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PHY 542: Physics of the strongly interacting matter produced in relativistic heavy ion collisions (4)

Prerequisites:Quantum Mechanics I and II, Statistical Mechanics


Course Contents:

Thermodynamics: QCD thermodynamics and phase diagram, QCD critical point; Approximating QCD medium as relativistic gas (hadrons, quarks and gluons) and its statistical and thermodynamic properties; MIT Bag model, Hagedorn gas

Relativistic Kinematics: four vectors notation, rapidity variables, pseudo-rapidity variables, light cone variables, relativistic invariants

Collision Dynamics: initial state of nuclear collisions, fluid dynamical evolution, kinetic transport model, freeze-out and particle production; Medium transport coefficients

Critical dynamics and its signature in different observables and comparison to model

A general overview of an experimental setup

  • (a) Particle detection Technique
    Passage of radiation through matter: Interaction of heavy charged particles, neutrons, gamma rays, and relativistic particles
  • (b) Detectors in Particle Physics : Gas detectors, scintillation counters, solid state detectors
  • Search for QGP and relevant experimental observablesCollective flow, Heavy-flavor , Strangeness enhancement, Jet quenching, J/Ψ suppression,Light matter and antimatter production

    DATA Analysis techniques (Monte-Carlo Method, Event Generators)

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