Heavy ion theory: Review of recent developments with a first principles bias

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We discuss a number of prominent theoretical challenges in the physics of ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions, and review some recent attempts to tackle them. These examples cover most stages of the collision process, but emphasis is given to approaches that rely on first principles methods or well-established Effective Field Theory frameworks. The topics discussed in most detail include the early dynamics of a collision as well as the properties of quark gluon plasma in thermal equilibrium.
Original languageEnglish
Article number034
JournalPoS Proceedings of Science
Issue numberLeptonPhoton2015
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
Event27th International Symposium on Lepton Photon Interactions at High Energy (LP15) -
Duration: 17 Aug 201524 Aug 2015

Fields of Science

  • 114 Physical sciences

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