Hot off the press: Top quarks in nuclear collisions ?

Published on December 06, 2016

Earlier today, at the 128th LHCC Open session meeting, both ATLAS and CMS experiments demonstrated for the first time candidate events whose signatures are compatible with the decay of a pair of top quarks in the nuclear environment of proton-Lead (pPb) collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8.16 TeV. Currently, and while steadily moving to the last beam dumps for 2016 (Monday 5th), LHC runs with beam reversal mode at the same center-of-mass energy, where the directions of p and Pb bunches are reversed since not all LHC experiments are symmetric.