Jets and Vector Bosons in Heavy Ion Collisions

Begoña de la Cruz, M. Bosman, A. Juste, M. Martínez, I. Riu, V. Sorin
2013 EPJ Web of Conferences  
This talk reviews experimental results on jets and electroweak boson (photon, W and Z) production in heavy-ion collisions, from the CMS and ATLAS detectors, using data collected during 2011 PbPb run ( 150 mub-1) and pp data collected at an equivalent energy. By comparing the two collision systems, the energy loss of the partons propagating through the medium produced PbPb collisiions can be studied. Its characterization is done using dijet events and isolated photon-jet pairs. Since the
more » ... . Since the electroweak gauge bosons do not participate in the strong interaction, and are thus unmodified by the nuclear medium, they serve as clean probes of the initial state in the collision. Abstract. This paper reviews experimental results on jets and electroweak boson (photon, W and Z) production in heavy-ion collisions, from the CMS and ATLAS detectors, using data collected during 2011 PbPb run and pp data collected at an equivalent energy. By comparing the two collision systems, the energy loss of the partons propagating through the medium produced in PbPb collisions can be studied. Its characterization is done using dijet events and isolated photon-jet pairs. Since the electroweak gauge bosons do not participate in the strong interaction, and are thus unmodified by the nuclear medium, they serve as clean probes of the initial state in the collision.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/20136003002 fatcat:z4fqelgocve3znzaijecomxtbq