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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp0141687k69x
 Title: The Frontier of Modern Calorimetry: Hardware Advances and Application in Particle Physics Analysis Authors: Medvedeva, Tatiana Advisors: Tully, Christopher G. Contributors: Physics Department Keywords: AcceleratorCalorimetryJetsLHCScintillatorWavelength shifter Subjects: PhysicsParticle physics Issue Date: 2014 Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Abstract: While the last missing components of the SM puzzle seem to be successfully found, particle physicists remain hungry for what might be there, beyond the cosy boundaries of the well studies elementary particle world. However, the sophisticated technique of data analysis and acute Monte Carlo simulations remain fruitless. It appears that the successful intrusion into the realm, in which we were not welcome so far, may require a very different implication of effort. All those results might suggest, though banal, that we need an improvement on the hardware side. Indeed, the hadronic calorimeter of CMS is no competitor to its other state-of-art components. This obstacle in many cases significantly complicates the flow of the physics analysis. Besides, the era of high luminosity LHC operation in the offing is calling for the same. After exploration of the analysis debri with 8TeV collision data, we investigate various approaches for better calorimetry for the CMS detector. URI: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp0141687k69x Alternate format: The Mudd Manuscript Library retains one bound copy of each dissertation. Search for these copies in the library's main catalog Type of Material: Academic dissertations (Ph.D.) Language: en Appears in Collections: Physics

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