Heavy ion physics with ATLAS

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An overview of the ATLAS results from Pb+Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV is presented. ATLAS has measured properties of the bulk particle production including extensive and systematic measurements of the azimuthal particle distributions and correlations. The results for hard probes include both single jet and di-jet measurements, Z bosons, photons, and high pT inclusive charged tracks as well as particles identified as coming from heavy flavor decays. Taken together these results provide a compelling picture of the interaction of hard particles in the dense QCD medium. Results shown are from the ∼ 10 μb-1 of minimum bias data recorded in the 2010 LHC heavy ion run, as well as from ∼ 0.15 nb-1 sampled in the 2011 LHC heavy ion run.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number012011
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Workshop on Discovery Physics at the LHC, Kruger 2012 - Kruger, South Africa
Duration: 3 Dec 20127 Dec 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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