Past Theoretical Physics Seminars at BNL


  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    2:30pm, Small Seminar Room
    Unveiling New Physics Through Angular Distributions at the LHC
    Rodolfo Capdevilla (Notre Dame)
    HET Seminar

  • Thursday, November 1, 2018

    12:00pm, Room 2-160, Bldg. 510
    DIS on "Nuclei" using holography
    Kiminad Mamo (Stony Brook University)
    RIKEN Lunch Seminar
    4:00pm, CFNS Seminar Room 2-38
    TBA
    Al Mueller (Columbia University)
    CFNS Seminar

  • Friday, November 2, 2018

    2:00pm, CNFS Seminar Room 2-38
    Diffractive Electron-Nucleus Scattering and Ancestry in Branching Random Walks
    Al Mueller (Columbia)
    Nuclear Theory / RIKEN seminar

  • Friday, November 9, 2018

    2:00pm, CNFS Seminar Room 2-38
    TBA
    Ajit Srivastava (Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar)
    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN seminar

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    2:30pm, Small Seminar Room
    TBA
    Konstantinos Orginos (College of William and Mary)
    HET Seminar

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018

    12:00pm, 2-160, Bldg. 510
    Exclusive $\rho$ meson production in $eA$ collisions: collinear factorization and the CGC
    Renaud Boussarie (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
    We will focus on the theoretical description of exclusive ρ meson production in eA collisions, using a hybrid factorization scheme which involves Balitsky's shockwave description of the Color Glass Condensate in the t channel, and Distribution Amplitudes (DAs) in the s channel. We will first give a quick introduction to the shockwave framework and to collinear factorization up to twist 3 for DAs, then we will apply these framweworks to the production of a longitudinal meson at NLO accuracy, and to the production of a transverse meson at twist 3 accuracy. We will insist on the experimental applications, and on several theoretical questions raised by our results: the dilute BFKL limit at NLO for diffraction, and collinear factorization breaking at twist 3.

  • Friday, November 16, 2018

    2:00pm, CNFS Seminar Room 2-38
    N/A
    Dimitra Karabali (Lehman College CUNY)
    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018

    12:00pm, 2-160, Bldg. 510
    TBA
    Mario Mitter (Brookhaven National Laboratory)


  • Friday, November 30, 2018

    2:00pm, CNFS seminar room 2-38
    TBA
    Juan Rojo (VU University)
    Nuclear Theory / RIKEN seminar

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    2:30pm, YITP Stony Brook
    TBA
    Jiji Fan (Syracuse)
    Joint YITP/HET Theory Seminar

  • Thursday, December 6, 2018

    12:00pm, Room 2-160, Bldg. 510
    Proton decay
    Jun-Sik Yoo (Stony Brook University)
    RIKEN Lunch Seminar
    12:00pm, 2-160, Bldg. 510
    On QCD and its Phase Diagram from a Functional RG Perspective
    Mario Mitter (BNL)


  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    2:30pm, YITP Stony Brook
    TBA
    TBA
    Joint YITP/HET Theory Seminar

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019

    12:00pm, 2-160, Bldg. 510
    A novel background subtraction method for jet studies in heavy ion collisions
    Alba Soto Ontoso (BNL)


  • Friday, January 18, 2019

    2:00pm, CFNS seminar room 2-38
    TBA
    Andrey Sadofyev (LANL T-2)
    Nuclear Theory / RIKEN seminar

  • Thursday, January 24, 2019

    12:00pm, 1-224, Bldg. 510 (different from usual room)
    In this talk, I will present a connection between two approaches of studying quarkonium dynamics inside quark-gluon plasma: the open quantum system formalism and the transport equation. I will discuss insights from the perspective of quantum information. I will show that under the weak coupling and Markovian approximations, the Lindblad equation turns to a Boltzmann transport equation after a Wigner transform is applied to the system density matrix. I will demonstrate how the separation of physical scales justifies the approximations, by using effective field theory of QCD. Finally, I will show some phenomenological results based on the derived transport equation.
    Xiaojun Yao (Duke University)
    In this talk, I will present a connection between two approaches of studying quarkonium dynamics inside quark-gluon plasma: the open quantum system formalism and the transport equation. I will discuss insights from the perspective of quantum information. I will show that under the weak coupling and Markovian approximations, the Lindblad equation turns to a Boltzmann transport equation after a Wigner transform is applied to the system density matrix. I will demonstrate how the separation of physical scales justifies the approximations, by using effective field theory of QCD. Finally, I will show some phenomenological results based on the derived transport equation.

  • Friday, January 25, 2019

    2:00pm, CNFS Seminar Room 2-38
    TBA
    Paolo Glorioso (Kadanoff Center for Theoretical Physics and Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago)
    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN seminar