Azimuthal jet tomography at RHIC and LHC

May 20, 2014, 12:10 PM
titanium (darmstadtium)



Schlossgraben 1 64283 Darmstadt Germany
Contributed Talk Jets Jets


Barbara Betz (Frankfurt University)


Recent data on the azimuthal and transverse momentum dependence of high-pT pion nuclear modification factors and high-pT elliptic flow in nuclear collisions at RHIC and LHC are analyzed in terms of a generic dE/dx model that interpolates between running coupling pQCD-based models such as CUJET2.0 and AdS/CFT-inspired holographic models. The jet-energy loss models are coupled to state of the art viscous hydrodynamic fields. RHIC data are found to be surprisingly consistent with most dE/dx+Hydro models, but extrapolations to LHC energies favor running coupling QCD-based energy-loss models, while conformal holography models are inconsistent with the data. It is also shown that energy-loss fluctuations appear to play a crucial role in the underprediction of high-pT elliptic flow as seen by various pQCD-based energy-loss approximations.

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Barbara Betz (Frankfurt University)


Miklos Gyulassy (Columbia University)

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