Measurement of the Top Quark Mass in the Dilepton Final State Using the Matrix Element Method

  • Alexander Grohsjean

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 143-148

About this book


The top quark, discovered in 1995 at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider, is the heaviest known elementary particle. The precise knowledge of its mass yields important constraints on the mass of the as-yet-undiscovered Higgs boson and allows one to probe for physics beyond the Standard Model. With an excellent adaptation of a novel measurement technique, described and applied here for the first time, the sensitivity to the top quark mass in the dilepton final state at the D0 experiment could be improved by more than 30%. Moreover, an extension to the method is presented which allows future measurements to significantly reduce the main limiting systematic uncertainty.


Lepton Mass Measurement Matrix Element Method Quark Top Quark d0 Experiment

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander Grohsjean
    • 1
  1. 1.CEA Saclay Irfu/SPPGif-sur-YvetteFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14069-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14070-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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