NPA Seminar: Anders Knospe, Lehigh University, “From Light to Heavy Flavor: Using Hadrons as Probes of Ion-Ion Collisions”

Event time: 
Friday, October 13, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Wright Lab, WL-216 (Conference Room) See map
272 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Event description: 

Ultrarelativistic ion-ion collisions enable physicists to study the strong nuclear interaction at extreme temperatures. A wide variety of probes can be used to characterize the properties of the matter produced in such collisions. In this presentation, the speaker will discuss the many ways in which hadrons containing light (up, down, and strange) and heavy (charm and bottom) quarks can be used to examine the quark-gluon plasma and search for possible collective behavior small collision systems. The presentation will include a discussion of important recent results from RHIC and the LHC, as well as the prospects for exciting measurements from new experiments and future accelerator facilities.