Physics Department Summer Lecture Series

"A golden age in physics, an overview of what the...is 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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