The computer reconstruction
Detectors record millions of points of data during collision events.
For this reason, it is necessary to let a computer look at this data,
and figure out the
most likely particle paths and decays, as well as anomalies from the
This is a computer reconstruction of a proton-antiproton
collision event that
produced an electron-positron pair as well as many other particles. This
particular event, and many other like it, provided evidence
for the Z boson,
one of the carrier particles for the collision producing top quarks.
It is through analysis of events like these that physicists have found
evidence for the Standard Model.