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Study of the granular properties of the quark gluon plasma generated at LHC

Grant number: 22/02989-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2023
Effective date (End): February 28, 2027
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Elementary Particle Physics and Fields
Principal Investigator:Alexandre Alarcon do Passo Suaide
Grantee:Jhoão Gabriel Martins Campos de Almeida Arneiro
Host Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:20/04867-2 - High energy physics and instrumentation with the LHC-CERN, AP.ESP

Abstract

The quark-gluon plasma is a complex structure generated in relativistic heavy-ion collisions that we treat as a tightly bound ideal fluid, but which is formed by an internal structure of loosely bound quarks and gluons. Observing this structure experimentally is an open problem, but if possible, it would allow us to understand how it gives rise to this fluid. Therefore, the purpose of this project is to study the scattering of jets created in heavy ion collisions carried out by the LHC along Run 3, to try to identify experimental observables that might be able to reveal this internal structure of the quark and gluon plasma. (AU)

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