Dynamic Response of Viscous QGP to Strong Electromagnetic Fields

May 17, 2022, 10:00 AM


Christopher Grayson (Department of Physics, The University of Arizona)


We investigate the electromagnetic response of quark-gluon plasma starting from the Boltzmann
equation in the limit of linear response. We model the quark-gluon plasma as an infinite medium
of ultra-relativistic quarks and anti-quarks which collide with a momentum averaged damping rate
in the BGK approximation. This medium is then perturbed electromagnetically by colliding heavy
ions and the resulting electro-magnetic field is evaluated and its observable effects discussed.

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