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
Understanding how the Quark Gluon Plasma, a hot QCD state of deconfined quarks and gluons formed in relativistic heavy ion collisions, interacts with a fast parton traveling through it yields important information about its properties. One of the first RHIC results was the strong suppression of high transverse momentum hadrons coming from the fragmentation of such energetic partons, a long expected signature of jet quenching in QGP.
Two-particle azimuthal correlations is a method that can go further in the analysis of hadronic jets by studying quantities like shape parameters, conditional yields and fragmentation function. We use it to extract these quantities in vacuum (proton-proton collisions), cold nuclear matter (deuteron-gold collisions), and hot QCD matter (gold-gold collisions), and establish their modification induced by the presence of the QGP.
contact: Vince Cianciolo