Colloquium: Prof. Nu Xu (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

25 - 07 - 2016 om 15:00 tot 25 - 07 - 2016 om 16:00

Monday 25 July, 15:00h, at Nikhef in H331.

Speaker: Prof. Nu Xu (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Title: “The RHIC beam energy scan and the search for the critical point“.

With large acceptance and excellent particle identification, STAR is one of the best mid-rapidity collider experiments for studying high-energy nuclear collisions. The STAR experiment provides full information on initial conditions, properties of the hot and dense medium as well as the properties at freeze-out. In Au+Au collisions at sNN=200 GeV, STAR’s focus is on the nature of the sQGP produced at RHIC. In order to explore the properties of the QCD phase diagram, since 2010, the experiment has collected sizable data sets of Au+Au collisions at the lower collision energy region where the net-baryon density is large.
In this talk, the speaker will review the physics program of STAR and the latest experimental results from the beam energy scan.

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