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10-12 April 2019
Denver, CO
US/Mountain timezone

Jet and dijet production in heavy-ion collisions

10 Apr 2019, 16:25
25m
Director's Row I (Denver, CO)

Director's Row I

Denver, CO

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Pl. lobby level of the Plaza building
invited talk Jets

Speaker

Dr Ivan Vitev (LANL)

Description

I will discuss recent developments in the theory of jets in ultra-relativistic nuclear collision, with an emphasis on heavy flavor production. Starting with inclusive jets, I will show how the technique of semi-inclusive jet functions, first developed in the framework of soft collinear effective theory, can be applied to c-jets and b-jets in heavy ion collisions. For the case of dijets, I will present the first calculation of the dijet mass modification in nucleus-nucleus reactions. The advantage of this new observable is that the energy loss effects on the individual jets combine to give enhanced sensitivity to the transport properties of the quark-gluon plasma.

Primary author

Dr Ivan Vitev (LANL)

Presentation Materials