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February 2, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Physics #312 | Map
666 W. Hancock
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty
New Opportunities in Jet Measurements of the Quark Gluon Plasma
 
In the current age of "Big Data" where the LHC reliably churns out tens of billions of collision events during each heavy-ion run period, our ability to probe the QGP with more rare objects is dramatically improving. This data overload, however, comes with a price, as it becomes more complicated to digest the onslaught of recent results in the context of how they relate to the QGP, especially with regard to recent measurements that suggest somewhat counterintuitive interpretations of small colliding systems.  Recent measurements of azimuthal anisotropies in proton-lead collisions at the LHC show similar magnitudes to their lead-lead counterparts, suggesting a similar coherent behavior in both systems. This unexpected behavior, however, is tempered somewhat by the lack of any large jet modification effects in small systems.  Finally, new measurements of jet substructure allow for new measurements of jet behavior in the medium independent of fragmentation, opening the door to highly-sensitive measurements of particle coherence in the medium.  I will attempt to put these measurements in context and ask where we go from here.
For more information about this event, please contact Raghav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli at 7325329232 or raghavke@wayne.edu.