PHYSICS 500-001  Spring 2002

    Instructor : Michael Gold
Meets W 1:00-2:15 in Rm 184
 

Topics in Hadron Collider Physics
or
How To Find New Stuff


the CDF detectora recent CDF II event

Strong experiemtal and theoretical  arguments suggest that the current  (Fermilab Tevatron) and next generation  (CERN LHC)  hadron colliders will discover some new stuff:  Higgs, supersymmetry, new strong dynamics, extra dimensions, black holes...   Following a review of the experimental  status and theoretical arguments, we will pick our  favorite new stuff and  roll up our sleeves.
 
 
Collider kinematics worksheet.

References

Reports from the Physics at Run II Workshop:

The Higgs report is final and posted as hep-ph/0010338.

The SUGRA report is final and posted as hep-ph/0003154.

The RPV report is final and posted as hep-ph/9906224.

The BTMSSM report is final and posted as hep-ph/0006162.

The Gauge Mediation report is final and posted as hep-ph/0008070.

CDF Completed PhD Theses

  • Title: Performance of the new tracking system at CDF II
    Author(s): Paolo Gatti
    CDF Note Number: CDF/THESIS/TRACKING/PUBLIC/5561
    Pub. Info: University of Padova
    Date: 2/21/01
    Postscript: /cdf/pub/thesis/cdf5561_tracking_performance.ps   (5787 kb)
    Abstract:   /cdf/pub/thesis/cdf5561_tracking_performance.txt

  • Title: Observation of Top Quark Pair Production in the Dilepton Decay Channel from p-pbar Collisions
    Author(s): Mark Charles Kruse
    CDF Note Number: CDF/THESIS/TOP/PUBLIC/4632
    Pub. Info: Ph.D. Thesis. Purdue University. May 1996
    Date: 6/10/98
    Postscript: /cdf/pub/thesis/cdf4632_kruse_thesis.ps   (5313 kb)
    Abstract:   /cdf/pub/thesis/cdf4632_kruse_thesis.txt   (1 kb)

  • Title: Identification of top quark production using kinematic and b-tagging techniques in lepton+jets
    Author(s): Gareth M. Houk
    CDF Note Number: CDF/THESIS/TOP/PUBLIC/4633
    Pub. Info: Ph.D. Thesis. University of Pennsylvania, May 1996
    Date: 6/11/98
    Postscript: /cdf/pub/thesis/cdf4633_houk_thesis.ps   (4717 kb)
    Abstract:   /cdf/pub/thesis/cdf4633_houk_thesis.txt   (1 kb)

  • Title: A Search for Chargino-Neutralino Production at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider
    Author(s): Benn Tannenbaum
    CDF Note Number: CDF/THESIS/EXOTIC/PUBLIC/4571
    Pub. Info: University of New Mexico
    Date: 4/30/98
    Revision #: 1     Revision date: 4/30/98
    Postscript: /cdf/pub/thesis/cdf4571_tannenbaum_thesis.ps   (6378 kb)
    Abstract:   /cdf/pub/thesis/cdf4571_tannenbaum_thesis.txt   (1 kb)

  • Title: OBSERVATION OF TOP QUARK PAIRS IN THE DILEPTON DECAY CHANNEL USING ELECTRONS, MUONS, AND TAUS
    Author(s): Marcus Hohlmann
    CDF Note Number: CDF/THESIS/TOP/CDFR/4280
    Pub. Info: Ph.D. Thesis, University of Chicago, August 1997
    Date: 8/6/97
    Postscript: /cdf/pub/thesis/cdf4280_thesis_dil_e_mu_tau.ps   (10193 kb)
    Abstract:   /cdf/pub/thesis/cdf4280_thesis_dil_e_mu_tau.txt   (1 kb)

  • Papers and Preprints:

    COLLIDER PHYSICS.
    By Dieter Zeppenfeld (Wisconsin U., Madison). MADPH-99-1100, Feb 1999. 48pp.
    Lectures given at Theoretical Advanced Study Institute in Elementary Particle Physics (TASI 98): Neutrinos in Physics and Astrophysics: From 10**(-33) to 10**(+28) cm, Boulder, CO, 31 May - 26 Jun 1998.
    Published in *Boulder 1998, Neutrinos in physics and astrophysics* 303-350 hep-ph/9902307

    TWO LECTURES ON QCD AND HADRON COLLIDER PHYSICS.
    By M. Mangano (CERN). Sep 1998. 21pp. JHEP Conference PDF Server

    Review of final LEP results, or a tribute to LEP by J. Drees; also look at the extra figures

    Higgs searches at LEP and at the Tevatron.
    By P. Patrick Janot (CERN). Oct 2001. 20pp.
    Contributed to 21st Physics in Collision Conference (PIC 2001), Seoul, Korea, 28-30 Jun 2001. hep-ex/0110076 Postscript

    Searches for new particles at LEP: A Summary report.
    By M. Antonelli (Frascati), S. Moretti (CERN). CERN-TH-2001-152, Jun 2001. 10pp.
    Summary talk given at 13th Convegno sulla Fisica al LEP (LEPTRE 2001), Rome, Italy, 18-20 Apr 2001. hep-ph/0106332

    Exotic searches at LEP.
    By Alberto De Min (Padua U. & INFN, Padua). Jun 2001. 8pp.
    To appear in the proceedings of 36th Rencontres de Moriond on Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, Les Arcs, France, 10-17 Mar 2001. hep-ex/0106097

    Measurement of the t anti-t Production Cross Section in p anti-p Collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.8 TeV F. Abe et al., The CDF Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 2773 (1998).
    Abstract, PostScript (51190).

    Search for the Charged Higgs Boson in the Decays of Top Quark Pairs in the e tau and mu tau Channels at s**(1/2) = 1.8 TeV
    T. Affolder et al., The CDF Collaboration, Phys. Rev. D62, 012004 (2000).
    Abstract, PostScript (826K). Added: Thursday, 2001 January 25 07:47:58 CST
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    Search for Higgs Bosons Produced in Association with a Vector Boson in p anti-p Collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.8 TeV F. Abe et al., The CDF Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 5748 (1998).
    Abstract, PostScript (356K).

    Search for Chargino-Neutralino Associated Production at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider F. Abe et al., The CDF Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 5275 (1998).
    Abstract, PostScript (252K).

    Properties of Jets in W Boson Events from 1.8 TeV p anti-p Collisions F. Abe et al., The CDF Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 4760 (1997).
    Abstract, PostScript (126K).

    Physics with Run II PostScript .

    Physics with Run IIb PDF .

    Jet Flavor Tagging Using Tracking Variables PostScript.

    SVX Resolution and B-Tagging Efficiency in Top Events PostScript.