[PAST EVENT] Nuclear/Hadronic/Particle Theory Seminar

October 23, 2014
2pm - 3:30pm
Small Hall, Room 122
300 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Giovanni Chirilli (The Ohio State University)
Title: QCD dynamics at high-energy: linear and non-linear evolution equations

Abstract: The growth of the hadronic and nuclear scattering cross sections with energy is described by the linear BFKL evolution equation. At very high energies, when the parton density becomes high, the cross section reaches the unitarity limit, and the transition to high parton density is described by the non-linear BK and JIMWLK evolution equations. These equations are currently the starting point of discussion for future experiments like the proposed Electron Ion Collider (EIC) or the Large Hadron electron Collider (LHeC) and also play an important role in current RHIC and LHC experiments involving nucleus-nucleus and proton-nucleus collisions.