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CDF (Collider Detector at Fermilab) is an experiment conducted at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (near Chicago, USA) studying the collision of protons and anti-protons at a center of mass energy of 2 TeV. The experiment has been collecting data in two main phases (CDF-I and CDF-II) since the mid 80's and completed the data taking in September 2011, listing amongst its successes the discovery of the top quark in 1995.


While Queen Mary is not part of the CDF Collaboration, Dr Lucio Cerrito is a member of CDF as a Visitor of the University College London CDF group.

Papers and Talks

Recent measurements include:
- the pair-production of top quarks [Physical Review D 79, 052007 (2009)]
- the mass of the top quark [Physical Review D (R) 80 051104 (2009)]
- the production of W in association with charm quarks. [Physical Review Letters 110, 071801 (2013), Physical Review Letters 100, 091803 (2008)]
Recent talks:
- Electroweak and Top Physics at Tevatron, Particles Strings and Cosmology Conference, Valencia (Spain), July 2010, by Dr L. Cerrito.
- V+jets at the Tevatron, Top 2010 Conference, Bruges (Belgium), June 2010, by Dr L. Cerrito.
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