September 11, 2007

Seminars and Colloquia at Brookhaven National Laboratory


Friday, September 14, 2007
Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar
"Running Coupling in High Energy QCD Evolution"
Javier Albacete, Ohio State University
2:00 PM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Seminars and Collquia at the RIKEN BNL Research Center

None scheduled

Seminars and Colloquia at Stony Brook University

Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
"Proton Spin Puzzle, Part II: The tale of the elusive gluons..."
Abhay Deshpande, Stony Brook University
4:15 PM, Harriman 137

Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

XIIth International Workshop on Polarized Sources, Targets & Polarimetry
September 10-14, 2007
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Japan Physical Society Autumn Meeting
September 21-24, 2007
Sapporo, Japan

XII International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy (HADRON 2007)
October 8-13, 2007
Frascati, Italy

2007 Annual Meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society
October 10-13, 2007
Newport News, Virginia

Quark Matter 2008
February 4-10, 2008
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

2008 Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society
April 12-15, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri

International Conference on Particle and Nuclei (PANIC08)
November 9-14, 2008
Eilat, Israel


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Ludlam Named Physics Chair
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Quark-Gluon Plasma and String Theory
by Pavel Kovtun
What does quark-gluon plasma have to do with black holes? The question is actually not so silly as it sounds. In fact, black holes constitute an essential part of the theoretical apparatus which is used to understand thermal properties of various strongly interacting QCD-like systems. The whole setup goes by the name of "AdS/CFT correspondence", and has generated interest from both QCD and black hole theorists. The number of recent papers trying to connect black holes to RHIC physics measures in hundreds, RHIC theorists are invited to major string theory conferences, and string theorists are invited to major heavy ion meetings. What is this all about?