Heavy Flavor

Depending on the energy scale, there are two mechanisms that generate quark masses with different degrees of importance: current quark masses are generated by the electroweak symmetry breaking mechanism (Higgs mass) and spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking leads to the constituent quark masses in QCD (QCD mass). The QCD interaction strongly affects the light quarks (u, d, s) while the heavy quark masses (c, b, t) are mainly determined by the Higgs mechanism. In high-energy nuclear collisions at RHIC, heavy quarks are produced through gluon fusion and qq¯ annihilation. Heavy quark production is also sensitive to the parton distribution function. Unlike the light quarks, heavy quark masses are not modified by the surrounding QCD medium (or the excitations of the QCD medium) and the value of their masses is much higher than the initial excitation of the system. It is these differences between light and heavy quarks in a medium that make heavy quarks an ideal probe to study the properties of the hot and dense medium created in high-energy nuclear collisions.

 

Heavy flavor analyses at STAR can be separated into quarkonia, open heavy flavor and heavy flavor leptons.


 

HF PWG Meeting

2021-02-11 10:30
2021-02-11 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 11 February 2021
, at 15:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2021-02-18 10:30
2021-02-18 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 18 February 2021
, at 15:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2021-02-25 10:30
2021-02-25 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 25 February 2021
, at 15:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2021-03-04 10:30
2021-03-04 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 4 March 2021
, at 15:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2021-01-14 10:30
2021-01-14 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 14 January 2021
, at 15:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2021-01-21 10:30
2021-01-21 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 21 January 2021
, at 15:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2021-01-28 10:30
2021-01-28 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 28 January 2021
, at 15:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2021-02-04 10:30
2021-02-04 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 4 February 2021
, at 15:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2020-11-19 10:30
2020-11-19 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 19 November 2020
, at 15:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2020-11-26 10:30
2020-11-26 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 26 November 2020
, at 15:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2020-12-03 10:30
2020-12-03 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 3 December 2020
, at 15:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2020-12-10 10:30
2020-12-10 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 10 December 2020
, at 15:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2020-12-17 10:30
2020-12-17 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 17 December 2020
, at 15:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2020-12-24 10:30
2020-12-24 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 24 December 2020
, at 15:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2020-12-31 10:30
2020-12-31 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 31 December 2020
, at 15:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2021-01-07 10:30
2021-01-07 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 7 January 2021
, at 15:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2020-09-24 10:30
2020-09-24 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 24 September 2020
, at 14:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2020-10-01 10:30
2020-10-01 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 1 October 2020
, at 14:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2020-10-08 10:30
2020-10-08 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 8 October 2020
, at 14:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00

HF PWG Meeting

2020-10-15 10:30
2020-10-15 13:30
America/New York
Thursday, 15 October 2020
, at 14:30 (GMT), duration : 03:00