Heavy Ions

  • Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics

    he research activities of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Group at Yale involve experimental research on the STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) on Long Island, New York, and on the ALICE experiment with heavy ions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) located at the Center for European Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. Both experiments seek to form and investigate hot, dense QCD matter (the QGP) at several trillion degrees (Kelvin) absolute temperature.