Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 7th May 2014 at 13:30
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 13:15)

Recent Results from ATLAS on Heavy Flavour and Vector Boson Physics

Miriam Watson (Birmingham University)


The production of heavy quarks and heavy quark-antiquark bound states at hadron colliders allows the validity of QCD predictions and calculations to be tested at higher centre-of-mass energies and in wider kinematic ranges than before. In addition, the large data sample collected at the ATLAS detector at the LHC at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV provides a unique insight into the production of heavy flavour quarks in association with vector bosons. Several recent results from ATLAS on heavy flavour production, quarkonium physics and vector bosons will be presented.