Dynamics of relativistic matter

Basic Theory
Hirano Tetsufumi

Faculty of Science and Technology / Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Hirano Tetsufumi Professor


Deconfined nuclear matter at extremely high temperature is called the quark gluon plasma which was existing in our universe just after the Big Bang. The matter is composed of elementary particles such as quarks and gluons. The quark gluon plasma can be created in high-energy nuclear collision experiments to investigate its physics properties. We describe the space-time evolution of the quark gluon plasma using relativistic hydrodynamics.

Research facilities and equipments

We solve hydrodynamic equations at relativistic velocities using numerical simulations on workstations.

Collaboration with external organizations

We can provide an opportunity to introduce the physics of the quark gluon plasma and basic sciences.