"Correlations from charge conservation -- Determining fundamental properties of the QGP"

Presented by Scott Pratt, Michigan State University

Friday, January 13, 2012, 2:00 pm — Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Charge correlations from lattice QCD provide insight into the degrees of freedom of the quark-gluon plasma. Charge correlations can also be measured experimentally at RHIC and at the LHC. However, comparing the two has seemed problematic since lattice calculations assume a particle bath while charge is locally conserved in a collision. The situation is further complicated by the dynamics of hadronization. I will show how one can account for effects of local charge conservation and pierce the fog of hadronization to make predictions for experimental correlations that are sensitive to the corresponding quantities measured on the lattice.