Feb 5 – 11, 2017
Hyatt Regency Chicago
America/Chicago timezone

New quantum effects in relativistic magnetohydrodynamics

Feb 8, 2017, 8:30 AM
Regency C

Regency C

Oral New Theoretical Developments Parallel Session 5.3: New Theoretical Developments (I)


Prof. Dmitri Kharzeev (Stony Brook University and BNL)


Chiral anomaly induces a new kind of macroscopic quantum behavior in relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, including the chiral magnetic effect. In this talk we will present two new quantum effects present in fluids that contain chiral fermions:
1) the turbulent inverse cascade driven by the chiral anomaly; 2) quantized chiral magnetic current induced by the reconnections of magnetic flux. The implications for the evolution of the quark-gluon plasma produced in heavy ion collisions will be discussed.

Collaboration Not applicable
Preferred Track New Theoretical Developments

Primary author

Prof. Dmitri Kharzeev (Stony Brook University and BNL)


Dr Yi Yin (MIT)

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