Resolving the spacetime structure of jets with medium

Jun 4, 2020, 11:35 AM

Oral Presentation Jets and High Momentum Hadrons Parallel


Adam Takacs (University of Bergen)


Away from the strictly soft and collinear limit of QCD radiation the choice of evolution scale in a parton shower algorithm is ambiguous and several options have been implemented in existing Monte Carlo event generators for proton-proton collisions [1]. However, the resulting space-time evolution could result in subtle differences depending on the particular choice. In this work we quantify measurable consequences of the choice of the evolution variable and show how the implications of such a choice propagates into jet quenching observables. We develop a parton shower algorithm for a general evolution variable, that includes as special cases the virtuality, angle, transverse momentum and formation time. We study the interplay between the shower history for different evolution variables and the phase space affected by parton energy loss. In particular, we implement effects of jet quenching in the dense and dilute medium limits and highlight the role of color coherence effects [2,3]. We compare the results of the different ordering variables to existing Monte Carlo shower implementations on the parton level by analyzing primary and secondary Lund planes. Finally, we study the sensitivity of quenched jets to the choice of evolution variable by confronting our results for certain key observables, such as the inclusive jet spectrum, the (groomed) momentum sharing fraction or the jet mass, against theoretical expectations and experimental data.

[1] T. Sjostrand, Status and developments of event generators,PoS LHCP2016, 007 (2016).
[2] J. Casalderrey-Solana, D. Pablos and K. Tywoniuk, Two-gluon emission and interference in athin QCD medium: insights into jet formation, JHEP1611, 174 (2016).
[3] Y. Mehtar-Tani and K. Tywoniuk, Sudakov suppression of jets in QCD media, Phys. Rev. D98, no. 5, 051501 (2018).

Contribution type Contributed Talk
Track Jets and High Momentum Hadrons

Primary authors

Adam Takacs (University of Bergen) Daniel Pablos (University of Bergen) Konrad Tywoniuk (University of Bergen (NO))

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