Jul 6 – 13, 2022
Bologna, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Dynamically groomed jet radius in heavy-ion collisions

Jul 8, 2022, 7:05 PM
1h 25m
Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi
Poster Heavy Ions Poster Session


Adam Takacs (University of Bergen)


We explore the ability of a recently proposed jet substructure technique, Dynamical Grooming, to pin down the properties of the Quark-Gluon Plasma formed in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions. In particular, we compute, both analytically and via Monte-Carlo simulations, the opening angle $\theta_g$ of the hardest splitting in the jet as defined by Dynamical Grooming. Our calculation, grounded in perturbative QCD, accounts for the factorization in time between vacuum-like and medium-induced processes in the double logarithmic approximation. We observe that the dominating scale in the $\theta_g$-distribution is the decoherence angle $\theta_c$ which characterises the resolution power of the medium to propagating color probes. This feature also persists in strong coupling models for jet quenching. We further propose for potential experimental measurements a suitable combination of the Dynamical Grooming condition and the jet radius that leads to a pQCD dominated observable with a very small sensitivity (≤10%) to medium response.

In-person participation Yes

Primary authors

Adam Takacs (University of Bergen) Alba Soto Ontoso Paul Caucal (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

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