Publication
Title
Measurement of the top-quark mass with dilepton events selected using neuroevolution at CDF
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CDF Collaboration
Abstract
We report a measurement of the top-quark mass Mt in the dilepton decay channel tt̅ →bl′+νl′b̅ l-ν̅ l. Events are selected with a neural network which has been directly optimized for statistical precision in top-quark mass using neuroevolution, a technique modeled on biological evolution. The top-quark mass is extracted from per-event probability densities that are formed by the convolution of leading order matrix elements and detector resolution functions. The joint probability is the product of the probability densities from 344 candidate events in 2.0  fb-1 of pp̅ collisions collected with the CDF II detector, yielding a measurement of Mt=171.2±2.7(stat)±2.9(syst)  GeV/c2.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2009
ISSN
0031-9007
Volume/pages
102:15(2009), p. 152001,1-152001,8
ISI
000265285700016
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UAntwerpen
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