Weighing the Top with Energy Correlators

Massimiliano Procura, Jack Holguin, Ian Moult, Aditya Pathak

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Abstract

Final states in collider experiments are characterized by correlation functions, hE(ñ1)···E(ñk)i, of the energy flow operator E(ñi). We show that the top quark imprints itself as a peak in the three-point correlator at an angle ζ ∼ m2t/p2T, with mt the top quark mass and pT its transverse momentum, thereby providing access to one of the most important parameters of the Standard Model in one of the simplest field theoretical observables. Our analysis represents the first step towards a novel precision top mass determination that is, for the first time, highly insensitive to soft physics and underlying event contamination whilst remaining directly calculable from the Standard Model Lagrangian.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLFC22
Subtitle of host publicationStrong Interactions from QCD to New Strong Dynamics at LHC and Future Colliders
EditorsGennaro Corcella, Stefania De Curtis, Stefano Moretti, Giulia Pancheri, Roberto Tenchini, Marcel Vos
PublisherIstituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
Pages60-66
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9788886409759
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventWorkshop on Strong Interactions from QCD to New Strong Dynamics at LHC and Future Colliders, LFC 2022 - Trento, Italy
Duration: 29 Aug 20222 Sep 2022

Publication series

SeriesFrascati Physics Series
Volume73
ISSN1122-5157

Conference

ConferenceWorkshop on Strong Interactions from QCD to New Strong Dynamics at LHC and Future Colliders, LFC 2022
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityTrento
Period29/08/222/09/22

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 103034 Particle physics

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