12-15 April 2016
BNL Physics Building
US/Eastern timezone

Heavy Flavor Transport in QCD Matter

13 Apr 2016, 14:00
Large Seminar Room (BNL Physics Building)

Large Seminar Room

BNL Physics Building


Prof. Ralf Rapp (Texas A and M University)


Measurements of heavy-flavor particles encode unique insights into the properties and interactions of QCD matter, enabling systematic investigations as a function of the resolution scale from vanishing to large momenta. This includes the heavy-flavor diffusion coefficient as a low-momentum measure of the medium's coupling strength, the effects of recombination of heavy quarks with thermal partons as a measure of hadronization mechanisms and the change in degrees of freedom in the system, and the parton energy loss transport coefficient to characterize the coupling strength at high pt. We discuss various theoretical approaches to evalaute these properties and estimate values for the transport coefficients resulting from current model-to-data comparisons. We also estimate the momentum scales where radiative processes for charm and for bottom quarks become relevant.

Primary author

Prof. Ralf Rapp (Texas A and M University)

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