May 13 – 19, 2018
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
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High baryon densities achievable at RHIC and LHC

May 15, 2018, 4:20 PM
Sala Casinò, 1st Floor (Palazzo del Casinò)

Sala Casinò, 1st Floor

Palazzo del Casinò

Parallel Talk High baryon density and astrophysics High baryon density and astrophysics


Prof. Joseph Kapusta (University of Minnesota)


In high energy collisions nuclei are practically transparent to each other but produce very hot, nearly baryon-free, matter in the central rapidity region. Where do the baryons go? We calculate the energy loss of the nuclei using the color glass condensate model. Using a space-time picture of the collision we calculate the baryon and energy densities of the receding baryonic fireballs. For central collisions of large nuclei at RHIC and LHC we find baryon densities more than ten times that of atomic nuclei over a large volume which appear at high rapidities. These results can and are being used as initial conditions for subsequent hydrodynamic evolution and could test the equation of state of matter at very high baryon densities.

Content type Theory
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Primary authors

Prof. Joseph Kapusta (University of Minnesota) Ming Li (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

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