PHY552-01, Nuclear Physics II, Fall 2016
Physics of heavy ion collisions and quark-gluon plasma
(office C139, phone 632-8127)
Home page: dau2.physics.sunysb.edu/~shuryak/2017_heavy_ions/heavy_ions_2017_ad.html
Tu, Thur time to be defined, C133 (G.Brown room)
The first lecture aug.29., 9am
THE MAIN OBJECTIVE is to introduce graduate students, both THEORISTS and EXPERIMENTALISTS,
to theory and phenomenology of heavy ion collisions and quark-gluon plasma
Overview: the ``Little Bang"
Introduction to QCD and QGP
Introduction to heavy ion physics
Chemical and kinetic freezeouts
Heavy quarks and quarkonia in heavy ion production
QCD thermodynamics on the lattice
Describing an ultrarelativistic explosion
Higher order flow harmonics, relation to Big Bang perturbations
collective phenomena in ``small systems"
sQGP is an unusual fluid: summary on kinetics
sQGP 1: strongly coupled plasmas
sQGP 2: electric-magnetic duality
sQGP 3: AdS/CFT duality and holographic QCD
Current views on initial conditions and equilibration
A quest for QCD critical point and event-by-event fluctuations
Topological fluctuations in heavy ion collisions, chiral magnetic effect
QCD and electroweak phase transitions in the Big Bang, gravity waves
PRE-REQUISITES: Grad. or undergrad general course on Particle/Nuclear physics; QFT-I and Statistical Mechanics desirable.
No textbooks exist which fits it: lecture notes will be provided.
The grade will be be based on quality of the presentations
which students are supposed to give as exam, based on research papers from a supplied list.