August 28, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Europe/Athens timezone

The Thermal Model of Heavy Ion Collisions

Sep 2, 2016, 4:30 PM
Erato (Makedonia Palace)


Makedonia Palace


Jean Cleymans (University of Cape Town)


Nuclear collisions at high energies produce large numbers of secondaries.
Results from the ALICE collaboration show that more than 20 000 of them are produced in a Pb-Pb collision. In view of this it is natural to consider a statistical-thermal model to analyse these and concepts like temperature, energy density, pressure, net baryon density etc... are useful.
A presentation will be given of the present status of the thermal model as well as expectations for future experiments at CERN/RHIC/FAIR/JINR are shown.

Primary author

Jean Cleymans (University of Cape Town)

Presentation materials