Heavy Flavour and Jet Quenching

Padova, 29th September 2005, Dipartimento di Fisica "G. Galilei"

Where: Aula C, Dipartimento di Fisica "G. Galilei", via Marzolo 8, Padova
When: Thursday, 29th September, starting at 2 pm

Jet quenching is one of the most exciting discoveries at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). The suppression of high transverse momentum particle production and of back-to-back jet-like correlations observed in central Au-Au collisions relative to pp collisions, is interpreted as a consequence of QCD energy loss of high-energy partons in the dense QCD matter formed in the collision. The study of heavy quarks quenching is crucial to confirm this interpretation, since, due their large mass, c and b quarks are predicted to lose a smaller amount of energy than light quarks.
In this workshop, the latest results from RHIC will be reviewed and their theoretical interpretations will be discussed. The predictions for the Large Hadron Collider and the measurement perspectives, in particular in the ALICE experiment, will be discussed.

  1. Introduction (5')   Federico Antinori (Padova)
  2. Jet quenching at RHIC: experimental perspective (40')   David d'Enterria (IN2P3)
  3. Heavy flavour at RHIC: theoretical perspective (40')   Vincenzo Greco (LNS)
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  4. High-pT phenomena in h-A and A-A at fixed-target energy (25')   Adam Jacholkowski (Catania)
  5. Jet Physics in heavy-ion collisions at the LHC (25')   Andreas Morsch (CERN)
  6. Heavy-flavour Physics in heavy-ion collisions in view of the LHC (25')   Andrea Dainese (Padova)
  7. Perspectives for charm and beauty quenching studies in ALICE (20')   Marcello Lunardon (Padova)

Contact: Federico Antinori, Andrea Dainese