Tasty Jets at the LHC

by Rene Poncelet (Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge)

Main/0-174 - Auditorium (Main) (MPP)

Main/0-174 - Auditorium (Main)


Jets are a staple of the research program at high-energy hadron colliders. As suitably defined sets of highly-energetic particles, they constitute a useful tool to establish a link between Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) of quarks and gluons and the realm of actual strongly-interacting particles, baryons and mesons. Besides the general importance of jets for collider phenomenology, there is a growing interest in studying jet substructure in order to disentangle various QCD effects governing jet dynamics. In this talk I would like to discuss new ideas and phenomenology for jets of definite flavour. Those allow to access the partonic structure of the hard scattering event, which in turn can be used for Standard Model measurements, Parton Distribution Function fits, New Physics searches and tuning/improvement of Monte Carlo simulations.