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AA - Fundamental Physics of Nuclei and Nucleons

Theses at Politecnico

High energy heavy ion collisions and hadron-quark phase transitions

Reference persons ANDREA LAVAGNO

Research Groups AA - Fundamental Physics of Nuclei and Nucleons

Description This programme focuses on the study of nuclear matter under extreme conditions of high temperature and high density. In this limit, the important degrees of freedom are thought to be quarks and gluons, rather than hadrons. This state of matter, known as a quark-gluon plasma (or QGP), is described by Quantum Chromodynamics. It is therefore expected that when nuclear matter is compressed and heated in a high energy collision, a phase transition may occur. The transition marks the change of state from quark confined hadronic matter, to a plasma phase, where quarks and gluons have become liberated over a volume comparable with that of the colliding nuclei. This novel state of matter must have existed during the first fraction of a second after the Big Bang and may exist today in the core of dense stellar objects such as neutron stars.

Deadline 05/03/2020      PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA

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