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Hard probes of heavy-ion collisions

Project description

Characterising quark–gluon collisions after the Big Bang

As far as we know, everything in our universe is made of only 12 fundamental matter particles and four fundamental force particles. Their combinations enable our physical, chemical and biological world, and it all started with the Big Bang. For a few millionths of a second afterward, way before life as we know it was formed, the universe was filled with a very hot, dense soup dominated by quarks (matter particles) and gluons (carriers of the strong force), the so-called quark–gluon plasma (QGP). With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the HPOFHIC project is using experimental and computational methods to better understand how colliding high-energy quarks and gluons behaved in the QGP.


Net EU contribution
€ 156 980,64
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1

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Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00