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.
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