Wayne State University, Department of Physics and Astronomy


Thursday 3 December 1998

Search for the Quark Gluon Plasma with Star

Claude A. Pruneau, Wayne State University

Star is one of the four detectors currently under construction at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory and is scheduled to begin taking data during the summer of 1999. Star's primary goal is the discovery and study of a new phase of nuclear matter called the Quark Gluon Plasma. I will briefly introduce the physics of the Quark Gluon Plasma and discuss, in particular, measurements susceptible to explicitly reveal its production in 100 A GeV Au + Au collisions. I will more specifically describe the STAR detector and the physics achievable with this detector.

Colloquium starts at 11:45 (Note Special Time) in Room 245 and lasts about 1 hour including questions.

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