1. Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar

    "Thermalization and BEC in gluon system: Effects of inelastic processes"

    Presented by Xu-Guang Huang, Indiana University

    Friday, April 12, 2013, 2 pm
    Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Hosted by: Vladimir Skokov

    How the quark-gluon plasma gets quickly thermalized and what happens during the thermalization is an unsolved problem. Recently, it was found that if the thermalization is driven by elastic processes, there inevitably appears Bose-Einstein condensation of gluons if provided very high initial gluon density, e.g., the glasma initial condition. But we know for QCD the inelastic processes can be as important as elastic processes, then how do inelastic processes change this picture? Would they forbid the emergence of gluon condensate? I will present our current study on these questions.