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2020/2021

Physics of Ultrarelativistic Nuclear Collisions

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02FUJS ZK 2 2P+0C
Lecturer:
Katarína Křížková Gajdošová (guarantor)
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Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Abstract:

The goal of this subject is to introduce students the principles of physics of heavy-ion collisions at large energies. Students will gain insight into phases of a nuclear collision, properties of the created matter (quark-gluon plasma (QGP)), probes which contain information about the QGP and other phases of the collision, and knowledge that these signals brought to us based on the recent measurements at present experiments.

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Outline:

1.General introduction to heavy-ion collisions

2.Mechanisms of particle production

3.Physics of light and heavy quarks

4.Jet quenching

5.Jets

6.Flow

7.Correlations, fluctuations

8.Electro-magnetic probes

9.Small collision systems

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Key references:

[1] S. Sarkar, H. Satz and B. Sinha, The physics of the quark-gluon plasma, Lecture notes in physics, Vol. 785 (2010)

[2] H. Satz, Extreme States of Matter in Strong Interaction Physics: An Introduction, Springer (2012)

Recommended references:

[3] J. Rak, M. J. Tannenbaum, High- pT Physics in the Heavy Ion Era, Cambridge University Press (2013)

[4] J. Rafelski, Melting hadrons, boiling quarks, Springer (2016)

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