Final states with four tops appear in various extensions of the standard model. Alas, top reconstruction faces combinatorial issues as they show up as large multiplicity events. In this paper, we present a new procedure to determine whether new physics is in fact due to a new source for tops. We establish the use of this procedure to separate the signal from background (primarily tt̄+jets). Our analysis is model independent, in that it does not use any details of the four top production (such as possible missing energy), and does not require b-tagging.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.85.055024
Journal Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
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Gregoire, T, Katz, E. (Emanuel), & Sanz, V. (Veronica). (2012). Four top quarks in extensions of the standard model. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 85(5). doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.85.055024