Looking inside jets
- Event time: 2:00pm
- Event date: 9th January 2017
- Speaker: Professor Simone Marzani (University at Buffalo)
- Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
Jets, i.e. collimated sprays of particles, are ubiquitous in particle physics phenomenology. I discuss QCD calculations which aim to describe the structure of jets. In particular, several techniques have been developed in the past few years in order to better identify jets originating from the decay of boosted massive particles. I discuss how jets are modified when these grooming and tagging algorithms are applied and how a deeper understanding of QCD dynamics in this context can guide the development of better tools.
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..