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Add to Calendar 2/9/2018 12:00 pm 2/9/2018 America/Chicago High Energy/Medium Energy Physics Seminar: "Unveiling the secrets of nature's primordial liquid." DESCRIPTION:

Microseconds after the Big Bang, the Universe cooled into an exotic phase of matter. There the fundamental building blocks of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), known as quarks and gluons, were not confined inside the core of atomic nuclei. Tiny specks of this early Universe matter, called the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP), are now being copiously produced in heavy ion collisions at both RHIC and the LHC. These experiments provide overwhelming evidence that the QGP flows like a nearly frictionless strongly coupled liquid over distance scales not much larger than the size of a proton. Thus, the QGP formed in particle colliders is the hottest, smallest, densest, most perfect liquid known to humanity. Yet, the theoretical underpinnings behind the liquid-like behavior of QCD matter remain elusive.

In this talk I will present first principles calculations performed within string theory and relativistic kinetic theory that have shed new light on the emergence of hydrodynamic behavior in QCD and challenged the very foundations of fluid dynamics. New techniques to determine the real time, far-from-equilibrium dynamics of QCD in the large baryon density regime will also be discussed to lead current experimental efforts to discover critical phenomena in the fundamental theory of strong interactions. 

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Professor Jorge Noronha, University of Sao Paulo Brazil, Institute of Physics

464 Loomis

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High Energy/Medium Energy Physics Seminar: "Unveiling the secrets of nature's primordial liquid."

Speaker Professor Jorge Noronha, University of Sao Paulo Brazil, Institute of Physics
Date: 2/9/2018
Time: 12 p.m.
Location:

464 Loomis

Event Contact: Marjorie Gamel
217-333-3762
mgamel@illinois.edu
Sponsor:

Department of Physics

Event Type: Seminar/Symposium
 

Microseconds after the Big Bang, the Universe cooled into an exotic phase of matter. There the fundamental building blocks of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), known as quarks and gluons, were not confined inside the core of atomic nuclei. Tiny specks of this early Universe matter, called the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP), are now being copiously produced in heavy ion collisions at both RHIC and the LHC. These experiments provide overwhelming evidence that the QGP flows like a nearly frictionless strongly coupled liquid over distance scales not much larger than the size of a proton. Thus, the QGP formed in particle colliders is the hottest, smallest, densest, most perfect liquid known to humanity. Yet, the theoretical underpinnings behind the liquid-like behavior of QCD matter remain elusive.

In this talk I will present first principles calculations performed within string theory and relativistic kinetic theory that have shed new light on the emergence of hydrodynamic behavior in QCD and challenged the very foundations of fluid dynamics. New techniques to determine the real time, far-from-equilibrium dynamics of QCD in the large baryon density regime will also be discussed to lead current experimental efforts to discover critical phenomena in the fundamental theory of strong interactions. 

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