Novel tools and observables for jet physics in heavy-ion collisions

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Studies of fully-reconstructed jets in heavy-ion collisions aim at extracting thermodynamical and transport properties of hot and dense QCD matter. Recently, a plethora of new jet substructure observables have been theoretically and experimentally developed that provide novel precise insights on the modifications of the parton radiation pattern induced by a QCD medium. This report, summarizing the main lines of discussion at the 5th Heavy Ion Jet Workshop and CERN TH institute "Novel tools and observables for jet physics in heavy-ion collisions" in 2017, presents a first attempt at outlining a strategy for isolating and identifying the relevant physical processes that are responsible for the observed medium-induced jet modifications. These studies combine theory insights, based on the Lund parton splitting map, with sophisticated jet reconstruction techniques, including grooming and background subtraction algorithms.


External organisations
  • CERN
  • University of Birmingham
  • Niels Bohr Institute
  • Laboratorio De Instrumentacao E Fisica Experimental De Particulas (LIP-Lisboa)
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Novel tools and observables for jet physics in heavy-ion collisions
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication categoryResearch