Colloquium Schedule

Colloquium: Thursday, January 29, 4:10 PM, Lewis Lab 316

Studying the Quark-Gluon Plasma at the Large Hadron Collider

Marguerite Tonjes

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.

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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 22Rosi ReedWayne State UniversityThe Connection Between Quantum Chromodynamics and the Quark Gluon Plasma
January 29Marguerite TonjesUniv. of MarylandStudying the Quark-Gluon Plasma at the Large Hadron Collider
February 5Jean PerezUniv. of New Hampshire-
February 12Sera CremoniniTexas A & M Univ.-
February 19Cindy KeelerNiels Bohr Institute-
February 24 (Tuesday)Yelena ProkOld Dominion Univ.-
February 26Dean LeeNorth Carolina State-
March 5No ColloquiumAPS March Meeting-
March 12No ColloquiumSpring Break-
March 19Lev MurokhQueens College, CUNY-
March 26Nader EnghetaU Penn-
April 2Clifford BrangwynnePrinceton Univ.-
April 9Taeyoon KimPurdue Univ.-
April 16Boris YakobsonRice University-
April 23Dmitry SmirnovFlorida State Univ.-
April 30Vivek ShenoyU Penn-
May 7---