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

Top-quark mass extraction from top pair differential distributions

Apr 4, 2017, 10:10 AM
20m
West Building Seminar Room 1

West Building Seminar Room 1

WG5) Physics with Heavy Flavours WG5 Physics with Heavy Flavours

Speaker

David Heymes (University of Cambridge)

Description

Differential distributions for top-quark pair production can be employed to extract the top-quark pole mass. In addition to precision measurements of these distributions, accurate predictions of the observables for different values of the masses are needed. Using next-to-next-to-leading order predictions a first extraction has been performed using data taken at the Tevatron. In this talk, I will compare this method to other mass extraction methods and show that it can be a powerful tool to extract the top-quark pole mass at the LHC as well.

Primary author

David Heymes (University of Cambridge)

Presentation materials