Jet quenching in heavy-ion collisions at the LHC

by Dr Marta Verweij

In collisions between relativistically accelerated lead ions a dense medium is formed: the Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP). These type of collisions are used to study matter in phases where quarks and gluons are no more confined into hadrons and where chiral symmetry is restored. Hard scattered partons are used to map out the properties of the QGP. As a parton passes through the QCD medium, induced energy loss from elastic and radiative interactions leads to a modification of the parton shower; this modification is used to deduce medium properties.

In this seminar, jet measurements in heavy-ion collisions at the LHC are discussed. I will also discuss how these measurements improve our understanding of the properties of hot QCD matter and give an outlook for future measurements.