High Energy / Nuclear Theory / RIKEN seminars

# [NT / RIKEN seminar] Studying out-of-equilibrium Quark-Gluon Plasma with QCD kinetic theory

## by Aleksas Mazeliauskas (University of Heidelberg)

US/Eastern
2-38 (Bldg. 510)

### 2-38

#### Bldg. 510

Description

In relativistic heavy nucleus collisions an ultra-dense,  high-temperature state of nuclear matter is created with de-confined  quarks and gluons. Understanding how the non-equilibrium Quark-Gluon  Plasma thermalizes is important in connecting the initial state physics  with the emergent hydrodynamic behavior of the QGP at later times.  In this talk, I will use weakly coupled QCD kinetic theory with quark  and gluon degrees of freedom to study the QGP evolution in the  far-from-equilibrium regime, where it exhibits universal scaling, and
its approach to thermal and chemical equilibrium.