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May 20 – 24, 2018
Drury Plaza Hotel
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Gluon transversity and top pair production spin correlations

May 24, 2018, 3:00 PM
O'Keefe Ballroom (Drury Plaza Hotel)

O'Keefe Ballroom

Drury Plaza Hotel

828 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501


Prof. Gary Goldstein (Tufts University)


Gluon fusion is the primary source of top-antitop pair production at the LHC. The spin dependences of proton gluon distributions impact the spin correlations of the top pairs. Decays of top pairs through different channels produce a variety of correlations among the decay products - single particles and jets. Combinations of the gluon distributions, either polarized or unpolarized, can be accessed experimentally through the kinematics of angular dependences of decay products.

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