Bulletin of the American Physical Society
2021 Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics
Volume 66, Number 8
Monday–Thursday, October 11–14, 2021; Virtual; Eastern Daylight Time
Session FH: Mini-Symposium: Hadron Production and Interactions in Jets and Media III
2:00 PM–4:00 PM,
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Chair: Ivan Vitev, LANL
Abstract: FH.00009 : Event-shapes and the presence of jets in e+e- and pp collisions*
3:36 PM–3:48 PM
Event-shape observables such as transverse sphericity are widely being used by the particle and nuclear physics community to characterize events and study the underlying physics mechanisms.
In earlier studies these observables have proven to be useful in e+e- collisions to discriminate between di-jet and multi-jet topologies, and more recently were exploited in pp collisions.
However, by using events produced with the PYTHIA event generator, we have found that in pp collisions the correlation between event-shape observables and jets is far weaker than the case in e+e- collisions. Rather, there is an indication that event-shapes in pp collisions are sensitive to the amount of multi-parton interactions, which motivates further investigation of the use of these observables in a new way.
In this talk we present results that support our claim that event-shapes in pp collisions are sensitive to fundamentally different event characteristics and physics mechanisms compared to the same observables in e+e- collisions, which is contrary to what the community has claimed thus far.
*Work supported by the US DOE under award number DE-SC004168
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