P. Grannise aLomonosov Moscow State University, Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Leninskie Gory 1 build. 2, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation bKirchhoff Institute for Physics, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany cAccelerator Physics Center, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois, USA dNational Research Center "Kurchatov Institute", Institute for High Energy Physics, pl. Nauki 1, Protvino, Moscow Region, 142281, Russian Federation eState University of New York, Stony Brook, New York, USA
This paper, written to mark the twentieth anniversary of the discovery of the top quark, offers some insight into how the understanding of this heaviest known particle has developed from prediction through search to discovery to the current knowledge of its production mechanisms and properties. The central role of the top quark in the Standard Model is considered and the window of opportunity it opens for seeking new physics beyond the Standard Model is discussed.
Keywords: collider, experiment, facility, quark, photon, boson, lepton, hadron, meson, baryon PACS:12.10.−g, 12.38.−t, 12.60.−i, 14.65.Ha (all) DOI:10.3367/UFNe.0185.201512a.1241 URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2015/12/a/ Citation: Boos E E, Brandt O, Denisov D, Denisov S P, Grannis P "The top quark (20 years after the discovery)" Phys. Usp.58 1133–1158 (2015)
TI The top quark (20 years after the discovery)
AU Boos, E. E.
AU Brandt, O.
AU Denisov, D.
AU Denisov, S. P.
AU Grannis, P.
JA Phys. Usp.
Received: 10th, September 2015, accepted: 16th, September 2015