Nuclear Physics Seminar
"Results from the beam energy scan at STAR"
Presented by Alexander Schmah, LBL
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11 am
Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510
Hosted by: Hui Wang
A beam energy scan program was carried out at RHIC to find signatures for a QCD phase transition and for a critical point. I will give an overview of various observables studied by STAR to identify those structures in the QCD phase diagram. The focus is on the elliptic and triangular flow (v2, v3) which are sensitive to the early evolution of the created matter. I will present the latest centrality and energy dependent flow results from STAR and discuss the number-of-constituent quark scaling of v2 and its connection to a phase transition.