22-28 July 2010
Palais des Congrès de Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

Jet-medium interactions in heavy ion collisions

22 Jul 2010, 09:20
16m
Salle 253 ()

Salle 253

Parallel Session Talk 08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders 08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders

Speaker

Olga Evdokimov (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Description

One of the most remarkable discoveries of the ongoing heavy ion physics program at RHIC is the experimental observation of the jet quenching. The STAR detector, with its extended angular coverage, has made possible novel studies of jet interactions with QCD matter using angular correlations. Di- and tri-hadron correlation studies have shown evidence of strong interactions between hard partons and the QCD matter, providing experimental constrains on medium properties, jet fragmentation and theoretical models of energy loss. Jet reconstruction, recently becoming available, can provide a more direct measurement of the initial parton energy, thereby further advancing our knowledge of jet-medium interactions. In this talk an overview of recent STAR results for jet quenching via triggered correlations will be presented along with the first measurements from jet reconstruction in Au+Au collisions.

Primary author

Olga Evdokimov (University of Illinois at Chicago)

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