February 12, 2018, 12:00 PM, 112W
Prithwish Tribedy (BNL)
Exploring novel phenomena at the early stages of relativistic heavy ion collisions
Relativistic heavy ion collisions (HICs) at the modern accelerators like the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider(RHIC) the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) provide unique testing ground for the Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) at high energies. The early stages of such collisions generate highest densities allowed by QCD and eventually leads to the formation of a liquid-like quark-gluon matter that filled the microsecond-old universe. Interestingly, the early stages of HICs also generate the strongest known electromagnetic fields (10^18 Gauss) in the universe. The quantum fluctuations in the early stages of such collisions, amidst such strong fields, can lead to violation of local P and CP symmetries of strong interactions. In this talk I will discuss on the recent experimental efforts at the RHIC (and LHC) to explore such novel exotic phenomena.