30+10 min thesis presentation
Christine McLean (University of California, Davis)
12/2/17, 2:00 PM
I present a search for new massive particles decaying to a pair of top quarks with the CMS detector at the LHC. Proton-proton collision data recorded at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV is used. The search is performed by measuring the invariant mass distribution of the top-quark pair and testing for deviations from the expected Standard Model background. In the high mass ranges accessible by...