PS08 Physics Beyond the Standard Model
Searches for physics beyond the Standard Model in events
Fermilab, PO Box 500, MS 318, Batavia, IL 60510-0500, USA
Accepted: 17 November 2003
Published online: 2 December 2003
The top quark is currently only observed at the Tevatron, where it is mainly produced in pairs. Due to the very high mass of the top quark compared to the other quarks and the gauge bosons, it is expected to play a special role in electroweak symmetry breaking. Therefore it might be especially sensitive to new physics. Measurements of various production and decay quantities of the top quark could lead to discoveries of physics beyond the standard model. Several such measurements were performed by the CDF collaboration during Run1 of the Tevatron. These measurements and first results from CDF in Run2 are presented.
PACS: 14.65.Ha Properties of the Top Quark – 12.60.-i Models beyond the Standard Model
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