The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of by Leonard Susskind

By Leonard Susskind

In his first publication ever, the daddy of string conception reinvents the world's idea of the identified universe and man's distinct position inside of it. Line drawings.

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The observables set include: the cross sections and its dependence on the i/s (line shape given by Z mass mz, width Yz and the hadronic pole cross section cr°ad) and on final state flavour (partial widths RgtbiC), the forwardbackward asymmetries (AFB), the left-right asymmetries (ALR, measured for polarised beams or using the measured polarisation of the final state tau leptons). Moreover, the measured asymmetries are used in order to extract the asymmetry parameters that are |O moas -O f "|M meas 0 | 2 3 1 2 3 Figure 1.

Now the combined analysis of R u n II doesn't con- firm t h a t rise from earlier measurements. These variations are within the errors anyhow, but is there any explanation? 6/3, which corresponds to a probability of 47%, indicating t h a t all measurements are in good agreement with each other. 44. 16 ELECTROWEAK M E A S U R E M E N T S CRISTINEL DIACONU Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille, IN2P3-CNRS, case 902, 163 Avenue de Luminy, Marseille, France and Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, DESY, Notkestr.

5 ( s t a t . 7±H ( s t a t . ) 162 D0 Lepton plus Jets All-Hadronic To determine and/or validate the jet energy calibration procedure, data samples corresponding to di-jet, ^y+jets and Z+jets production were extensively used. In addition to the above, the large ti samples in Run II allow for an in situ calibration of light jets making use of the W mass determination in W —» jj from top quark decays, a measurement which is in principle expected to scale as 1/yfN. Also, dedicated triggers requiring displaced tracks will allow to directly observe Z —^ bb, which can be used to verify the energy calibration for b jets.

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