Paper SENT. Get your copy here! January 24, 2008Posted by dorigo in news, personal, physics, science.
…And finally I can announce that our long-fought struggle to publish the signal analysis (which I described in several places in the past, and anecdotically the last time) is over! That is, if Nuclear Instruments and Methods accepts it. That granted, we have completed all the necessary steps. I feel very happy because I have worked at this topic for 12 years now.
Furthermore, it is a deep satisfaction to publish a second “first observation” of a multijet decay signal in hadron collider data, after the signal of top pair decays into six jets I co-authored with my colleagues in Padova in 1997. Yes, the signal had never showed up anywhere else than at LEP (a lepton collider, where there is no issue with the huge QCD background present in proton-antiproton collisions) until now. This must make me the World Expert on the extraction of resonances from jet final states in hadron collider experiment. Does it ? Judge for yourself. The paper is here for you to grab.