Dissertation Defense: Chris Silkworth
In the context of a supersymmetric top quark search, the full particle physics process is presented. Starting with a brief detour into some of the theoretical motivations behind the search, we explain how one makes a prediction using simulated Monte Carlo data. We then explain how electrical signals in the detector can be combined to form potential particles using the ‘particle flow algorithm’. Finally, using what we have learned, we test the existence of a supersymmetric top quark with the help of a top-tagger.