A first-principle approach to jet quenching
Collisions of ultra-relativistic heavy ions in the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva and the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider in New York form the hot, dense medium known as the quark–gluon plasma (QGP). One of the main experimental tools to characterise the QGP is the analysis of the propagation of elementary quarks and gluons through it. These elementary particles fragment into highly collimated jets that lose energy through a phenomenon known as jet quenching, whose study can help improve our understanding of the QGP behaviour. Based on recent findings suggesting that jets are sensitive to the QGP pre-equilibrium dynamics, the EU-funded JQ4LHC project plans to develop the first jet quenching bottom-up formalism based on first principles which will also enable the investigation of this early dynamics.
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