Jet sensitivity to medium effects via substructure modifications in heavy-ion collisions
Konrad Tywoniuk
Theoretical Physics Department, CERN
Mercredi 10/05/2017, 16:00
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers

Significant experimental and theoretical activity at the LHC is dedicated to the study of an elusive state of matter, the quark-gluon plasma, created in head-on heavy-ion collisions. Measurements of fully reconstructed jets in these collisions allow to study new aspects of this exotic state via its coupling to perturbative degrees of freedom. We discuss how energetic colour charges propagate in a quark-gluon plasma and extend the previously known formalism to compute energy-loss of independent partons to treat neighbouring partons within the same jet. This extension accounts for the coherent structure of jet fragmentation and implies subtle modifications of the substructure. As a concrete application, we discuss the expected medium-modification of the jet splitting probability that is measured using jet grooming procedures and discuss generic strategies to enhance the sensitivity to medium effects. \\ \\ (IPhT organizer: Edmond Iancu)

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