The experimental result is the first measurement, made in 2010, by ATLAS, operating at the LHC start-up energy of 7 TeV. The result is compatible with the Standard Model and demonstrates how well the physics and the apparatus are understood. The first data is a tiny fraction of what will be accumulated in the coming years, and this study has set the stage for performing these measurements with confidence as the LHC accumulates luminosity and increases its energy, thereby probing smaller length scales.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Introduction to QCD and Collider Physics.- NLO Monte Carlo Techniques.- Dijet Physics at Colliders.- Gravitational Scattering and Black Holes in Large Extra Dimensions.- The ATLAS Experiment.- Jet Reconstruction.- Jet Reconstruction with 2010 ATLAS Data.- Dijet Angular Distributions at √s = 14 TeV: A Phenomenology Study.- Preparing ATLAS for the Measurement of Dijet Angular Distributions at √s = 7 TeV.- Measurement of Dijet Angular Distributions by ATLAS.- Conclusions and Outlook.