Seminar High Energy Physics

Low-Mass Dielectron Production in Heavy-Ion Collisions at LHC Energies

by Sebastian Scheid (Universität Frankfurt)

D6-135 (UHG)



The measurement of dielectrons is a fundamental piece in the understanding of hot and dense matter produced in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions. The dielectron spectra yield information that pierces the veil of final-state hadronic interactions and gives direct access to the early phases of the collision.
In this seminar, I will give an overview of the dielectron measurements at ultra-relativistic energies achieved in recent years. I will focus on the measurements performed by the ALICE collaboration but will also include measurements at lower energies. 
A main part of the presentation will be the discussion of prospects for measurements that will be possible with the latest as well as future upgrades of the ALICE experiment.
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