Top Jets and Hints of New Physics
Wed, Mar. 16th 2011, 14:15
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
One main challenge in identifying highly energetic massive particles that decay into hadrons is that the decay products become increasingly collimated. I will discuss previous studies on high-pt jets for highly boosted massive particles such as the top, W/Z and Higgs; and how we can exploit the different patterns of energy flow to distinguish them from jets from light quarks and gluons. I will also discuss how such observables may play a role in understanding current anomalies at the Tevatron.