Particle Physics Seminar, 11 Oct. 2000

Particle Physics Seminar

Date: Wednesday 11th October 2000

Title: Determination of the mass of the bottom quark

Speaker: Dr. Adrian Signer (Durham)

The huge sensitivity of the cross section for heavy quark production near threshold on the heavy quark mass offers a unique opportunity to determine the bottom mass accurately. We describe the calculation at NNLO in the framework of Non Relativistic QCD and discuss the uncertainties in the determinations of mb. Prospects for the study of the top quark at a future linear collider are given.

Particle Physics Seminars take place in room B03, Physics West, on Wednesdays at 1315, unless listed otherwise. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served at 1300.