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High-energy nuclear physics at RHIC and LHC

Grant number: 12/04583-8
Support Opportunities:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: November 01, 2013 - October 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Nuclear Physics
Principal Investigator:Marcelo Gameiro Munhoz
Grantee:Marcelo Gameiro Munhoz
Host Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Pesquisadores principais:
( Últimos )
Alexandre Alarcon do Passo Suaide
Pesquisadores principais:
( Antigos )
Jun Takahashi ; Marcelo Gameiro Munhoz
Associated scholarship(s):18/16314-8 - FPGA programming for the Sampa integration to the Scalable Readout System, BP.TT
18/12103-2 - Simulation of the performance of particle detectors, BP.IC
17/16882-3 - Measurements of J/psi in Pb-Pb collisions with ALICE at LHC, BP.PD
+ associated scholarships 17/17487-0 - Brazilian Participation in the LHC-CERN, BP.JC
17/20221-2 - Global properties study of relativistic heavy-ion collisions, BP.IC
16/17435-8 - Production of heavy quarks in jets at the large hadron collider, BP.PD
16/11632-6 - Development of multifilamentary detectors for tests in the LHC, BP.IC
16/05163-3 - Study of lepton-lepton correlation in g/g - b/bbar events with flavor oscillation, BP.IC
15/04334-6 - Study of heavy quarks and Sampa chip activities with the ALICE experiment at CERN, BP.PD
14/22441-1 - Parametrization of collisions centrality in relativistic heavy ions, BP.IC
14/09167-8 - Phenomenology of relativistic hydrodynamics for application in studies of heavy ion collisions in the LHC, BP.PD
14/11042-9 - Heavy-quarkonia states in the ALICE-LHC experiment, BP.DD
14/09565-3 - Production of jets from heavy quarks study in relativistic heavy ion collisions, BP.PD
14/09081-6 - Heavy quark production study in jets at the LHC, BP.PD
13/17405-3 - Development of gaseous chambers based on Micropattern gaseous detectors for tests of a new ASIC within the international collaboration ALICE, BP.PD - associated scholarships


The aim of this project is to provide support for the Brazilian experimental studies of relativistic heavy ion collisions at the STAR/BNL collaboration at RHIC and the ALICE experiment at the LHC/CERN. This long-term project is receiving substantial support for over a decade and, therefore, important results have been obtained. The groups endorsing this project lead most of the activities in this area of research in Brazil and, at the moment, the ALICE/LHC is the only experiment uniquely optimized to carry out research in this area. The study of nuclear collisions at high energies can be considered the main international frontier of nuclear physics, bringing together thousands of experimental and theoretical researchers worldwide. Major advances in the understanding of nuclear matter under extreme conditions have been acquired in the last decade through the experiments at RHIC/BNL. The perspectives regarding the ALICE/LHC experiment are equally promising. The perspective of this project is to provide significant contributions in order to advance the understanding of nuclear matter under extreme conditions of temperature and energy density by studying the evolution of the quark-gluon plasma and the interaction of partons with it. A key aspect that we intend to introduce during the execution of this project corresponds to the transfer of innovative technologies and technological development. The development of instrumentation for the ALICE experiment through the participation update program of the detector, and also the improvement of techniques for distributed data analysis using the Grid environment, will allow this innovation in technology in two strategic areas: instrumentation and information. (AU)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the research grant:
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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ADOLFSSON, J.; AYALA PABON, A.; BREGANT, M.; BRITTON, C.; BRULIN, G.; CARVALHO, D.; CHAMBERT, V.; CHINELLATO, D.; ESPAGNON, B.; HERNANDEZ HERRERA, H. D.; et al. SAMPA Chip: the New 32 Channels ASIC for the ALICE TPC and MCH Upgrades. Journal of Instrumentation, v. 12, . (12/04583-8, 14/12664-3, 13/06885-4)
DA SILVA, TIAGO F.; BREGANT, MARCO; DE SOUZA, GEOVANE G. A.; JAHNKE, CRISTIANE; MUNHOZ, MARCELO G.; GARCES, PR. Preliminary studies on GEM foil degradation inharsh radiation environments. 7TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON LARGE HADRON COLLIDER PHYSICS, LHCP2019, v. N/A, p. 8-pg., . (12/04583-8, 16/05282-2)
SERRA FILHO, L. A.; DOS SANTOS, R. FELIX; DE SOUZA, G. G. A.; PAULINO, M. M. M.; SOUZA, F. A.; MORALLES, M.; DA LUZ, H. N.; BREGANT, M.; MUNHOZ, M. G.; LAI, C-C; et al. Double-GEM based thermal neutron detector prototype. Journal of Instrumentation, v. 17, n. 9, p. 17-pg., . (12/04583-8)

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