20-27 July 2011
Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo
Europe/Paris timezone

Initial conditions in heavy ion collisions: from RHIC to the LHC

21 Jul 2011, 14:30
Lesdiguières (Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo)


Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo

Parallel session talk Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ions


Dr Javier L. Albacete (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)


I will present a brief review of the different approaches to the description of bulk particle production in heavy ion collisions at RHIC and the LHC, with emphasis in the Color Glass Condensate approach (CGC). In the CGC approach coherence effects are taken into account through non-linear QCD renormalization group equations and also in the use of semi-classical methods appropriate at high gluon densities. Recent improvements in the phenomenological implementations of CGC ideas, such as inclusion of running coupling correctionsor the use of Monte Carlo techniques, allow for a consistent, unified description of data from different systems: from e+p to A+A collisions, including latest LHC data.

Primary author

Dr Javier L. Albacete (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)

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