Direct measurement of the top quark mass

Kirsten Tollefson, Erich W. Varnes

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Abstract

We review the direct measurements of the top quark mass Mt using the sample of tt̄ events collected by the DØ and CDF experiments at Fermilab. Measurements using events in the lepton plus jets, dilepton, and all-hadronic tt̄ decay modes are reviewed, as is the combination of the results to yield the current world average Mt = 174.3 ± 3.2(stat.) ± 4.0 (syst.) GeV/c2. We close by estimating the precision attainable with future data sets at Fermilab and the Large Hadron Collider.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-479
Number of pages45
JournalAnnual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • CDF
  • Higgs boson
  • Standard model
  • Tevatron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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