Final State Observables for the LHC

Who: Andrea Banfi (ETH Zürich)
When: Monday, June 14, 2010 at 13:30
Where: The CP³ meeting room


Abstract: We describe the general features of hadronic final state at hadron colliders, highlighting the importance of infrared and collinear safety to devise observables that reflect the underlying quark-gluon energy-momentum flow. We then introduce jets and event shapes, the two observables that are mostly used for studies of hadronic final states. We finally discuss the amount of information that can be extracted at the LHC from measurements of event shape distributions.

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