Dr. Roman Kogler (University of Hamburg, Germany)
In many models of physics beyond the Standard Model the coupling of new physics to third generation quarks is enhanced. We present a review of searches for heavy particles beyond the standard model decaying to final states with top and bottom quarks. This includes searches for heavy gauge bosons and excited states, as well as vector-like quarks. The searches span a range of final states, from multi-leptonic to entirely hadronic. We use data collected with the CMS experiment during the year 2012, in proton-proton collisions at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV.
Arnd Meyer (RWTH Aachen University)
Filip Moortgat (CERN)