Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Generation of complete events containing very high-p T jets
SUBATECH, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Université de Nantes, CNRS/IN2P3, 4 rue Alfred Kastler, 44307, Nantes, France
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Published online: 18 December 2008
The study of very high transverse-momentum jets will be an important issue at the LHC, in particular since the corresponding cross sections will be considerably larger than at RHIC energies. Jets are expected to provide information on QGP formation, due to the energy loss of fast partons in the medium. Jet cross sections can in principle be compared to simple pQCD calculations, based on the hypothesis of factorization. But often it is useful or even necessary to not only compute the production rate of the very high-p T jets, but in addition the “rest of the event”. The proposed talk is based on recent work, where we try to construct an event generator—fully compatible with pQCD—which allows one to compute complete events, consisting of high-p T jets plus all the other low p T particles produced at the same time. Whereas in “generators of inclusive spectra” like Pythia one may easily trigger on high-p T phenomena, this is not so obvious for “generators of physical events”, where in principle one has to generate a very large number of events in order to finally obtain rare events (like those with a very high-p T jet). We shall discuss how we overcome these difficulties in the framework of the EPOS model.
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