Snowmass 2013 Top quark working group report

K Agashe, R Erbacher, CE Gerber, K Melnikov, R Schwienhorst, A Mitov, M Vos, S Wimpenny, J Adelman, M Baumgart, Yevgeny Kats

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The top quark was discovered in 1995 [1, 2] and it is still the heaviest elementary particle known today. Thanks to its large mass, and the related strength of its coupling to the Higgs boson, the top quark may be a key player in understanding the details of electroweak symmetry breaking. Studies of the top quark properties at the Tevatron and Run I of the LHC have given us a detailed understanding of many properties of this particle, including its mass, production and decay mechanisms, electric charge and more. With the exception of the large forward-backward asymmetry in tt¯ production that has been observed at the Tevatron, all results on top quark pairs and single top production obtained so far have been consistent with the Standard Model. We note that in this context, the anomaly in the b quark forward-backward asymmetry observed at LEP might get amplified for the much heavier top quark.
Original languageEnglish GB
StatePublished - 2013

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NamearXiv preprint arXiv:1311.2028


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