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Ruth Pöttgen

Senior Lecturer

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In situ calibration of large-radius jet energy and mass in 13 TeV proton–proton collisions with the ATLAS detector


  • M Aaboud
  • Torsten Åkesson
  • Simona Bocchetta
  • Eric Corrigan
  • Caterina Doglioni
  • Kristian Gregersen
  • Eva Brottmann Hansen
  • Vincent Hedberg
  • Göran Jarlskog
  • Charles Kalderon
  • Edgar Kellermann
  • Balazs Konya
  • Else Lytken
  • Katja Mankinen
  • Ulf Mjörnmark
  • Geoffrey Mullier
  • Ruth Pöttgen
  • Trine Poulsen
  • Oxana Smirnova
  • L Zwalinski

Summary, in English

The response of the ATLAS detector to large-radius jets is measured in situ using 36.2 fb - 1 of s=13 TeV proton–proton collisions provided by the LHC and recorded by the ATLAS experiment during 2015 and 2016. The jet energy scale is measured in events where the jet recoils against a reference object, which can be either a calibrated photon, a reconstructed Z boson, or a system of well-measured small-radius jets. The jet energy resolution and a calibration of forward jets are derived using dijet balance measurements. The jet mass response is measured with two methods: using mass peaks formed by W bosons and top quarks with large transverse momenta and by comparing the jet mass measured using the energy deposited in the calorimeter with that using the momenta of charged-particle tracks. The transverse momentum and mass responses in simulations are found to be about 2–3% higher than in data. This difference is adjusted for with a correction factor. The results of the different methods are combined to yield a calibration over a large range of transverse momenta (p T ). The precision of the relative jet energy scale is 1–2% for 200GeV<pT<2TeV, while that of the mass scale is 2–10%. The ratio of the energy resolutions in data and simulation is measured to a precision of 10–15% over the same p T range. © 2019, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.


  • Particle and nuclear physics
  • eSSENCE: The e-Science Collaboration

Publishing year





European Physical Journal C





Document type

Journal article




  • Subatomic Physics




  • ISSN: 1434-6044