Jets and Jet Algorithms

  • Simone Marzani
  • Gregory Soyez
  • Michael Spannowsky
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 958)


There is no jet substructure without jets. Jets are ubiquitous objects in collider physics, which have been used for 40 years. This Chapter discusses the concept jets as collimated sprays of particles (or flows of energy). It also introduces the algorithms which are used for their practical definitions, basic experimental aspects and the software implementation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simone Marzani
    • 1
  • Gregory Soyez
    • 2
  • Michael Spannowsky
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di GenovaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Institut de Physique TheoriqueCNRS UMR 3681, CEA SaclayGif-sur-Yvette cedexFrance
  3. 3.Department of Physics, Institute for Particle Physics PhenomenologyDurham UniversityDurhamUK

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