ATLAS Live talk: How does ATLAS study heavy-ion collisions?

14 September 2023 | By

On 14 September at 6pm CEST, Dr. Martin Rybar and Dr. Peter Steinberg will give a live public talk on the ATLAS Youtube Channel on how the ATLAS experiment records heavy-ion collisions.

Did you know that by colliding heavy ions at the LHC, physicists are recreating conditions that existed in the universe just after the Big Bang? Five years after the last data-taking period, ATLAS physicists are now preparing to collect new heavy-ion data from the LHC. In this talk, Dr. Martin Rybar and Dr. Peter Steinberg will discuss why and how physicists collide heavy ions, and how the ATLAS detector and team prepare for this type of data-taking and analysis.

Dr. Martin Rybar currently works as a research scientist at Charles University in Prague. He has been a member of ATLAS Collaboration since 2009, and he is now convener of the ATLAS Heavy Ion Physics group, where he tries to understand our Universe at the most fundamental level. He enjoys communicating science.

Dr. Peter Steinberg is a Senior Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory (in New York) and has been part of the ATLAS heavy-ion programme since 2006. He worked for years at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at BNL. He has served in a variety of roles in ATLAS, including several stints as convenor of the Heavy Ion Physics group, and he is currently a deputy project leader for the ATLAS ZDC and a convenor of the ATLAS ultraperipheral collisions physics subgroup.

This event is part of a series of ATLAS Live Public Talks held on YouTube. You can watch more in the dedicated YouTube playlist.