Current PhD theses in the High-Energy Theory Group

Benjamin Guiot:  Study of hard probes interaction with the Quark-Gluon Plasma in a dynamical model

Epos is an event generator for colliders and cosmic ray physics. The subject of the thesis is to implement heavy quarks in this code and to study energy loss in the QGP.

PhD start:   November 1st, 2011

Supervisors:   Klaus Werner, Marcus Bleicher

Maryam Rustamova:  Propagation of partons in cold and hot nuclear matter

In the framework of perturbative quantum chromodynamics, we study the nuclear attenutation of different hadronic processes in p-A collisions (J/psi,upsilon, open charm and light hadron production) due parton energy loss. The study of nuclear attenuation in p-A collisions is a prerequisite to understand nuclear attenuation, or jet-quenching, in A-A collisions.

PhD start:  October 1st, 2010

Supervisors:  Gines Martinez, Stéphane Peigné

Benjamin Sintes:  Study of baryons in the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model

We study the phase transition between hadronic matter and the quark-gluon plasma in the framework of the Nambu and Jona-Lasinio model, where the lagrangian is based on the same symmetries as the lagrangian of QCD. Masses and cross sections have already been found for mesons and now we wish to study baryons at non-zero temperature and chemical potential.

PhD start:  November 1st, 2011

Supervisor:   Joerg Aichelin