Quark Gluon Plasma

summer term 2021
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Peter Braun-Munzinger
Link to LSF
19 participants

Quark-Gluon Plasma lecture.



Fr., 11:00-13:00 (no break in between)

zoom link via email.


In this lecture the basic concepts of Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) physics will be discussed. The QGP is a hot and densce Quantum-Chromo Dynamic (QCD) medium, created in ultrarelativisic heavy-ion collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. 


16.04. Introduction (Schmah)

23.04. Kinematic variables / detector overview and analysis tools (Schmah) Exercise

30.04. Thermodynamics of the QGP (ideal gas, lattice) (PBM) Exercise Exercise_part2 code_part2

07.05. Basics of proton-proton and nucleus-nucleus collisions (Schmah) Exercise code

Exercise_28052021 code Solution_28052021

14.05. Statistical hadronization model (SHM) and strangeness (PBM)

04.06. Statistical hadronization model and charmonia/quarkonia (SHMc) (PBM)

11.06. Space-time evolution of the QGP (flow) (Schmah)

Exercise_from_11062021  code data Solution_11062021

18.06. SHMc and open heavy flavor (PBM)

25.06. Hard Scattering and nuclear modification factor (Schmah)

Exercise_from_25062021  code Solution_25062021

25.06. Jets and Jet Quenching (Schmah)

02.07. Hanbury Brown-Twiss correlations (HBT) (PBM)

09.07. Thermal photons and dileptons (Schmah) Exercise_from_09072021

16.07. Physics of  the  critical endpoint (PBM

16.07. Net-baryon fluctuations (PBM)


Old lectures from last semester:

1. Introduction
2. Kinematic Variables
3. Basics of proton-proton and nucleus-nucleus Collisions
4. Thermodynamics of the QGP
     - Ideal gas of quarks and gluons
     - Lattice Results
5. Statistical Model and Strangeness
6. Space-time Evolution of the QGP
     - Basics of relativistic hydrodynamics
     - Spectra and radial flow
     - Elliptic flow and higher flow harmonics
     - Collective flow in small systems?
7. Hanbury Brown-Twiss correlations (HBT)
8. Hard Scattering, Jets and Jet Quenching
9. Thermal Photons and Dileptons
10. Quarkonia


Practice groups


Test block.

Quark Gluon Plasma
summer term 2021
Braun-Munzinger, Schmah
Link zum LSF
19 participants