Seminaria Instytutowe

Exploring jet quenching in heavy ion collisions

by Souvik Adhya (IFJ PAN)


Jet quenching is a powerful tool in the study of heavy-ion collisions, as it provides a range of observables that can reveal important information about the evolution of the hot and dense quark-gluon plasma (QGP) medium created in such collisions. This versatility makes jet quenching i.e. the suppression and modification of high-energy jets due to the interactions of the partons (quarks and gluons) with the medium, an excellent chronometer of the yoctosecond structure of the evolution process. The medium-induced parton shower is a manifestation of jet quenching, allowing one to understand medium on incredibly short timescales. In this talk, we shall try to understand (phenomenologically) the impact of the detailed medium dynamics into describing the parton shower with comparison with data from Large Hadron Collider, CERN.