8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

Probing hot and dense nuclear matter with particle correlations and jets at RHIC

Aug 10, 2011, 2:00 PM
552 B (Rhode Island Convention Center)

552 B

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Heavy Ion Physics/Hot and Dense QCD Heavy Ion Physics/Hot and Dense QCD


Dr Hua Pei (University of Illinois at Chicago)


The high energy nucleus-nucleus collision at RHIC has produced the quark matter where quarks and gluons are believed to be deconfined. Single particle spectra has shown that parton lose significant amount of energy in such medium. It’s therefore important to further explore the medium properties using multi-particle correlations and jets. In this contribution, we present recent results from RHIC on the following related analyses. We will discuss the studies of the "ridge" and the away-side correlation structure in central A+A collisions via multi-particles correlations. Higher order Fourier harmonics extracted from di-hadron correlations in comparison with initial density fluctuation models will be presented. Comparative analysis of hadron correlations with a high-energy particle vs. fully reconstructed jets will also be discussed.

Primary author

Dr Hua Pei (University of Illinois at Chicago)

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