Charles Gale (McGill University)


Vendredi 11 mars 2016 / Friday, March 11, 2016

Salle / Room 6254
Centre de recherches mathématiques
Pavillon André-Aisenstadt
Université de Montréal
2920, chemin de la Tour

16 h / 4:00 p.m.

QCD under extreme conditions: Hot, shiny fluids and sticky business

The phase diagram of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD, the theory of the strong interaction) is only poorly known. There is currently a vibrant experimental and theoretical program that concentrate on the study and the characterization of the quark-gluon plasma, a fundamental state of matter that existed a few microseconds after the Big Bang. I will describe the theoretical aspects of this endeavour, and highlight some of the surprises uncovered along the way.

Le café sera servi à 15h00 et une réception suivra la conférence au Salon Maurice-L’Abbé (salle 6245).
Coffee will be served before the conference and a reception will follow at Salon Maurice-L’Abbé (Room 6245).