Physics Colloquium, Raimond Snellings, University of Utrecht
|When:||Th 25-04-2019 16:00 - 17:00|
|Affiliation:||University of Utrecht|
Recreating droplets of primordial soup, 500 times per second with the LHC
|Date:||25 April 2019|
|Start:||16:00 (Doors open and coffee available at 15:30)|
One of the fundamental questions in the field of subatomic physics is what happens to matter at extreme densities and temperatures as may have existed in the first microseconds after the Big Bang and exists, perhaps, in the core of dense neutron stars. The aim of heavy-ion physics is to collide nuclei at very high energies and thereby create such a state of matter in the laboratory.
In this talk I will discuss our current understanding of this new state of matter based on measurements from the ALICE experiment at the LHC.