New ideas on jet quenching in heavy ion collisions at the LHC
- Event time: 2:00pm
- Event date: 28th September 2011
- Speaker: José Guilherme Milhano (CENTRA-IST Lisbon and CERN-TH)
- Location: Lecture Theatre C, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
The LHC offers unprecedented opportunities to study jets produced in heavy ion collisions. The release of the first LHC heavy ion data on jets has been accompanied by a surge of related theoretical activity. These recent efforts have focused on the identification and development of necessary ingredients to promote and complement the existing theoretical formulations, originally developed for the study of single parton energy loss in the presence of a medium, to the case of fully reconstructed jets. I will review recent efforts including those to account for the colour flow and the role of colour coherence effects in the parton cascade, and the relevance of transport of soft jet components away from the jet. Whenever appropriate I will discuss the phenomenological implications of these novel effects and discuss their relevance to the understanding of the available data.
The Particle Physics Theory seminar is a weekly series of talks reflecting the diverse interests of the group. Topics include analytic and numerical calculations based on the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, theories exploring new physics, as well as more formal developments in gauge theories and gravity..