String Theory Seminars

On heavy quark systems in quark-gluon plasma (Quantum Spacetime Seminar Series)

by Prof. Saumen Datta (TIFR)

Monday, April 24, 2017 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at A 304
High energy heavy ion collisions explore the high temperature deconfined ("quark-gluon plasma") phase of QCD. Heavy quark observables provide a very interesting probe of the plasma. Theoretically, the large mass of the quark leads to simplifications, which allow quantitative study of some observables even in the strongly coupled plasma. I will discuss some non-perturbative investigations into heavy quark observables. In particular, I will discuss bb bound states in the plasma, and energy loss of heavy quarks.