Nuclear Physics Seminar

"Searching for collectivity and testing the limits of hydrodynamics: results from the 2016 d+Au beam energy scan"

Presented by Ron Belmont, University of Colorado Boulder

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 11:00 am — Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

The standard picture of heavy ion collisions is that large systems (collisions of large nuclei like Au+Au and Pb+Pb) create a quark-gluon plasma that exhibits collective behavior indicative of nearly inviscid hydrodynamical evolution. Recently, data from small systems (collisions of a small projectile and a large target like d+Au and p+Pb) have been found to exhibit strikingly similar evidence for collective behavior. To further elucidate these results, RHIC delivered in 2016 a beam energy scan of d+Au collisions at 4 different energies: 200, 62.4, 39, and 19.6 GeV. In this talk we present a wide array of results from the Run16 d+Au BES and discuss the implications for collective behavior and the limits of applicability for hydrodynamics.

Hosted by: Jin Huang

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