CDF can’t stop being charming

CDF reports the measurement, in bins of momentum transverse to incident protons, of the average probability of producing a D+ meson at the Tevatron.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/09/cdf-cant-stop-charming/, by Jeffrey Appel.

Importance of multivariate analysis

These physicists were responsible for this analysis. From left: Giorgio Chiarelli, Sandra Leone and Federico Sforza, all from INFN (University of Pisa).

Disentangling signal from background in the CDF Higgs Boson data.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/07/importance-multivariate-analysis/, by Andy Beretvas and Giorgio Chiarelli

An indirect road to the W mass taken by CDF

These physicists were responsible for this analysis. From left: Arie Bodek, Jiyeon Han and Willis Sakumoto, all from the University of Rochester.

The Tevatron’s best measurement of the W mass.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/05/indirect-road-w-mass-taken-cdf/, by Andy Beretvas and Willis Sakumoto

An improved Standard Model agrees with new b quark pair data

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These CDF data are consistent with the Standard Model expectations, and they disfavor the axigluon model with a mass of 100 GeV/c^2.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/03/improved-standard-model-agrees-new-b-quark-pair-data/, by Andy Beretvas and Pavol Bartos

Subatomic gryphons

The gryphon is a mythical beast with the head of an eagle and the hindquarters of a lion.

CDF looks for weird combinations of existing particles: Leptoquarks.

http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive/archive_2015/today15-09-25.html, by Don Lincoln.

Fishing for the weak and the charmed

Fermilab, CDF, Matera, Pitts

From left: Keith Matera (University of Illinois, now at Fermilab) and Kevin Pitts (University of Illinois) are the primary analysts for this result.

CDF scientists measure the rates of vector boson plus charmed meson production at different energies for a the W boson.

http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive/archive_2015/today15-07-30.html, by Keith Matera and Andy Beretvas

The rest of the story

transmin charged particle density CDF fermilab

For the first time, because of the use of data at three different energies, we are able to see directly the energy behavior of the different components of the underlying energy.

http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive/archive_2015/today15-07-02.html, by Rick Field and Andy Beretvas