13-19 June 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
Welcome to the 2015 CAP Congress! / Bienvenue au congrès de l'ACP 2015!

QCD under extreme conditions: Hot, shiny fluids and sticky business

17 Jun 2015, 12:00
30m
CCIS 1-430 (University of Alberta)

CCIS 1-430

University of Alberta

Speaker

Charles Gale (McGill University)

Description

The phase diagram of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD, the theory of the strong interaction) is only poorly known. There is currently a vibrant experimental and theoretical program that concentrate on the study and the characterization of the quark-gluon plasma, a fundamental state of matter that existed a few microseconds after the Big Bang. I will describe the theoretical aspects of this endeavour, and highlight some of the surprises uncovered along the way.

Primary author

Charles Gale (McGill University)

Presentation Materials