Quark-gluon plasma research with Pb beams at the LHC: status and prospects

Peter Braun-Munzinger (TU Darmstadt)
DESY Auditorium, 16.45 h

We will present an overview of quark-gluon plasma (QGP) research with Pb--Pb collisions at the LHC, with emphasis on recent results from the ALICE experiment. One focus will be on the investigation of collective properties of the fireball formed in a central Pb--Pb collision and on the determination of transport coefficients of the QGP. We will further discuss the production of heavy quarks and quarkonia as messengers for Debye-like color screening and for deconfinement of heavy quarks. The attached plot indicates the drastic changes of J/psi production when going from RHIC to LHC energy. The talk will conclude with an outline of the physics program from 2019 on for the upgraded ALICE detector.

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