Date: Wednesday 5th March 2003
Title: Strangeness enhancement as a signal of quark-gluon plasma formation
Speaker: Rory Clarke (Birmingham)
Strangeness enhancement as a signal of quark-gluon plasma formation
At high enough energy densities a deconfined plasma of quarks and gluons may be formed. One possible signature of plasma formation would be an increase in the production of strange quarks. Using lead ion collisions at the SPS at CERN and the future ALICE experiment at the LHC we aim to investigate the nature of the phase boundary between normal hadronic matter and the QGP.Particle Physics Seminars takes place in West Seminar Room on Wednesdays at 1315. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served at 1300.