11-15 July 2016
University of Stavanger
Europe/Oslo timezone

Chiral magnetic effect and chiral kinetic theory

14 Jul 2016, 16:00
30m
Ø-130 (University of Stavanger)

Ø-130

University of Stavanger

Arne Rettedal building

Speaker

Dr Shi Pu (Institute for Theoretical Physics, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main)

Description

A power expansion scheme is set up to determine the Wigner function that satisfies the quantum kinetic equation for spin-1/2 charged fermions in a background electromagnetic field. Vector and axial-vector current induced by magnetic field and vorticity are obtained simultaneously from the Wigner function. The chiral magnetic and vortical effect and chiral anomaly are shown as natural consequences of the quantum kinetic equation. The axial-vector current induced by vorticity is argued to lead to a local polarization effect along the vorticity direction in heavy-ion collisions.

Primary authors

Jiunn-Wei Chen Qun Wang (University of Science and Technology of China) Dr Shi Pu (Institute for Theoretical Physics, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main) Xin-Nian Wang (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (US))

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