Oct 10 – 14, 2016
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
America/Los_Angeles timezone

Development and performance of track reconstruction algorithms at the energy frontier with the ATLAS detector

Oct 12, 2016, 12:15 PM
GG C1 (San Francisco Mariott Marquis)


San Francisco Mariott Marquis

Oral Track 2: Offline Computing Track 2: Offline Computing


Louis-Guillaume Gagnon (Universite de Montreal (CA))


ATLAS track reconstruction code is continuously evolving to match the demands from the increasing instantaneous luminosity of LHC, as well as the increased centre-of-mass energy. With the increase in energy, events with dense environments, e.g. the cores of jets or boosted tau leptons, become much more abundant. These environments are characterised by charged particle separations on the order of ATLAS inner detector sensor dimensions and are created by the decay of boosted objects. Significant upgrades were made to the track reconstruction code to cope with the expected conditions during LHC Run 2. In particular, new algorithms targeting dense environments were developed. These changes lead to a substantial reduction of reconstruction time while at the same time improving physics performance. The employed methods are presented and the prospects for future applications are discussed. In addition, physics performance studies are shown, e.g. a measurement of the fraction of lost tracks in jets with high transverse momentum.

Primary Keyword (Mandatory) Reconstruction
Secondary Keyword (Optional) Algorithms

Primary author


Louis-Guillaume Gagnon (Universite de Montreal (CA))

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