Measurement of the Inclusive Jet Cross Section with the ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider

  • Caterina Doglioni

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Caterina Doglioni
    Pages 1-2
  3. Caterina Doglioni
    Pages 3-18
  4. Caterina Doglioni
    Pages 19-35
  5. Caterina Doglioni
    Pages 37-50
  6. Caterina Doglioni
    Pages 51-71
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  8. Caterina Doglioni
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  10. Caterina Doglioni
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 155-158

About this book

Introduction

Tests of the current understanding of physics at the highest energies achievable in man-made experiments are performed at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. In the theory of the strong force within the Standard Model of particle physics - Quantum ChromoDynamics or QCD - confined quarks and gluons from the proton-proton scattering manifest themselves as groups of collimated particles. These particles are clustered into physically measurable objects called hadronic jets. As jets are widely produced at hadron colliders, they are the key physics objects for an early "rediscovery of QCD". This thesis presents the first jet measurement from the ATLAS Collaboration at the LHC and confronts the experimental challenges of precision measurements. Inclusive jet cross section data are then used to improve the knowledge of the momentum distribution of quarks and gluons within the proton and of the magnitude of the strong force.

Keywords

ATLAS Experiment Early LHC Measurements Hadronic Jets Inclusive Jet Cross Section Jet Energy Scale Uncertainty Parton Distribution Functions Quantum Chromodynamics Quark and Gluon Momentum Distributions Standard Model of Particle Physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Caterina Doglioni
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30538-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30537-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30538-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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