Mar 14 – 16, 2017
Wayne State University
US/Eastern timezone

Monte Carlo Top Quark Mass Calibrations: Update

Mar 14, 2017, 2:50 PM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center

McGregor Memorial Conference Center


Moritz Preisser (University of Vienna)


The lack of knowledge how the top quark mass parameter in Monte-Carlo event generators (MC) is related to field theoretically well defined mass schemes limits the theoretical interpretation of the most precise top quark mass measurements. At SCET2016 preliminary results for the calibration of Pythia's top quark mass parameter using an effective field theory approach for 2-jettiness were presented. In the first part of this talk I will summarize the final results of this analysis. Afterwards I will talk about recent work concerning a consistency check of this analysis using C-parameter for unstable heavy quarks.

Primary author

Moritz Preisser (University of Vienna)

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