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MCTP HET BROWN BAG SEMINAR | The Top-Quark Charge Asymmetry with a Jet Handle

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
5:00 AM
4246 Randall Lab

Top-quark physics provides us with a portal to potential physics beyond the Standard Model. To date, the only evidence of an anomaly in top-quark physics is the large forward-backward asymmetry observed at the Tevatron. Shedding light on this anomaly by measuring a charge asymmetry at the LHC, however, is a difficult endeavor. I will discuss the prospects to observe a charge asymmetry in top-antitop production in association with an energetic jet. This "jet handle" can further help to discriminate between new-physics scenarios that attempt to explain the Tevatron anomaly.