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Title: Top-antitop cross section measurement as a function of the jet multiplicity in the final state and beyond the Standard Model top-antitop resonances search at the ATLAS detector at CERN
Author: Ferreira de Lima, Danilo Enoque
ISNI:       0000 0004 5347 7128
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2014
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The top quark is the heaviest particle in the Standard Model, with a strong coupling to the Higgs boson. It is often seen as a window to new physics, therefore understanding its production is a key ingredient for testing the Standard Model or physics Beyond the Standard Model. In this document, the production cross section of top-antitop pairs in its semileptonic decay channel is measured as a function of the jet multiplicity in the ATLAS experiment, using proton-proton collisions at the center-of-mass energy of sqrt(s) = 7 TeV. The top-antitop production with extra jets is the main background for many analyses, including the top-antitop-Higgs production studies. The analysis performed is extended in a search for Beyond the Standard Model physics which predicts a resonance decaying in a top-antitop pair, using ATLAS data at center-of-mass energy of sqrt(s) = 7 TeV. The latter analysis is repeated for ATLAS data collected with sqrt(s) = 8 TeV. Performance studies of b-tagging algorithms in the ATLAS Trigger System are also presented.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QC Physics