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Jet Tomography

Project description

A slice of the quark-gluon pie

Experiments on heavy-ion collisions (HICs) make it possible to reproduce droplets of matter that filled the universe a microsecond after the Big Bang. These droplets have such high energy density that the quarks and gluons normally confined inside protons and neutrons form a continuous medium. This new state of matter is known as the quark-gluon plasma (QGP). Studying QGP evolution is challenging, but hadronic jets, sprays of particles produced by energetic quarks or gluons leaving the QGP droplet, could help provide answers. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the JetT project is developing new theoretical techniques to describe jets and use them for tomographic study of the matter produced in HIC.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Net EU contribution
€ 172 932,48
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Spain

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Region
Galicia A Coruña
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00