PhD Thesis

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A top quark pair production event from proton-proton collisions recorded by ATLAS with LHC collision energy of 13 TeV [1].
A top quark pair production event from proton-proton collisions recorded by ATLAS with LHC collision energy of 13 TeV [1].

Phenomenology of searches for new neutral resonances in top quark pair production at the LHC

My PhD thesis was submitted to the University of Southampton in March 2018 and I passed my viva in May 2018. I was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Particle Physics on 14 September 2018.

NExT PhD School

The first year consisted primarily of courses in theoretical high-energy physics from the NExT PhD School. Core courses:

  • Quantum field theory
  • Advanced quantum field theory
  • Group theory and symmetries
  • The Standard Model
  • Beyond the Standard Model
  • Supersymmetry
  • Phenomenology

Assessments:

  • QFT problem – Calculation of the differential cross section for Compton scattering in tree-level quantum electrodynamics
  • AQFT problem – Calculation of the $\beta$ function for a general $\textrm{SU}(n)$ scalar QCD at one-loop level

Download

The PDF is available to download here. I revise it occasionally to fix any lingering typos; the last revised date can be found at the bottom of the title page.

Citation

@phdthesis{millar2018,
  author  = "Millar, Declan Andrew",
  title   = "Phenomenology of searches for new neutral resonances in top quark pair production at the LHC",
  school  = "University of Southampton",
  address = "Southampton, UK",
  year    = 2018,
  month   = mar
}

References

  1. ATLAS Experiment © 2015 CERN