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Nuclear Physics Seminar - Anthony R. Timmins (University of Houston) "ALICE 3 - A new horizon for QCD"

Event Type
Physics Department
464 Loomis
Mar 18, 2024   1:00 pm  
Anthony R. Timmins
Brandy Koebbe
Originating Calendar
Physics - Nuclear Physics Seminar

The ALICE detector was built to study many-body Quantum Chromo-Dynamics (QCD) at high temperature and effectively zero baryon density, using relativistic heavy-ion collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). These collisions form the Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP), a state of matter where quarks and gluons are no longer confined inside hadrons. The ALICE physics program centers around the key questions related to QGP phenomena. These include the macroscopic and microscopic properties of the QGP, and the details of the QGP phase transition to hadrons, that is believed to have taken place in the early Universe. At the same time, ALICE’s versatile setup allows for the study of pp collisions, p–Pb collisions, and ultra-peripheral collisions. The associated studies serve as deep probes of cold nuclear matter, and allow for investigations of stellar and interstellar phenomena. The ALICE Collaboration plans a major upgrade of its detector, referred to as ALICE 3. ALICE 3 is proposed for physics data-taking in the LHC Run 5 (starting 2035) and beyond. I will discuss the proposed physics program, detector concept, and expected physics performance. 

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