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2020/2021

Selected topics from relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions

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02VPJRS Z,ZK 3 2P+1C
Lecturer:
Barbara Antonina Trzeciak (guarantor)
Tutor:
Iurii Karpenko
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

The aim of the lecture is to discuss in more depth the physics of the extreme state of the nuclear matter created in relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions. The course will cover selected topics from the physics of relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions. The focus will be put on thermodynamic and statistical physics applications to the high-energy nuclear collisions, as well as the medium description using a hydrodynamic approach. Moreover, the in-medium parton energy loss and a related concept of the jet quenching will be discussed. The course will be complemented with computational exercises.

Requirements:

Knowledge of basic course of physics, subatomic and thermodynamic physics.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Kinematics and invariants in high energy collisions.

2. Nuclear density distributions, geometry of nucleus-nucleus collisions.

3. Thermodynamics in a context of relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions.

4. Phase diagram of the nuclear matter.

5. Phase transitions in nuclear physics.

6. Basics of the Blast-wave model.

7. Foundations of relativistic hydrodynamics.

8. Analytic solutions of relativistic hydrodynamics.

9. Basics of relativistic viscous hydrodynamics.

10. Hydrodynamic approach to relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions.

11. Hadronisation and particle abundances in relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions.

12. Basics of a parton in-medium energy loss.

13. Jet quenching in relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions.

Syllabus of tutorials:

Exercises will focus on calculations related to the topics discussed during the lecture.

1. Kinematics and invariants in high energy collisions.

2. Nuclear density distributions, geometry of nucleus-nucleus collisions.

3. Thermodynamics in a context of relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions.

4. Phase diagram of the nuclear matter.

5. Phase transitions in nuclear physics.

6. Basics of the Blast-wave model.

7. Foundations of relativistic hydrodynamics.

8. Analytic solutions of relativistic hydrodynamics.

9. Basics of relativistic viscous hydrodynamics.

10. Hydrodynamic approach to relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions.

11. Hadronisation and particle abundances in relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions.

12. Basics of a parton in-medium energy loss.

13. Jet quenching in relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions.

Study Objective:

Goals of study: knowledge of the fundamental aspects of the physics of relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions and their theoretical modeling.

Study materials:

[1] Extreme States of Matter in Strong Interaction Physics; Helmut Satz, Lecture Notes in Physics 945, Springer 2018, ISBN 978-3-319-71894-1

[2] Short Course of Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions, A K Chaudhuri, IOP Publishing 2014, ISBN 978-0-750-31061-1

[3] The CBM Physics Book, Springer 2011

[4] Discoveries at the Frontiers of Science: Springer March 2020

[5] Ramona Vogt, Ultrarelativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions, Elsevier 2007

Note:
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