Jul 16 – 22, 2009
Kraków, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Heavy Ion Physics with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC

Jul 17, 2009, 9:40 AM
20m
Small Hall (Kraków, Poland)

Small Hall

Kraków, Poland

The Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University 33 Krupnicza Street 31-123 Kraków
Heavy Ions IV. Heavy Ions

Speaker

Dr Adam Trzupek (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN)

Description

The heavy-ion program at LHC will be pursued by three experiments including ATLAS, a multipurpose detector to study p+p collisions. A report on the potential of the ATLAS detector to uncover new physics in Pb+Pb collisions at energies thirty times larger than energy available at RHIC will be presented. Key aspects of the heavy-ion program of the ATLAS experiment, implied by measurements at RHIC, will be discussed. They include measurement capability of high-pT hadronic and electromagnetic probes, quarkonia as well as elliptic flow and other bulk phenomena. Measurements by the ATLAS experiment will provide crucial information about the formation of a quark-gluon plasma at the new energy scale accessible at the LHC.

Primary author

Dr Adam Trzupek (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN)

Presentation materials