Gearing up for the EIC era: precision computations in the CGC

12/02/2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Farid Salazar Wong (UCLA)
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Understanding the high energy limit of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) is one of the outstanding goals in nuclear and particle physics. At very high energies, it is conjectured that hadrons and nuclei transform into a universal form of matter known as the Color Glass Condensate (CGC). The CGC is an effective field theory for high-density saturated small-x gluons. This framework has been confronted with experimental data from HERA, RHIC, and the LHC, where hints of gluon saturation have been observed. In this seminar, I will review the state of the art of the CGC with an eye towards the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) era. I will emphasize recent next-to-leading-order computations for a variety of processes, and the potential for the discovery of gluon saturation at the EIC.


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