Ecole d'été “Heavy-ion collisions in the QCD phase diagram”

Du 26 juin au 9 juillet 2022

Subatech, Nantes

Organised by the Working Group 2 "Collective effects with nucleon and nuclear collisions,  phase diagramme of QCD" of the IN2P3/INP GDR-QCD, the  school "HIC in the QCD phase diagram" welcomes all PhD students and young postdocs.

The summer school’s (“Heavy-ion collisions in the QCD phase diagram”) will be held from 26 June to 9 July, 2022, at the Subatech laboratory in Nantes – France.

Its primary goal is to discuss the physics of heavy-ion collisions in the context of QCD at finite temperature and baryon density. The formation of the QGP, its thermodynamic properties and the phase transition to hadronic matter will be illuminated from various angles: the interplay between theory, phenomenology and experiment, the evolution of observables from low to high net-baryon density, and links to astrophysics. The audience will be enabled to see the large picture of the study of the QGP and the QCD phase diagram via HIC while at the same time learning the basics of the hydrodynamical model, the application of thermal field theory to the QCD medium, the in-medium modification of hadrons in the view of chiral symmetry breaking and the treatment of high-pT and heavy flavor probes of the QGP.

This school is also aiming at unravelling how experimentalists get to the final observable starting from the raw data and how theoreticians use event generators to test the models versus experimental data. The grand topics of the experimental collaborations working on HIC at LHC, RHIC, including the physics of the beam energy scan, GSI/FAIR and NICA are covered.

In dedicated hands-on sessions the students will be able to work on problems themselves in order to deepen their understanding in the various fields and techniques. Selected student presentations will enhance the exchange around the state-of-art research projects of the international participants.

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