Searching for Top

How do today's scientists use conservation of momentum?

Fermilab D-Zero Experiment
The DØ Experiment is a worldwide collaboration of scientists conducting research on the fundamental nature of matter. The experiment is located at the world's premier high-energy accelerator, Fermilab's Tevatron Collider.

 


Tevatron

Researchers study interactions of protons and antiprotons at the highest available energies. This intense search for subatomic clues reveals the character of the building blocks of the universe.

DØ Detector
In 1995 physicists recorded data from a very special collision that produced a top and an antitop quark. This event essentially took place in a 2-dimensional plane rather than a 3-dimensional space.

What does this event look like?


DØ Data Plot