New ATLAS group publication
February 3, 2021Collider Physics Group
“Search for pair production of third-generation scalar leptoquarks decaying into a top quark and a τ-lepton in pp collisions at s√=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector” has been submitted to JHEP.
This paper presents the first dedicated ATLAS search for pair production of scalar leptoquarks with a significant branching ratio into a top quark and a tau lepton.
Scalar leptoquarks decaying exclusively into tτ are excluded up to masses of 1.43 TeV while, for a branching fraction of 50% into tτ, the lower mass limit is 1.22 TeV. These are the most stringent direct limits to date on such production and decay modes.
Members of the IFAE-ATLAS team have played a leading role in this publication. In particular, Stergios Kazakos is one of the main analyzers, and Aurelio Juste the corresponding editor for the paper.
Link to the arXiv
New positions in the IFAE Organization
January 16, 2023
Mario Martinez, ICREA professor at IFAE and head of the Gravitational Waves Group, is the new Director of the Experimental Division and takes on the role of IFAE Deputy Director. Martine Bosman, retiring Director of the Experimental Division, assumes the status of IFAE Emeritus.