University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Nuclear Physics Seminar

Wednesday, October 13th 2010
1:30 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Michael Albright and Joe Kapusta, University of Minnesota
Subject: Quasi-Particle Theory of Transport in Hot Dense Matter

A theoretical framework for the calculation of transport coefficients of
hadronic matter at finite temperature is presented. The framework is
based on the quasi-particle picture. It allows for an arbitrary number of hadron species with point-like interactions, and allows for both elastic and inelastic collisions. Detailed balance is ensured. The particles have temperature dependent masses arising from mean field or potential effects, which maintains self-consistency between the equation of state and the transport coefficients. An application to the linear sigma model is given.

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