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CLICdp-Pub-2021Optimising top-quark threshold scan at CLIC using genetic algorithm

Jan 10, 2022, 4:25 PM
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Kacper Nowak (University of Warsaw)


One of the important goals at the future $e^+e^−$ colliders is to measure the top-quark mass and width in a scan of the pair production threshold. However, the shape of the pair-production cross section at the threshold depends also on other model parameters, as the top Yukawa coupling, and the measurement is a subject to many systematic uncertainties. Presented in this work is the study of the top-quark mass determination from the threshold scan at CLIC. The most general approach is used with all relevant model parameters and selected systematic uncertainties included in the fit procedure. Expected constraints from other measurements are also taken into account. It is demonstrated that the top-quark mass can be extracted with precision of the order of 30 to 40 MeV, including considered systematic uncertainties, already for 100 fb$^{−1}$of data collected at the threshold. Additional improvement is possible, if the running scenario is optimised. With the optimisation procedure based on the genetic algorithm the statistical uncertainty of the mass measurement can be reduced by about 20%. Influence of the collider luminosity spectra on the expected precision of the measurement is also studied.

Primary authors

Aleksander Filip Zarnecki (University of Warsaw) Kacper Nowak (University of Warsaw)

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