Scientists of the DZero collaboration at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
announced in a seminar at Fermilab
on December 8, 2006 the first evidence of single top quarks produced in a rare subatomic process involving the weak nuclear force. The result is an important test of predictions made by particle theory, such as the number of quarks that exist in nature. From UIC, Professor Cecilia Gerber
together with Timour Ten, Gustavo Otero y Garzon, Ioana Anghel and Lisa Shabalina contributed to this discovery through their work on identification of the B-jets front.