Hadron Ion Tea (HIT) Seminar Series

[formerly the Heavy Ion Tea Seminars]

Nuclear Science Division

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

HIT seminars are on Tuesdays at 3:30pm Pacific Time   (unless otherwise noted)

Organizers: Jennifer Rittenhouse West, Shujie Li, Farid Salazar & Nu Xu

HIT zoom link 

Previous seminars can be viewed on our HIT Youtube Channel

Upcoming seminars

Welcome to our Hadron-Ion Tea Seminar Series in 2023!  All talks are 100% virtual except for local speakers (in-person & zoom) - we hope you join us!

Tuesday, June 6th, 2023 3:30 PM PST (zoom)

Dr. Sylvester Joosten (ANL)

Host: Shujie Li


Coming soon!

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 3:30 PM PST (zoom)

Dr. Chiara Bissolotti (ANL)

Host: Jennifer Rittenhouse West


Coming soon!


Dr. Julie Roche (Ohio University)

Host: Shujie Li

The upcoming GPD measurements with the neutral particle spectrometer at JLab

Coming soon!

Thursday,  December 7th, 2023  3:30 PM PST (in-person & zoom)

Dr. Gang Wang (UCLA)  

Host: Nu Xu

"Review of the Experimental Search for the Chiral Magnetic Effect in Heavy-ion Collisions"

The quark-gluon plasma created in high-energy heavy-ion collisions has been conjectured to exhibit a spontaneous electric-charge separation in the direction of a strong magnetic field through the chiral magnetic effect (CME). The experimental confirmation of the CME in heavy-ion collisions will uncover fundamental aspects of strong interaction physics such as the QCD chiral symmetry restoration and the topological configurations of non-Abelian gauge fields. Over the past two decades, experiments at RHIC and the LHC have performed a series of charge-separation measurements in A+A collisions at various beam energies from the center-of-mass energy of 5.02 TeV down to 7.7 GeV, and in different collision systems including p+Au, p+Pb, d+Au, Cu+Cu, Au+Au, Pb+Pb and U+U collisions, as well as the recent isobaric Ru+Ru and Zr+Zr collisions. Multiple analysis methods have also been developed to manifest the charge separation effect and suppress the flow related background. In this talk, I will review the aforementioned results, summarize our current understanding, and provide an outlook on future analyses.

TBD Fall 2023

Dr. Holly Szumila-Vance (Jefferson Lab)

Host: Shujie Li

"The Search for Color Transparency"

Coming soon!