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Heavy quark production study in jets at the LHC

Grant number: 14/09081-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2014
Effective date (End): June 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Nuclear Physics
Principal Investigator:Alexandre Alarcon Do Passo Suaide
Grantee:Alexis Jean-Michel Mas
Home Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:12/04583-8 - High-energy nuclear physics at RHIC and LHC, AP.TEM

Abstract

The aim of this project is to develop reattach activities in the ALICE experiment at the LHC in the Physics Institute of the University of São Paulo in the field of relativistic heavy-ion collisions. This project will focus on the studies of heavy quark production in particle jets and their interaction with the quark-gluon plasma. Particle jets are originated from parton fragmentation after they are created in hard processes in the initial stages of the collision evolution. In this case, such partons act as external probes to the medium created after the system termalizes. Modifications due to the interaction of those partons with the medium can be studies by comparing jet characteristics in central heavy-ions collisions with the ones observed in p-p collisions. (AU)