Seminar: Dynamical Evolution of Electromagnetic Field in Pre-equilbrium Quark-gluon Plasma
Title: Dynamical evolution of electromagnetic field in pre-equilbrium quark-gluon plasma
Speaker: Prof. YAN Li (Fudan University)
Time: 09:00am, May. 14 (Friday), 2021
Place: Room 218, Building 5
High-energy heavy-ion collisions generate an extremely strong magnetic field which plays a key role in a number of novel quantum phenomena in quark-gluon plasma (QGP), such as the chiral magnetic effect (CME). However, due to the complexity in theoretical modellings of the coupled electromagnetic fields and the QGP system, especially in the pre-equilibrium stages, the lifetime of the magnetic field in the QGP medium remains undetermined. We establish, for the first time, a kinetic framework to study the dynamical decay of the magnetic field in the early stages of a weakly coupled QGP by solving the coupled Boltzmann and Maxwell equations. With respect to realistic collisions at RHIC and the LHC, we estimate the residual strength of themagnetic field in the QGP when the system starts to evolve hydrodynamically.