Colloquium: Thursday, January 29, 4:10 PM, Lewis Lab 316
Studying the Quark-Gluon Plasma at the Large Hadron Collider
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland - College Park
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland was built primarily for the study of proton collisions at TeV energies, but it has the ability to collide nuclei as well. When the dense nuclei of lead are collided at a center of mass energy of 2.76 TeV in the LHC, a new phase of matter is created: the quark-gluon plasma (QGP). In the production of the QGP, the quarks and gluons inside the nuclei are deconfined briefly before hadronizing into thousands of particles. These particles are studied with the Compact Muon Solenoid detector. In particular, high energy charged particle jets which interact through the strong nuclear force are used to probe the QGP. The most head-on collisions of Pb+Pb are found to quench the high energy jets in comparison to p+p collisions at the same energy.
Physics and Astronomy Colloquia are usually scheduled for Thursdays at 4:10 PM in Lewis Lab room 316. Refreshments and snacks are available in the nearby coffee room at 3:45 PM.
Physics Colloquium Schedule for SPRING 2015
Click on Title below for past or upcoming Announcements (where available), and Speaker name for website.
|January 22||Rosi Reed||Wayne State University||The Connection Between Quantum Chromodynamics and the Quark Gluon Plasma|
|January 29||Marguerite Tonjes||Univ. of Maryland||Studying the Quark-Gluon Plasma at the Large Hadron Collider|
|February 5||Jean Perez||Univ. of New Hampshire||-|
|February 12||Sera Cremonini||Texas A & M Univ.||-|
|February 19||Cindy Keeler||Niels Bohr Institute||-|
|February 24 (Tuesday)||Yelena Prok||Old Dominion Univ.||-|
|February 26||Dean Lee||North Carolina State||-|
|March 5||No Colloquium||APS March Meeting||-|
|March 12||No Colloquium||Spring Break||-|
|March 19||Lev Murokh||Queens College, CUNY||-|
|March 26||Nader Engheta||U Penn||-|
|April 2||Clifford Brangwynne||Princeton Univ.||-|
|April 9||Taeyoon Kim||Purdue Univ.||-|
|April 16||Boris Yakobson||Rice University||-|
|April 23||Dmitry Smirnov||Florida State Univ.||-|
|April 30||Vivek Shenoy||U Penn||-|