The D0 experiment was located at the proton-antiproton Tevatron collider at the Fermilab laboratory (Chicago, USA). There was two data taking periods: Run I from 1992 to 1996 with a center of mass energy of 1.8 TeV, and Run II from 2001 to 2011 with a center of mass energy of 1.96 TeV. Before the advent of the LHC, the Tevatron was the most energetic collider in the world and the only collider where the top quark as well as possibly a Higgs boson could be produced.
D0 is made of several sub-detectors allowing to address a wide spectrum of physics subjects within the Standard Model such as top quark production and properties measurements, QCD, W and Z gauge bosons studies, and b-quark physics. The D0 experiment also allowed to search for the Higgs boson as well as new physics beyond the Standard Model such as supersymmetry and extra-dimensions.
D0 is a large international collaboration: around 400 physicists are signing the latest D0 publications. Irfu/SPP was one of the first foreign institute that join the collaboration in the middle of the 80's.
Last update : 04/24 2017 (2214)