The Quark-Gluon-Plasma: Signatures and
Properties of its Creation and Decay
If two heavy nuclei collide at ultrarelativistic energies, its constituents,
the nucleons, may dissolve into quarks and gluons and a
Quark-Gluon-Plasma (QGP) is formed.
Its creation and signatures are a very active field of research with
large international experiments taking place at the
European high energy physics facility
CERN near Geneva, Switzerland/France and at the AGS accelerator in Brookhaven,
USA. In our research group we predominantly use Quantum Field Theory (QFT)
and statistical mechanics for the investigation of the properties of the
QGP. Furthermore we are interested in the development of microscopic
transport models with which it is possible to study the creation
of the plasma phase and its dynamics.
The investigation of the QGP is especially important for the understanding
of the early universe (the first seconds after the big bang).
Current members of the group:
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