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Konopinski Physics Colloquia IUB

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Title: Dr. Tetsuo Matsui, Institute of Physics, University of Tokyo, "Exploring Extreme States of Matter"
Sharing: Public
Start Time: Wednesday March 06, 2013 04:00 PM
End Time: Wednesday March 06, 2013 05:00 PM
Location: The Joseph and Sophia Konopinski Colloquium Series, Swain West 119
Free/Busy: busy

The quest for extreme states of matter has a long history, originating from the pioneering works of Heisenberg, Oppenheimer, Fermi, Landau and others before 1950's on high energy cosmic ray interactions.   It went through a metamorphosis with the advent of the standard model of particle physics, in  particular with QCD as the fundamental theory of strong interactions.  This led to the exploration of creating and studying the quark-gluon plasma in the laboratory by ultra-relativistic nuclear collisions.  With a historical overview of the physics of dense matter, I will discuss our present understanding of the extreme states of matter as learned from the latest results from RHIC and LHC.

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Cost: FREE
More Contact Info: Host: Tim Londergan
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