Colloquia

Colloquium
Friday, September 28, 2001
4:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
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"From the QCD Phase Diagram to Heavy Ion Collisions and Back"


Krishna Rajagopal , MIT
[Host: Peter Arnold]
ABSTRACT:
I describe some of the things we think we know about the physics of a hot quark-gluon plasma and the phase transition between the stuff of the big bang and ordinary hadronic matter. The questions I will pose motivate people to collide heavy ions at relativistic energies. I will give two examples of how we may use measurements made in these experiments to map the QCD phase diagram, and hence to study the condensed matter physics of QCD.

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