Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar

"Jet evolution in stable and unstable non-Abelian plasmas"

Presented by Bjoern Schenke, McGill University, Canada

Friday, June 12, 2009, 1:00 pm — Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

I present results for elastic energy loss and momentum broadening of high momentum partons in hot and dense non-Abelian plasmas, obtained by solving the coupled system of Wong-Yang-Mills equations on a lattice in real time. Including hard elastic collisions among the particles we find cutoff independent results for collisional energy loss and momentum broadening in stable plasmas. Furthermore, I present the effects of instabilities on jet-broadening in anisotropic plasmas. In this case the partons experience asymmetric broadening in the extended domains of growing color fields.

Hosted by: Gregory Soyez

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