Nuclear Physics Seminar
"Jet Quenching at the LHC: Results from the ATLAS Experiment"
Presented by Aaron Angerami, Columbia University
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 11 am
Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510
Hosted by: Anne Sickles
Jets are an essential tool in understanding the hot and dense matter produced in relativistic heavy ion collisions through the phenomenon of jet quenching. At the LHC, the large acceptance detectors and enhanced rate for jets well above the typical underlying event fluctuations have ushered in a generation of measurements using fully reconstructed jets. Beginning with the observation of highly asymmetric dijet events, the ATLAS collaboration has performed a series of measurements which provide insight into jet quenching. In this talk I will summarize these measurements and discuss how our understanding of the quenching mechanism has progressed during the LHC era.