Brookhaven National Laboratory

Welcome to the Workshop on

Understanding QGP through Spectral Functions
and Euclidean Correlators

Meeting Date Main Meeting Location
April 23-25, 2008 Brookhaven National Laboratory
Physics Department, Bldg 510, Large Seminar Room

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Motivations & Plans
In the past decade there has been a massive effort exerted toward the understanding of how properties of hadrons change in medium and toward determining the transport coefficients of strongly interacting matter. The former could yield important signatures of deconfinement and chiral symmetry restoration at high temperatures and densities, while the later are crucial for understanding the dynamics of ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions.

As the RHIC data are maturing and LHC data-taking will soon occur, it seems now is a good time to have this topical workshop and take stock of how far we have come. In medium properties of hadrons and transport coefficients are encoded in spectral functions.

This workshop will address different methods and approaches used to determine the spectral functions, as well as the implication of the results for the phenomenology describing matter created under extreme conditions.

We aim to discuss the following specific topics:

  • Perturbative calculations of different spectral functions and transport coefficients,
  • Lattice calculation and understanding of Euclidean correlators, and use of Bayesian techniques (for heavy, as well as for light mesons),
  • Transport coefficients on the lattice,
  • Spectral functions and transport coefficients from N=4 super Yang Mills theory,
  • Relation of spectral functions and transport coefficients to heavy ion collisions.

Proceedings Information for Speakers
All speakers are to submit a 6-page Proceedings Package consisting of:

  • 1 cover page with name, affiliation and short summary
  • 5 significant pages from your presentation

Please note the following:

  • This Proceedings Package must be submitted prior to or during the workshop: a paper copy is preferable; however, if necessary, an electronic copy may be submitted to pesposit@bnl.gov.
  • The Proceedings are printed in black and white only…please avoid color.

Your cooperation is appreciated for timely publication of the proceedings after the workshop. Any questions contact Pam Esposito, the Event Coordinator, at 631-344-3097 or pesposit@bnl.gov

Limited on-site housing is available which will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The Event Coordinator will make on-site housing reservations for all visitors according to the arrival and departure dates listed on their registration form. Visitors will be contacted by the Event Coordinator regarding confirmation information.

Local Organizing Committee
Ágnes Mócsy (BNL)
Péter Petreczky (BNL)

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