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Slides for lectures 5 and 6 December 7, 2007

Posted by dorigo in personal, physics, science.
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The slides of my lectures on top quark history and top physics are available here.

The lectures discuss the history of the quark hypothesis of hadrons, the need for charm and then for three generations of fermions. A discussion of all theoretical evidence for a top quark follows, and then a recollection of all searches for top production, culminated in the 1994 evidence and 1995 discovery at the Tevatron.

After dealing with past history, a discussion of the decay and production modes of top quarks at colliders is presented. Then some recent results on top mass, cross section, single top searches, and other miscellaneous results are show.

Enjoy (if you can read Italian)…

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