UK TeVFest : 11/11/11

The Tevatron produced its last collisions at 2:30 on Sep 30 2011 after 28 years of operation. These collisions have resulted in over 1,000 papers from the fixed-target experiments and the two collider experiments CDF/D0. The programme has seen the discovery of two fundamental fermions: the top quark and the tau neutrino, the first observation of direct CP violation in the Kaon system, the discovery of 6 B hadrons, the observation of Bs oscillations and single top production and the world's most precise measurements of the W boson and top quark mass. It has probed the Standard Model over a large energy range and set the best limits on low mass Higgs boson production. It has also provided the methodology to do precision physics at a hadron collider much of which is now in harness at the LHC.

The UK joined the Tevatron in 1998-9 with CDF groups at Glasgow, Liverpool, Oxford and UCL and D0 groups at Lancaster, Manchester and Imperial. The UK has played a major role in the success of the Tevatron Run-II programme providing silicon hardware key to the observation of Bs oscillations and leaders, at one time or another, for all the physics sub-groups, a physics coordinator and three D0 spokespeople.

This meeting is both a retrospective and celebration of the UK's contributions to the Tevatron and a forward look at the prospects from the analysis of the full 10 fb -1 dataset that will be presented over the next 6-12 months. This will concentrate on the areas where the Tevatron remains competitive with or complementary to the LHC e.g. top quark properties/asymmetries, CP-violating b-quark asymmetries, W mass and Higgs boson searches. In the search for the Higgs boson below 120 GeV the Tevatron still has superior sensitivity over the LHC.

 

Organisers: Stefan Söldner-Rembold (Manchester), Mark Lancaster (UCL), David Waters (UCL).

 


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