VI. Heavy Ion Physics
Heavy ions at LHC: Theoretical issues
Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708,
Accepted: 10 November 2003
Published online: 13 July 2004
We give a brief overview of our current theoretical understanding of ultra-relativistic heavy ion collision and the properties of super-hot nuclear matter. We focus on several issues that have been discussed in connection with experimental results from the CERN SPS and from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider RHIC. We give an extrapolation of our current knowledge to LHC energies and ask which physics questions can be addressed at the LHC.
PACS: 24.85.+p – 25.75.Nq – 13.85.-t
© Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2004