A Lecture by Prof. Xu Nu on “Explore the QCD Phase Structure in High-Energy Nuclear Collisions”
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A Lecture by Prof. Xu Nu on “Explore the QCD Phase Structure in High-Energy Nuclear Collisions”
DateandTime: 2015-12-03 15:30:12

Speaker: Prof. Xu Nu, distinguished professor of The Thousand Talents Plan, Central China Normal University; senior fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA     

Date: December 3, 2015

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Location: Quantum Lecture Hall, RoomC702, Zhixin Building, Central Campus

Sponsor: the School of Physics


Abstract: 

High-energy nuclear collisions provide us a unique tool to study the QCD phase diagram in the laboratory. At both RHIC (Au+Au collisions at √sNN = 200 GeV) and LHC (Pb+Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV), a new form of matter, the strongly coupled quark-gluon plasma (sQGP) has been discovered. At these ultra-relativistic energies the net-baryon density is approaching to zero and transition from the sQGP to hadron gas is a smooth crossover. On the other hand, new questions are raised: What is the QCD phase structure at finite net-baryon density? Where is the QCD critical point? In this talk I will first review what we have learned in RHIC beam energy scan program (BES-I). Then I will discuss the opportunities in the future bean energy scan program in order to address key questions regarding the QCD phase structure including the illusive critical point. 


For more information, please visit:

http://www.phym.sdu.edu.cn/2015/1130/4171.html


Edited by: Li Ao




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