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

Results from Pb+Pb Collisions with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC

Aug 10, 2011, 5:00 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 Peter Alan Steinberg (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL))


A broad program of measurements using heavy ion collisions is underway in ATLAS, with the aim of studying the properties of QCD matter at high temperatures and densities. This talk describes measurements performed using up to 9 µb-1 of lead-lead collision data provided at a nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass energy of 2.76 GeV by the Large Hadron Collider and collected by the ATLAS Detector during November and December 2010. We will be presenting results on inclusive charged particle multiplicities and elliptic flow to study the global features of the collisions as a function of centrality, pseudorapidity and transverse energy. Higher order Fourier coefficients will also be shown to assess the importance of more complicated event-wise geometric fluctuations. The study of the microscopic properties of the system will be addressed with high pT probes. Muon measurements provide access to W and Z bosons which are potentially sensitive to modifications of the nuclear PDFs, as well as heavy flavor. Charged particle spectra, particularly at high pT, are sensitive to the overall suppression of jets and their modified fragmentation. Finally, jet rates, asymmetries and fragmentation properties offer a more direct look at the physics of jet quenching than has been available at previous facilities.

Primary author

Dr Peter Alan Steinberg (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL))

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