MLL-Kolloquium: Dr. Viljami Leino (Physik Department T30f, TUM): Heavy Quark Diffusion from Lattice-QCD Simulations

Lecture hall (ground floor, west) (LMU building, Am Coulombwall 1, Garching)

Lecture hall (ground floor, west)

LMU building, Am Coulombwall 1, Garching


The extreme state of matter produced in heavy-ion collisions at ultrarelativistic colliders can be characterized as a strongly coupled quark-gluon plasma. Within this plasma, the heavy quarks can be seen to behave according to Langevin dynamics, with a diffusion coefficient related to their momentum distibution. In this talk I will review the theoretical setting and present a lattice-QCD determination of the heavy quark momentum diffusion coefficient over a wide range of temperatures.

Organized by

Peter Thirolf (LMU) / Norbert Kaiser (TUM)