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Jet quenching in the compact muon solenoid at the LHC

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dc.contributor.advisor Bolesław Wysłouch. en_US López Mateos, David en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics. en_US 2006-05-15T20:38:01Z 2006-05-15T20:38:01Z 2005 en_US 2005 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2005. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 85-88). en_US
dc.description.abstract In this thesis we perform analyses on simulated data that allow us to demonstrate the sensitivity of the CMS experiment to certain jet quenching observables. In particular, two theoretical scenarios which mimic RHIC data at low PT and which show either no quenching or BDMPS-based quenching at high PT are formulated. The difference between these two scenarios is analyzed for RAA, RCP at different centralities and jet-specific observables such as jet energy spectra, fragmentation functions and jet profiles. We show how these analyses indicate that the large acceptance of the CMS detector, combined with the high granularity in the energy resolution of the calorimeter will be essential tools in studying the phenomenon of jet quenching. Finally, we propose extensions to this work in preparation to analyzing the data from Pb-Pb runs at the LHC. Disclaimer: The work on this thesis does not model the CMS detector geometry with the accuracy required for official analyses, which are fully representative of the CMS detector capabilities. Such analyses require of the full CMS simulation machinery and are left to the CMS Heavy Ion group as a whole. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by David López Mateos. en_US
dc.format.extent 88 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Physics. en_US
dc.title Jet quenching in the compact muon solenoid at the LHC en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.B. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 62622815 en_US

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