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

Calibration of the Top-Quark Monte-Carlo Mass

Apr 4, 2017, 3:07 PM
West Building Seminar Room 1

West Building Seminar Room 1

WG5) Physics with Heavy Flavours WG5 Physics with Heavy Flavours


Jan Kieseler (CERN)


We present a method to establish experimentally the relation between the top-quark mass $m_t^{MC}$ as implemented in Monte-Carlo generators and the Lagrangian mass parameter $m_t$ in a theoretically well-defined renormalization scheme. We propose a simultaneous fit of $m_t^{MC}$ and an observable sensitive to $m_t$, which does not rely on any prior assumptions about the relation between $m_t$ and $m_t^{MC}$. On the one hand, this offers the advantage that the measured observable is independent of $m_t^{MC}$, thereby improving its physics interpretation. On the other hand it can be used subsequently for a determination of $m_t$. The analysis strategy is illustrated with examples for the extraction of $m_t$ from inclusive and differential cross sections for hadro-production of top-quarks.

Primary authors

Jan Kieseler (CERN) S. Moch (UHH) Katerina Lipka (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))

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