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
What: 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
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.