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10-12 April 2019
Denver, CO
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Progress in hard probes of small collision systems

12 Apr 2019, 08:55
Director's Row J (Denver, CO)

Director's Row J

Denver, CO

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Pl. lobby level of the Plaza building
invited talk Small Systems


Prof. Dennis Perepelitsa (University of Colorado Boulder)


In this talk, I review the latest developments in high transverse momentum (pT) or mass probes of small heavy ion collision systems. These include measurements which utilize high-pT hadrons, fully reconstructed jets, photons and heavy electroweak bosons, and heavy flavor particles, as probes. I will discuss what these measurements can reveal about partonic structure and parton dynamics in heavy nuclei, and how they relate to evidence for a possible formations of quark-gluon plasma, at RHIC and the LHC. I will also give some thoughts on future prospects with lighter collision species such as Ar+Ar or O+O at the LHC and opportunities with the sPHENIX detector at RHIC.

Primary author

Prof. Dennis Perepelitsa (University of Colorado Boulder)

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