Apr 3 – 7, 2017
University of Birmingham
Europe/London timezone

Interpretation of the top-quark mass results

Apr 4, 2017, 2:00 PM
23m
West Building Seminar Room 1

West Building Seminar Room 1

WG5) Physics with Heavy Flavours WG5 Physics with Heavy Flavours

Speaker

Gennaro Corcella (INFN - LNF)

Description

I discuss the interpretation of the top-quark mass measurements, which rely on the use of Monte Carlo parton showers, in terms of theoretical definitions, such as the pole mass. I also debate the role played by non-perturbative effects, namely colour reconnection and bottom-quark hadronization, in the top-mass determination and present preliminary results, based on the simulation of fictitious top-flavoured hadrons, which may help to shed light on the theoretical uncertainty.

Primary author

Gennaro Corcella (INFN - LNF)

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