Selected topics of relativistic ion collisions
Code  Completion  Credits  Range 

D02VPJRS  ZK 
 Garant předmětu:
 Jana Bielčíková
 Lecturer:
 Jana Bielčíková, Iurii Karpenko, Barbara Antonina Trzeciak
 Tutor:
 Supervisor:
 Department of Physics
 Synopsis:

The aim of the lecture is to discuss in more detail the physics of the extreme state of nuclear matter created during relativistic collisions of heavy ions. The course will cover selected topics in the physics of relativistic heavy ion collisions. Emphasis will be placed on the applications of thermodynamic and statistical physics to highenergy collisions of heavy ions and the description of the medium using hydrodynamic theory. In addition, the mean parton energy loss and the related concept of jet quenching will also be discussed. The course will be supplemented with calculation exercises.
 Requirements:
 Syllabus of lectures:

1. Kinematics and invariants in highenergy collisions.
2. Nuclear density distribution, geometry of heavy ion collisions.
3. Thermodynamics in the context of relativistic nuclear collisions.
4. Phase diagram of nuclear matter.
5. Phase transitions in nuclear physics.
6. Basics of the Blastwave model.
7. Introduction to relativistic hydrodynamics.
8. Analytical solutions of relativistic hydrodynamics.
9. Basics of relativistic viscous hydrodynamics.
10. Hydrodynamic approach to relativistic collisions of heavy ions.
11. Hadronization and particle production in relativistic collisions of heavy ions.
12. Theory of parton energy losses in the medium.
13. Quenching of jets in relativistic nuclear collisions
 Syllabus of tutorials:
 Study Objective:

The aim of the lecture is to discuss in more detail the physics of the extreme state of nuclear matter created during relativistic collisions of heavy ions. The course will cover selected topics in the physics of relativistic heavy ion collisions. Emphasis will be placed on the applications of thermodynamic and statistical physics to highenergy collisions of heavy ions and the description of the medium using hydrodynamic theory. In addition, the mean parton energy loss and the related concept of jet quenching will also be discussed. The course will be supplemented with calculation exercises.
 Study materials:

Required literature:
[1] Extreme States of Matter in Strong Interaction Physics; Helmut Satz, Lecture Notes in Physics 945, Springer 2018,
ISBN 9783319718941
[2] Short Course of Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions, A K Chaudhuri, IOP Publishing 2014, ISBN 9780750310611
[3] The CBM Physics Book, Springer 2011
Recommended literature:
[4] Discoveries at the Frontiers of Science: Springer March 2020
[5] Ramona Vogt, Ultrarelativistic HeavyIon Collisions, Elsevier 2007
 Note:
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