Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124 (FAX): (865) 574-1268
Recent analysis of results from heavy ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider are presented. Measurements of anisotropic flow from asymmetric Cu+Au collisions at √s_NN = 200 GeV with the PHENIX detector allow tighter constraint for theoretical models describing bulk effects in hot, strongly coupled QCD matter. The event-by-event azimuthal distribution of produced particles is characterized with Fourier analysis and the first three coefficients (directed, elliptical, and triangular moments) are compared to measurements from Cu+Cu and Au+Au systems. Further analytical reach is provided by the asymmetric system which allows the influence of initial system geometry and density to be investigated.
Contact: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri, (865) 574-6124