The emergence of scaling in QCD jets
Dr. Erik Gerwick
Friday, May 11, 2012
2pm-3pm
HP3230B (Faculty of Science Board Room)

Multi-jet rates are one of the most coveted LHC observables.  In this
seminar I present recent work developing a statistical understanding
based on ratios of exclusive jet multiplicities.  As analogies for the full
QCD evolution, I relate a toy model for an iterated Poisson process, the
final state cascade in the generating functional language, and the complete
parton shower.   Finally, I will mention possible experimental tests and
applications for these methods highlighting improved jet veto predictions
in Higgs searches.