Physics Department Summer Lecture Series

"A golden age in physics, an overview of what going on in the RHIC tunnel"

Presented by Rob Pisarski, BNL

Friday, July 12, 2019, 12:30 pm — Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

I will give a general introduction to the modern theory of "strong" interactions, which involve quarks and gluons. At about a trillion degrees, these form a Quark-Gluon Plasma, which we believe is created in the collisions of heavy ions at very high energies, such as at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider here at Brookhaven. I also make extensive comments about the sociology of the field, especially the phenomenon of "As everyone who is anyone knows..."

Hosted by: Mary Bishai

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