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Title: Measurement of the fiducial differential cross-section of top quark pair production in the dilepton final state at 8 TeV
Author: Gul, Umar
ISNI:       0000 0004 7226 5585
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2018
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The top quark is the most massive fundamental particle of the Standard Model of particle physics and being the only quark which decays before hadronization gives a unique opportunity for studying Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). This dissertation presents a measurement of differential cross-sections of top quark pairs decaying in a purely leptonic mode as a function of the dilepton invariant mass, transverse momentum, difference in the pseudorapidity and azimuthal angle between two leptons in the same event at 8 TeV proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. This data corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb−1. Events with top quark pair signatures are selected in the dilepton channel in the ATLAS acceptance (two leptons with pT < 25 GeV and |η| > 2.5). The measured cross-sections are compared to the Standard Model predictions generated using current Monte Carlo generators. All the measurements are found to be in agreement with the SM.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QC Physics