FYSS4551 Ultra-relativistic Heavy Ion Physics (7 cr)
THE BASICS OF THE HEAVY-ION EXPERIMENTS
Goals of the experiments
Quark-Gluon Plasma, QGP
Detectors in (relativistic heavy ion) experiments
Beam facilities, operation principles of accelerators
Heavy-ion physics program
Comparison to physics in proton-proton and e+e- collisions
Flow harmonics and hydrodynamics
pQCD and Fragmentation
Chiral Magnetic Effect
QGP in small systems, particularly proton-lead or proton-proton
Programming materials for few topics are prepared. Students who are interested in learning physics with programming can be guided.
After the course, a student is able to describe the main goals of the relativistic heavy ion collisions. She knows the basic principles of the measurement techniques used in the major detectors and accelerators related with the research, particularly LHC.
Student familiarizes himself to timely research topics and can explain them to his peers.
Student learns how to find scientific articles from the field and gets used in reading articles. She will enforce her learning strategies.
He will develop communication and presentation skills through weekly poster sessions and peer group working.
Description of prerequisites
Basics of particle and statistical physics, particularly elementary particles and basic interactions, foundations of Quantum Chromo Dynamics (QCD), parton model, baryons, concept of cross sections and different cross sections in particle physics, hard (partonic) processes, relativistic kinematics, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics.
Lectures and lecture material in moodle.jyu.fi
Printed articles will be provided for reading circles
Teaching (7 cr)
Independent use of www lectures and material
Making and presenting a poster each week in group based on what has been learned
One or two project works in group (presentation or poster)
One final report in the end of the lecture.