Heavy-ion physics: freedom to do hot, dense, exciting QCD

Authors

  • M.E. Tejeda-Yeomans

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.23730/CYRSP-2021-002.137

Abstract

In these two lectures I review the basics of heavy-ion collisions at relativistic energies and the physics we can do with them. I aim to cover the basics on the kinematics and observables in heavy-ion collider experiments, the basics on the phenomenology of the nuclear matter phase diagram, some of the model building and simulations currently used in the heavy-ion physics community and a selected list of amazing phenomenological discoveries and predictions.

Published

2021-05-31