West Coast LHC

Postcard of tracks left by a jet (lower left cluster of pink lines) observed at CDF

Postcard of tracks left by a jet (lower left cluster of pink lines) observed at CDF

The latest installment of the West Coast LHC Meetings was held in Davis last week. The meetings are trying to prepare theorists (particularly those living on or near the West Coast) for the flood of data that will arrive from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) which will run a test beam in 2007 and start full scale running in 2008. The main focus of the meeting was “jets”. when high energy quarks or gluons are produced in particle collisions they appear in the detector as a large spay of particles (called a jet).  Trying to relate the proerties of jets to the properties of the quarks and gluons is a big problem.  Most of the talks are available online.

a multi-jet event viewed through energy deposition along thedetector barrel (from Joey Huston's talk)

a multi-jet event viewed through energy deposition along thedetector barrel (from Joey Huston's talk)

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