Introductory / Overview Talks I
- Charles Gale (McGill University)
In this talk, I will discuss the description of the early stages of a heavy ion collision in the color glass condensate framework. Concerning the issue of isotropization/hydrodynamization in the final state evolution, I will present the results of various approaches (classical statistical simulations, 2PI formalism, and kinetic theory) in order to clarify their relationships.
I will review the latest developments in the global analysis of nuclear PDFs.
Diffractive vector meson production measured at HERA provides information on the size of the proton and fluctuations of the proton shape. In particular the differential incoherent cross section allows us to constrain a model for proton shape fluctuations within the dipole model. We then incorporate the constrained fluctuating protons in simulations of p+Pb collisions within the IP-Glasma +...
In ultra-relvativistic heavy-ion collisions, the intense electromagnetic fields produced by the nuclei give rise to large fluxes of equivalent photons. Photons that are emitted coherently by the entire nuclear charge is enhanced by a factor of Z^2, resulting in interaction rates much higher than in pp collisions. These reactions are the dominant interaction mechanism when the nuclei have large...