WIDG Seminar: Iris Ponce, Yale, “Strangeness Production in O+O at 200 GeV”

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wright Lab, WL-216 (Conference Room) See map
272 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Event description: 

Scientists confirmed the existence of the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) in heavy ion collisions in the early 2000s. One of the earliest theorized signatures for QGP is the enhancement of particles containing strange quarks. In the last decade, results from proton-heavy ion collisions have generated significant discussion about the initial conditions needed to generate a QGP. This presentation will focus on the Oxygen+Oxygen dataset, one of the most recent collision systems at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), and the opportunities this unique symmetric small collision system presents for studying strangeness production.

Host: Youqi Song