Quark-Gluon Plasma and Cold Atomic Physics

Markus Oberthaler / Jan M. Pawlowski / Johanna Stachel

Participating EMMI research groups

Ewerz / Jochim / Oberthaler / Pawlowski / Salmhofer / Schaffner-Bielich / Schweda / Stachel / Weidemüller / Wimberger

Physikalisches Institut, kleiner Hörsaal, Philosophenweg 12

 Montag 16:15 bis 17:45 Uhr

The Seminar explores the synergies and communalities between the physics of the coldest and the hottest systems we can study experimentally in the laboratory: cold quantum gases and the quark-gluon plasma. It brings together interested students and researchers and experts working in one or both of these areas.

This seminar continues the QGP--Cold-Atoms Seminar of the summer term 2008, is more discussion-based and is focussed on

  • Aspects of transport and hydrodynamics
  • Physics of phase transitions


Topics are assigned anytime by the respective Chair listed below.




 6.4. Phenomenology of hydrodynamics Sagert/Schaffner-Bielich
 20.4. Kinetic theory Moroz/Pawlowski
 27.4. Hyddrodynamics of ultracold gases Schuster/Oberthaler
 4.5. Hydrodynamics in astrophysics Klessen
 11.5. Viscous hydrodynamics in the quark-gluon plasma Klein
 18.5. Viscosity/entropy bounds from string theory
Discussion on viscous hydrodynamics
 25.5. No Seminar
 8.6. No Seminar
 8.6. Phase transitions: phenomenology Dubbers
 22.6. Phase transitions: theoretical concepts Pawlowski
 29.6. Ising model Salmhofer
 6.7. Cold quantum gases & discussion on phase transitions G\"unter/Weidemüller


  • talks should be planned for about 30 minutes.
  • Computer presentation/black board; technical support can be provided.
  • in case you need a laptop, please notify us in time.