Physics Colloquium on "A top (quark) story" (12-Nov-2018)12.11.2018
by Prof. Dr. Martin Beneke, Technische Universität München
The top quark, discovered almost 25 years ago, has now been copiously produced at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, which allows detailed studies and interpretations of its properties. It remains the heaviest elementary particle ever found. Its strong interaction properties are those of any other quark, but its large coupling to the Higgs boson suggests a special role in electroweak symmetry breaking. I review recent efforts to compute top quark properties precisely, and discuss the more speculative questions: Does the top quark, elusive as it is, determine the fate of the Universe? Does naturalness require top partners, and what and where are they?
Monday, 12 November 2018
Time: 5:15 pm
Lecture Hall P, Hubland Süd, Physikalisches Institut
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