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Björn Schenke, Scientist

Research Interests

I am interested in nuclear matter under extreme conditions of high temperature and density and nuclei at high energy.

I am working on many-body quantum chromo dynamics in the high energy limit, studying for example the evolution of Wilson line correlators with changing gluon momentum fraction x in hadrons. This evolution is governed by renormalization group equations within the color-glass-condensate effective theory. The solutions to these equations allow for the computation of a wide range of multi-particle final states in deeply inelastic scattering and hadronic collisions at e.g. RHIC, LHC and a future electron-ion collider (EIC), offering insight into the properties of hadronic matter at high energy and in particular gluon saturation.

I am also working on relativistic viscous hydrodynamic simulations of heavy-ion collisions aimed at revealing the transport properties of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP), Monte-Carlo methods for describing the evolution of light and heavy hard partons in the QGP, and various other topics related to the physics of heavy-ion collisions.

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Recent Publications

  • A. Dumitru, J. Jalilian-Marian, T. Lappi, B. Schenke, R. Venugopalan, Renormalization group evolution of multi-gluon correlators in high energy QCD, Phys. Lett. B706, 219-224 (2011).
  • C. Young, B. Schenke, S. Jeon, C. Gale, Dijet asymmetry at the energies available at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, Phys. Rev. C84, 024907 (2011).
  • B. Schenke, S. Jeon, C. Gale, Anisotropic flow in root(s) = 2.76 TeV Pb+Pb collisions at the LHC, Phys. Lett. B702, 59-63 (2011).
  • B. Schenke, S. Jeon, C. Gale, Elliptic and Triangular Flow in Event-by-Event D=3+1 Viscous Hydrodynamics, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 042301 (2011).

Björn Schenke