Code: 02RFTI Physics of Ultra-Relativistic Nuclear Collisions
Lecturer: prof. Jesus Guillermo Contreras Ph.D. Weekly load: 2+1 Completion: A, EX
Department: 14102 Credits: 3 Semester: W
Description:
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.
Contents:
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
Seminar contents:
Practical lessons are concentrated on more detailed studies and presentation of related papers.
Recommended literature:
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)
Keywords:
Heavy-ion collisions, quark-gluon plasma

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