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Search for Flavor-Changing Neutral Current Top Quark Decays t → Hq, with H → bb̅ , in pp Collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector

  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the? Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

  • Presents one of the most sophisticated searches for new phenomena in top quark decays at the Large Hadron Collider

  • Offers a pedagogical, yet detailed, discussion of the experimental analysis


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Shota Tsiskaridze
    Pages 1-36
  3. Shota Tsiskaridze
    Pages 59-71
  4. Shota Tsiskaridze
    Pages 73-101
  5. Shota Tsiskaridze
    Pages 103-124
  6. Shota Tsiskaridze
    Pages 125-142
  7. Shota Tsiskaridze
    Pages 143-159
  8. Shota Tsiskaridze
    Pages 161-167
  9. Shota Tsiskaridze
    Pages 169-191
  10. Shota Tsiskaridze
    Pages 193-203
  11. Shota Tsiskaridze
    Pages 205-206
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 207-242

About this book


This PhD thesis focuses on the search for flavor-changing neutral currents in the decay of a top quark to an up-type quark (q = u, c) and the Standard Model Higgs boson, where the Higgs boson decays to bb. Further, the thesis presents the combination of this search for top quark pair events with other ATLAS searches – in the course of which the most restrictive bounds to date on tqH interactions were obtained.

Following on from the discovery of the Higgs boson, it is particularly important to measure the Yukawa couplings of the Standard Model fermions; these parameters may provide crucial insights to help solve the flavor puzzle and may help reveal the presence of new physics before it is directly observed in experiments.


Top FCNC Search Rare Top Quark Decays Top Physics Higgs Physics Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Departament de FísicaUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona\IFAE Bellaterra (Barcelona)Spain

About the authors

Dr. Shota Tsiskaridze obtained his PhD degree in Experimental Particle Physics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His PhD research concerns with the data analysis of the ATLAS project on the search for flavor-changing neutral current decay of a top quark. During his Master's research he was a member of the IFAE pixel group within the ATLAS and RD50 Collaborations working on construction of the IBL detector, a new pixel layer mounted directly on the beam-pipe – namely, on providing 3D pixel sensors for prototyping and production. His work focused on the characterization and qualification of the 3D pixel technology for IBL.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Search for Flavor-Changing Neutral Current Top Quark Decays t → Hq, with H → bb̅ , in pp Collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector
  • Authors Shota Tsiskaridze
  • Series Title Springer Theses
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Theses
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-63413-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87549-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-63414-2
  • Series ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5061
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 242
  • Number of Illustrations 38 b/w illustrations, 95 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
    Numerical and Computational Physics, Simulation
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