The physics of the initial conditions of heavy ion collisions isdominated by the nonlinear gluonic interactions of QCD. These lead to the concepts of parton saturation and the Color Glass Condensate (CGC). We discuss recent progress in calculating multi-gluon correlations in this framework, prompted by the observation that these correlations are in fact easier to compute in a dense system (nucleus-nucleus) than a dilute one (proton-proton).
Progress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
- Pub Date:
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology;
- Nuclear Theory
- 8 pages, 5 figures, talk at the Symposium on High Energy Strong Interactions 2010 (HESI 2010), Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto, Japan, August 9-13, 2010