LABORATORI NAZIONALI DI FRASCATI
Speaker: E.L.M.P. LAENEN (Nikhef Amsterdam)
The top quark plays a central role in many LHC analyses that test the Standard Model and
that search for new physics. I will review why this is so, and discuss in particular
recent advances in how to describe the top quark production and decay processes precisely,
including the spin of the top quark, and with possible new physics influences.
Recent experimental results and theoretical advances will be reviewed,and an outlook given.