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Spin Phenomena in Jets

Date: 10/05/2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):  Renee Fatemi (University of Kentucky)
For decades, jets have served as the tool of choice at colliders around the world. They have been used to search for new particles and to probe the inner workings of Quantum Chromodynamics. The jet community continues to innovate and thrive, responding to the experimental and theoretical challenges posed by the TeV scale beam energies at the Large Hadron Collider and the extreme backgrounds produced in the quark gluon plasma. Similarly, the advent of polarized proton beams at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)  at the turn of the century motivated the adaptation of jet reconstruction techniques for spin dependent measurements. Close collaboration between theory and experiment has produced a wealth of new data on spin topics ranging from the gluon helicity distribution to novel new probes of transverse momentum distributions. An overview of recent RHIC jet results, as well as new techniques developed for spin measurements will be presented.  The implications for further measurements at RHIC and at a future Electron-Ion-Collider will be discussed
Host : Brad Plaster