High Energy Heavy Ion Physics
Niels Bohr Institute
University of Copenhagen
The High Energy Heavy Ion (HEHI)
group at the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI)
studies collisions between atomic nuclei which have been accelerated
to ultrarelativistic energies. The aim of such studies is to
explore and understand the properties of matter at extreme
temperatures (~1012 degrees) and densities (>10 times
nuclear matter density). In particular, we are interested in
characterizing the transition from normal hadronic matter to the
Quark-Gluon Plasma, a state of matter consisting of deconfined
quarks and gluons.
For further information about the members and activities of the
HEHI group, click on the appropriate link in the panel on the
left side of the page.