EFI Colloquium - Emergence in trillion-degree matter and other high-density systems, Austin A. Baty, UIC

3:30–4:45 pm MCP 201

The theory of the strong force, known as Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), describes the interactions between fundamental particles known as quarks and gluons. The unique properties of QCD give rise to complex emergent phenomena at high densities, including the creation of an incredibly hot medium known as quark-gluon plasma (QGP) in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions.  One of the hallmark properties of QGP is its behavior as an ideal fluid having nearly zero viscosity.  In this talk I will discuss some recent measurements performed with the CMS experiment that explore this property of the QGP in PbPb collisions and search for similar behaviors in proton-proton collisions. Finally, I will discuss the future of nuclear physics at the upcoming Electron-Ion Collider, which will enable precision studies of the cold nuclear matter in nuclei and nucleons. Throughout the talk I will highlight connections and potential areas of synergy between high-priority efforts in nuclear and high energy physics.

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May 6