- Antonin Maire (IPHC - Strasbourg (CNRS-In2p3/Unistra))
- Karel Safarik (Czech Technical University (CZ))
- There are no conveners in this block
The comparison of experimental data and theoretical predictions is crucial for our understanding of the mechanisms for particle production and interactions in hadron collisions at the LHC. The Rivet (Robust Independent Validation of Experiment and Theory) framework was developed for this purpose and is used as a generator-independent system for event generator validation and tuning. It...
Heavy quarks are sensitive probes to test the properties of the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) state formed in heavy-ion collisions since, due to their large masses, they are formed on timescales shorter than the QGP formation time.
In particular, the measurement of the azimuthal anisotropy of hadrons containing heavy quarks gives insight into the participation of low-momentum heavy quarks in the...
Studies of hot and dense QCD matter created in high energy heavy-ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) revealed that the matter resembles properties of strongly coupled liquid with very low viscosity. High statistics data and major upgrades of the STAR experiment opened recently a new era of tomography of the QCD matter at RHIC using hard probes. In particular, the Heavy...
Exploration of the rich structure of the QCD phase diagram is an important topic in the RHIC heavy ion program whose ultimate goal is to discover the critical endpoint. Investigation of the space-time structure of hadron emissions at various phase transition points using Bose-Einstein correlation of identical bosons will provide insight on the location of the critical endpoint. PHENIX has...
Relativistic heavy-ion collisions produce extremely hot dense matter.
Heavy flavor and electromagnetic particles are promising probes to
investigate the properties of the hot dense matter. The
parton-hadron-string dynamics (PHSD) is a Boltzmann-type transport code,
but it further includes the off-shellness of particles based on
Kadanoff-Baym equations. The equation-of-state and shear...
To study the microscopic structure of quark-gluon plasma produced in hadronic collisions, data must be confronted with models that go beyond fluid dynamics. In order to illustrate the importance of non-fluid like excitations in small systems such as pp and pA collisions, I shall discuss the interplay of fluid-like and non-fluid like excitations in a simple kinetic theory model that encompasses...