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Exploring the phase diagram of the quark-gluon plasma with fluctuations on the net amount of protons on the Beam Energy Scan

Grant number: 18/14479-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2019
Effective date (End): February 28, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Nuclear Physics
Principal Investigator:Frédérique Marie Brigitte Sylvie Grassi
Grantee:Renan Nobuyuki Hirayama
Host Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


In 2005, the discovery at the RHIC accelerator of a new state of matter was announced, the Quark-Gluon Plasma. It is the most perfect fluid ever created in the laboratory, the hottest, with highest vorticity and unlike expected, it is strongly coupled. The greatest challenge for the coming years is to create it in other conditions for temperature and pressure, i.e. to explore the QGP phase diagram as well as to find the critical point. Several laboratories and particle accelerators are involved in this search (RHIC in the USA, FAIR in Germany, NICA in Russia and perhaps J-PARC in Japan). There is also an intense theoretical activity (in particular BEST in the USA and HIC for FAIR in Germany). The goal of this Master's project is to study a recently proposed equation of state and apply it to one of the most promising signals of the critical point: the net-proton number fluctuations. (AU)

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HIRAYAMA, Renan Nobuyuki. Exploring the phase diagram of the Quark-Gluon Plasma with fluctuations on the net amount of protons on the Beam Energy Scan. 2021. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Física (IF/SBI) São Paulo.

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