Scientists meet at Fermilab to recognize top quark discovery

Scientists from all over the world participated in last week’s Top at Twenty workshop at Fermilab. Photo: Reidar Hahn

More than 120 scientists converged at Fermilab last week for the 20th anniversary of the discovery of the top quark. Experimentalists and theorists at both the Tevatron and the LHC discussed recent results related to the top quark as well as methods for using the top quark as a tool for future discoveries.

In 1995, researchers at both the CDF and DZero experiments discovered this heaviest quark, the final missing piece of the quark family.