# PhD Thesis

** Published:**

## 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
}
```