Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics
Irregular on request.
Objectives and Content
The course aims to present the theoretical basis of experiments in heavy ion physics carried out at CERN and other laboratories. The course is primarily intended for graduate students in nuclear and particle physics, but is also of interest for astrophysicists.
The course includes phenomenology of heavy ion collisions, relativistic kinetic theory, statistical physics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, basic dynamical and collective models of reactions and measurable quantities and their scale properties. Examples of the search for quark-gluon plasma will be taken from experiments in heavy ion physics and astrophysics.
Required Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Forms of Assessment
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.