NPA (Nuclear Particle Astrophysics) Seminar: Prithwish Tribedy, Brookhaven National Laboratory, “Novel collective phenomena in collisions of small systems at the LHC”

Event time: 
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Wright Lab, 210 Conference Room (WL210) See map
272 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Event description: 

Experimental findings over the past decade have established that the QCD matter formed in relativistic heavy ion collisions behaves like a strongly interacting nearly perfect fluid that can be described by hydrodynamics. One of the most striking recent findings at the LHC is that a number of observations in the high multiplicity events of much smaller collision systems like proton-proton and proton-ion resemble features similar to relativistic heavy ion collisions. Such observations are often attributed to the formation of smallest droplets of Quark-Gluon-Plasma. In this talk I will discuss how the dynamics of saturated gluonic states in the colliding protons or nuclei can provide alternative interpretation of such phenomena.