(Non)perturbative QCD and Jet Substructure

Perturbative QCD is a powerful tool for calculating the properties of jets at the LHC. However, there are many jet observables for which non-perturbative input from QCD is needed. In this talk, I present three case studies at the boundary between perturbative and non-perturbative QCD---ratio observables, track-based measurements, and hadronization effects---all of which are relevant for new physics searches at the LHC.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 3:30pm
Event Location: 
Physics 298
Event Contact: 
Paul, Cristin
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Event Contact Phone: 
660-2491
Event Speaker: 
Jesse Thaler (MIT)