The European Physical Journal A

, 48:164

Jet quenching in heavy-ion collisions: The transition era from RHIC to LHC

Review
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Issue on Relativistic Hydro- and Thermodynamics

Abstract

A status report on the jet quenching physics in heavy-ion collisions is given as it appears after more than 10 years of collecting and analysing data at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and ∼ 1.5 years of physics at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The (theoretical) predictions and expectations before the start of the LHC program are contrasted with the most recent experimental results, focussing on the nuclear modification factor \( R_{AA}\) , the elliptic flow v2 of high-pT particles, and on the problem of initial conditions.

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  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsJohann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversityFrankfurt am MainGermany

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