Course

P477 Relativistic Nucleus-Nucleus collision & Quark-Gluon Plasma

Course No: 
P477
Credit: 
8
Prerequisites: 
P306 (Nuclei and Particle Physics), P303 (Special theory of Relativity), P301 (Statistical Mechanics), P201 (Classical Mechanics-I)
Approval: 
UG-Elective
Syllabus: 

(42 Lectures + 14 Tutorial)

  1. Introduction to high energy heavy ion collisions and Quark-Gluon-Plasma, comparison of big bang and the little bang
  2. Thermodynamics: Relativisticgas (hadrons, quarks and gluons) and its statistical and thermodynamical properties, MIT Bag model, Hagedorn gas, phase diagram of QCD
  3. Relativistic Kinematics: four vectors notation, rapidity variables, pseudo rapidity variables, light cone variables, relativistic invariants, Dalitz plot, cross sections
  4. Collision Dynamics: initial state of nuclear collisions, fluid dynamical evolution, kinetic transport model, freeze-out and particle production
  5. Experiments: a general overview of different experimental setup related to search for QGP and relevant observables
  6. Signatures of QGP: collective flow, J/Ψ suppression, strangeness enhancement, jet quenching, electromagnetic probes, Hanbury-Brown-Twiss measurement
  7. Recent progress
Reference Books: 
  1. Hadrons and QGP by Letterssier and Rafelski
  2. Introduction to High Energy Heavy Ion Collissions by C. Y. Wong
  3. Phenomenology of Ultra Relativistic Heavy Ion Collissions by W Florkowski
  4. Ultra relativistic heavy ion collisions by R. Vogt
  5. Introduction to relativistic heavy ion collisions, by L. P. Csernai
  6. A Short Course On Relativistic Heavy Ion Collission by A. K. Chaudhuri
  7. Extreme states of matter in strong interaction physics by Helmut Satz
  8. Relativistic Hydrodynamics by L. Rezzolla and O. Zanotti
  9. Finite Temperature Field Theory by J. I. Kapusta and C. Gale
  10. The Early Universe by Kolb and Turner
  11. Fantastic Realitis by Frank Wilczek
  12. Research Reports in Physics, Quark Gluon Plasma, Invited lectures of Winter School, Published by Springer Verlag, Editors - B. Sinha, S. Pal and S. Raha
  13. The Physics of Quark Gluon Plasma, Introductory lectures, Lecture Notes in Physics 785, Publisher - Springer, Editor - S. Sarkar, H. Satz and B. Sinha
  14. Quark Gluon Plasma - From big bang to little bang, K. Yagi, T. Hatsuda, Y. Miake, Cam- bridge Monograms on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology
  15. Quark Gluon Plasma: Theoretical Foundations, An annotated reprint collection - J. Ka- pusta, B. Muller and J. Rafelski, Publisher - Elsevier Science
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