12-18 August 2012
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Thermal photons and dileptons - successes, status, urgency

16 Aug 2012, 16:00
Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Poster Electroweak probes Poster Session Reception


Dr Gabor David (Brookhaven National Laboratory)


While experimentally very demanding, thermal (low pT) photons and dileptons offer unique, direct access to the medium formed in heavy ion collisions, its size, temperature, lifetime, viscosity and other properties. Higher pT jet-medium photons can serve as a control (complementary) probe. On the other hand these measurements are very involved and the interpretation of the results is challenging. We'll present a brief survey of past successes and current status, then assess the future need and realistic possibilities of thermal photon and dilepton measurements in heavy ion collisions.

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Dr Gabor David (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

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