July 31, 2018 to August 6, 2018
Maynooth University
Europe/Dublin timezone

Do we produce quark-gluon plasma in all hadronic colliding systems?

Aug 1, 2018, 4:00 PM
Hall F (Arts Bldg.)

Hall F

Arts Bldg.

Invited talk D: Deconfinement Deconfinement


Dr Maxime Guilbaud (CERN)


The formation of a QGP in heavy ion collisions and the collective/hydrodynamic expansion of the created medium are well established and reasonably well understood. In particular, looking at anisotropy of the final-state distribution of particles produced in A-A collisions, it is now established that the QGP behaves like a nearly perfect fluid with a shear viscosity close to the KSS bound. This state of nuclear matter was not expected to be produced in reactions involving smaller colliding systems, such as the proton-nucleus (p-A) and proton-proton (p-p) collisions. Nevertheless, a wealth of experimental evidence in recent years has suggested the presence of collective phenomena and a possible QGP medium being formed also in high-multiplicity p-A and p-p collisions. A detailed investigation is needed to establish the cause of the observed collective behavior and to determine if, indeed, a QGP medium is being created or if another mechanism is at play. Over the past year, LHC and RHIC experiments have recorded a large amount of A-A, p-A, d-A and p-p collisions, opening new opportunities in the understanding of collective phenomena in high-multiplicity hadronic final state. Upon reviewing the experimental data and confronting them with theoretical models, a unified paradigm in describing the observed collectivity accross all hadronic collision system is emerging. Potential future paths toward addressing key open questions, especially on collectivity in small colliding systems (p-A and p-p) and new opportunities to study emergent Quantum Chromodynamics phenomena under extreme conditions, will be discussed

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