Physics at Virginia

"Jet Shapes Studies at CMS"

Pelin Kurt , Kurkova University
[Host: Chris Neu]
The CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) detector will observe high transverse momentum jets produced in the final state of proton-proton collisions at the center of mass energy of 14 TeV. These data will allow us to measure jet shapes, defined as the fractional transverse momentum distribution as a function of the distance from the jet axis. Since jet shapes are sensitive to parton showering processes they provide a good test of Monte Carlo event simulation programs. A potential method was investigated to measure jet shapes in CMS using reconstructed calorimeter energies where the statistics of all distributions correspond to a CMS data set with 10 pb -1 of integrated luminosity. We compare the predictions of the Monte Carlo generators PYTHIA and HERWIG++.
High Energy Physics Seminar
Thursday, November 13, 2008
3:30 PM
HEP Building, Room 123
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