Particles, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar

Gluon saturation in high energy QCD

Javier Albacete
Department of Physics
Ohio State University

The idea of saturation of parton densities in high-energy QCD is an old one. However, it is nowadays when the kinematical region (small-x) in which the saturation phenomenon may show up is becoming experimentally accessible. This has triggered an intense theoretical activity about this topic. I will review the basic formalism for the understanding of saturation physics, focusing in the Balitsky–Kovchegov equation, both for fixed and running coupling, its numerical solutions as well as its phenomenological applications.

Monday, April 16, 2007
2:00 pm
Gant Science Complex
Physics Department
Room P121

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