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.