Nuclear Physics Seminar at RPI

Tuesday September 21, 1999

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Table of Contents



Going back in time: astronomy, nuclear, and high-energy physics.

What happened during the last 15 x 109 years?

Nucleosynthesis in stars forms all elements heavier than Lithium

Nuclear physics allows us to describe stellar nucleosynthesis

Star Formation: 1 x 109 yr

Big-Bang Problem: Large Scale Structures

Cosmic Microwave Background: fluctuations in early universe

Formation of nuclei: at 3 minutes

Phases of Nuclear Matter

Unanswered Questions about the Evolution of the Early Universe

Recreating the early universe: relativistic heavy-ion collisions

Formation of the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP)

Production of the QGP: Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions

Scientific Objectives

Studying the QGP

Detectors @ RHIC


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