RIKEN/BNL Lunch Time Talk
"Turbulent thermalization process in heavy-ion collisions at ultrarelativistic energies"
Presented by Soeren Schlichting, BNL
Thursday, January 16, 2014, 12:30 pm
Physics, Building 510, Room 2-160
Hosted by: Kouji Kashiwa
In this talk I will discuss the thermalization process in non-Abelian gauge theories within a weak-coupling approach. We employ classical-statistical real-time lattice simulations as a first-principle approach, and compare our findings with kinetic theory considerations. Most remarkably, we find that the thermalization process of the longitudinally expanding plasma is governed by a universal attractor. At late times the system exhibits the self-similar dynamics characteristic of wave turbulence, irrespective of the underlying initial conditions.