Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar

"The role of monopoles in a gluon plasma"

Presented by Claudia Ratti, Stony Brook University

Friday, December 12, 2008, 2:00 pm — Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

We study the role of magnetic monopoles at high enough temperature $T>2T_c$, when they can be considered heavy, rare objects embedded into matter consisting mostly of the usual "electric" quasiparticles, quarks and gluons. We find that, while this process hardly influences thermodynamic quantities, it produces a large transport cross section, keeping viscosity small enough for hydrodynamics to work at LHC.

Hosted by: Gregory Soyez

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