Wednesday Morning Session
- John Harris (Yale University)
Prof. Francis Halzen (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
IceCube: Opening a Neutrino Window on the Universe from the South Pole
Prof. Hans-Thomas Janka (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics)
This overview talk will summarize the status of the numerical modelling of neutron-star mergers. The focus will be particularly on the role of neutrinos, which determine the composition of matter ejected during and after the neutron-star collision and thus the properties of the electromagnetic kilonova emission. A newly developed, computationally fast 'Improved Leakage-Equilibration-Absorption...
Dr Jan Fiete Grosse-Oetringhaus (CERN)
An overview of recent results of the ALICE collaboration is given with emphasis on recent results from LHC run 2 and how they provide insight in the understanding of hot and dense nuclear matter. Particular attention is given to the observation of collective effects in small collision systems which have caused a paradigm shift in the field of heavy ions in the last years. An outlook is given...
Prof. Francesco Forti (INFN and University, Pisa)
The Belle II experiment at the SuperKEKB e+e- collider has completed a commissioning phase in 2018 and is gearing up for full physics data taking starting in March 2019. In this paper the status of the experiment, the first results of the 2018 data taking, as well as the futures plans and perspectives will be presented.
Prof. Christian Fischer (JLU Giessen)
We review results for the phase diagram of QCD, the properties of quarks and gluons and the resulting properties of strongly interacting matter at finite temperature and chemical potential. The interplay of two different but related transitions in QCD, chiral symmetry restoration and deconfinement, leads to a rich phenomenology when external parameters such as quark masses, volume,...