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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)

2-38 (Bldg. 510)


Bldg. 510


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.