Sep 6 – 8, 2018
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA)
Europe/Berlin timezone

On nonequilibrium quarkonium evolution in the QGP fireball

Sep 7, 2018, 11:35 AM
E.0.11 (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA))


Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA)

Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1 85748 Garching
Quarkonia Quarkonia


Yan Zhu (TUM)


A Lindblad equation for the evolution of heavy quarkonia in QGP has recently been derived from potential non-relativistic QCD (pNRQCD) and open quantum system framework. We derive the classical limit of the evolution equations for color-singlet and color-octet quarkonia states. Within the classical approximations, we are able to write the evolution equations respectively as a Langevin equation and Boltzmann equations in two different regimes. This allows us to identify the difference between quantum and classical evolution, and examine the effect of classical approximations. Applications to the study of the quarkonium evolution in QGP are presented.

Primary authors

Antonio Vairo (TUM) Nora Brambilla (Physik Department, TU Munich) Peter Vander Griend (Technical University of Munich) Yan Zhu (TUM)

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