1. 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.