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
IFAE at EPS-HEP 2021
July 28, 2021
The European Physical Society conference on high energy physics 2021 (EPS-HEP 2021), one of the most important conferences in HEP of the year, is taking place online this week. Three IFAE groups are participating: