Azimuthal asymmetries in high-energy collisions of protons with holographic shockwaves

20 May 2014, 16:30
spectrum (darmstadtium)



Board: C-16
Poster Initial State Physics Poster session


Jorge Noronha (University of Sao Paulo)


Large azimuthal quadrupole and octupole asymmetries have recently been found in p+Pb collisions at the LHC. We argue that these might arise from a projectile dipole scattering off randomly shaped intrinsic fluctuations in the target with a size on the order of the dipole. Generic energy-momentum fluctuations generate comparable asymmetries for all multipole moments vn. The holographic description of this process involves the calculation of a light-like Wilson loop in the background of a non-uniform holographic shockwave in the presence of a Neveu-Schwarz 2-form.
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Jorge Noronha (University of Sao Paulo)


Adrian Dumitru (Baruch College (City University of New York))

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