10-12 April 2019
Denver, CO
US/Mountain timezone
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Contribution plenary talk

Denver, CO - Director's Row H

Theory progress related to the RHIC Beam Energy Scan program

Speakers

  • Dr. Bjoern SCHENKE

Primary authors

Content

Much needed theoretical progress is being made to support the beam energy scan (BES) program at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and to successfully explore nuclear matter at both low and high baryon density, determine if and where there is a QCD critical point, and whether chiral symmetry is restored and the QCD chiral anomaly can be observed in the accessible region of the phase diagram. I will review recent progress on theoretical topics related to the physics probed in the RHIC BES program, including hot and dense lattice QCD with focus on the equation of state at finite baryon density, modeling of the collision dynamics including advances in the initial state description, hydrodynamics and conversion to particles, effects of a critical point in the equation of state, critical fluctuations and their dynamics, as well as aspects of the chiral magnetic effect.