The physics of sPHENIX

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Abstract

Jet related observables have been some of the most powerful and exciting probes for understanding the matter produced in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. Full jet reconstruction was begun at RHIC, and the LHC experiments have shown the power and kinematic reach of these observables. Here we discuss the sPHENIX detector and physics program which aims to bring full calorimetric based jet reconstruction to RHIC in order to explore the temperature dependence of the strongly interacting Quark Gluon Plasma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012050
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume446
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Workshop for Young Scientists on the Physics of Ultrarelativistic Nucleus - Nucleus Collisions, Hot Quarks 2012 - Copamarina, Puerto Rico
Duration: Oct 14 2012Oct 20 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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