Heavy Flavors / Jets
- Barbara Krystyna Wosiek (Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences (PL))
Hadrons carrying heavy flavour, i.e. charm or beauty quarks, are unique probes in hadronic collisions at high energies. Due to their large masses, heavy quarks are predominantly produced in hard parton scattering processes in the initial phase of the collisions. Therefore, measurements of heavy-flavour hadron production in pp collisions provide tests of perturbative QCD and constitute a...
Proton-nucleus collisions have been studied to provide baseline measurements for hard processes in heavy ion collisions. Extensive measurements have been made of the jet production rates, the properties of the jets and the correlation between pairs of jets and other related observables. One motivation for these measurements is to quantify the modification of the parton distribution functions...