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Direct and indirect searches for new physics in events with top quarks using LHC proton-proton collisions at the CMS detector

Objective

We look for new physics in events with top quarks using LHC proton-proton collisions at the CMS detector. A direct search for top quark partners in the form of vector-like quarks is performed, complemented by an indirect but model-independent search for new physics interacting with top quarks using precision top quark properties measurements. In order to enable these and similar analyses to continue at the future High Luminosity LHC, we study the performance of the upgraded track trigger for events with top quarks, including optimisation of reconstruction algorithms and working points.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
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Coordinator

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 183 454,80