- David Cinabro (Wayne State University)
J Michael Williams (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (US))
Processes involving quark flavor changes are sensitive probes of additional short-range interactions. Such processes can also be used to search for low-mass hidden-sector bosons. I will summarize the current state of the field, focusing on the stringent model-independent constraints placed on physics at high mass scales. A few intriguing anomalies will also be highlighted.
Mateusz Ploskon (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (US))
High energy heavy-ion collisions provide a unique opportunity to study the hot and dense QCD medium, the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) - a state of matter that possibly existed some microseconds after the Big Bang. Relativistic hydrodynamics calculations describing the correlations of particles produced in heavy-ion collisions tell that the QGP is a strongly coupled liquid characterized by the...
Jocelyn Monroe (Royal Holloway)