EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 158, 2017The XXIII International Workshop “High Energy Physics and Quantum Field Theory” (QFTHEP 2017)
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|Published online||24 October 2017|
Highlights of top quark cross-section measurements at ATLAS
1 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Institute of Physics, Staudingerweg 7, 55128 Mainz, Germany
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Published online: 24 October 2017
The highlights of the measurements of top quark production in proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider with the ATLAS detector are presented. The inclusive measurements of the top-pair production cross section have reached high precision and are compared to the best available theoretical calculations. The differential cross section measurements, including results using boosted top quarks, probe our understanding of top-pair production in the TeV regime. The results are compared to Monte Carlo generators implementing LO and NLO matrix elements matched with parton showers. Measurements of the single top quark production cross section are presented in the t-channel and s-channel, and with associated production with a W boson. For the t-channel production, results on the ratio between top quark and antitop quark production cross sections and differential measurements are also included.
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