TOP QUARK PHYSICS
Unveiling the mysteries of the heaviest fundamental particle
Nowadays, AITANA plays an important role in physics analysis involving top-quarks (and boosted jet objects). Members of this group have developed, in collaboration with theoreticians, new methods for analysis. For example for the reconstruction of highly boosted tops (high energetic). Another example is the development of a novel method to determine with high precision the mass of the top quark (in a well defined theoretical framework). This second was developed in collaboration with theoreticians from the Humboldt University of Berlin and the DESY laboratory in Hamburg.
J. Fuster has been awarded with the Humboldt Award for his contributions to the disentanglement of the precise nature of the Top-quark and the development of new techniques for the measurement of its properties.
M. Vos coordinated the top-quark physics group of the ATLAS experiment for 3 years (October 2020 – September 2023).