATLAS data.

Primary author

Simon Head (University of Manchester)

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