Strongly Coupled Plasmas: Electromagnetic, Nuclear and Atomic


December 16 & 17, 2004


A RIKEN-BNL Research Center Workshop


At Brookhaven National Laboratory

Upton, New York, USA


Organizers: B. Jacak, E. Shuryak, T. Hallman, S.A. Bass and R. Davidson



There has been a tremendous amount of discussion recently about the level of proof for Quark Gluon Plasma discovery at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. One of the striking results is that the quark gluon plasma accessible at RHIC appears to be strongly coupled. The properties of strongly coupled plasmas are of intense interest in the traditional Plasma Physics community, who have been developing tools to study such matter theoretically and experimentally. Despite the fact that one plasma interacts electromagnetically and the other through the strong interaction, there is tremendous commonality in the intellectual approach and even the theoretical and experimental tools. As we seek to develop ways to measure and understand the fascinating properties of the quark gluon plasma, the time has come to make contact with plasma and also atomic physicists and share techniques and ideas. Consequently, we are planning a two-day workshop at the RIKEN-BNL Research Center to establish contact between the two communities and explore possible avenues for collaboration.


Topics: Plasma diagnostics, high momentum gluon and heavy quark probes of quark gluon plasmas, studies of strongly coupled, non-ideal electromagnetic plasma, transport theories for strongly coupled plasmas, hydrodynamic modeling, thermalization


Confirmed Speakers: Miklos Gyulassy, Setsuo Ichimaru, Tetsuo Hatsuda, Mark Baker, Todd Ditmire, Dick Lee, Tetsufumi Hirano, Kirill Filimonov, Axel Drees, John Thomas


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