Colloquium: Dr. Zhangbu Xu, Brookhaven National Laboratory  Add To Calendar

  • Date(s): Wednesday, 11/28 3:00 PM to Wednesday, 11/28 4:00 PM
  • Speaker: Dr. Zhangbu Xu
  • Host: Prof. Zhenyu Ye
  • Campus Address: 238 SES

“Probe Peta-Tesla Magnetic Field in QGP with Dielectrons from Photon-Photon Collisions”

We presents first measurements of $e^+e^-$ pair production from light-light scattering in non-central high-energy heavy ion collisions.  The excess yields peak distinctly at low transverse momentum between 40 to 60 MeV/c. The excess yields can be explained only when the photon-photon interactions are included in model calculations. However, the measured $p_T$ distributions are significantly broader than model calculation and are different between Au+Au and U+U collisions. Our measurements provide a possible experimental evidence of the existence of strong magnetic field at peta-Tesla scale. And I will discuss its possible impact on emerging phenomena in hadronic heavy-ion collisions.

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