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SPECIAL HET SEMINAR<br>Boosted Top Physics and the Top Mass

Monday, May 19, 2014
12:00 AM
335 West Hall

The seminar focuses on two hot topics in top physics at the Large Hadron Collider, reviewing recent results and discussing prospects for future progress:
- The LHC opens a window on the production of highly energetic top quarks. A brief overview is given of the tools developed to deal with the boosted decay topology. I review the sensitivity in searches for new physics from the LHC experiments and discuss the prospects for future studies of boosted top quark production.
- With the combination of Tevatron and The top quark mass measurement has reached a 750 MeV precision. Existing measurements are reviewed and the envisaged evolution of the precision. I discuss the limitations of the current strategy and compare the potential of several alternative approaches.