High Energy QCD Journal Club


Moderators: Yuri Kovchegov, Matt Sievert

Office: M2042 (YK), M2041 (MS) Physics Research Bldg

Office Hours: stop by anytime

Club Meets: Spring: Mondays 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, PRB, room M2035. [Fall: Fridays 2-3 pm (room reserved for 2-4 pm), PRB, room M2035.]

*** First Club Meeting TBD ***


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Below is a tentative outline of possible topics to be discussed and dates when they are likely to be discussed. We will need at least two discussion leaders per each topic, please volunteer! The references next to each topic are supposed to complement the above references. The discussion leaders would have to purchase and deliver DONUTS before each meeting: contributions to the donut fund will be determined, bring your own drinks though!

Date of MeetingTopicReferencesDiscussion Leader
August 31 General organizational meeting None Yuri, Zhi
September 21 Deep Inelastic Scattering (DIS)
  • M. E. Peskin, D. V. Schroeder - An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory
  • G. Sterman - An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
  • Stuart's Particle Physics notes on Carmen
  • My Particle notes (used by Zhi and Matt, please read!)
  • F. Halzen, A. Martin Quarks and leptons: an introductory course in modern particle physics
  • R.K. Ellis, W.J. Stirling, B.R. Webber QCD and collider physics
  • T.-P. Cheng and L.-F. Li Gauge Theory of Elementary Particle Physics
  • Light Cone Perturbation Theory (LCPT): G.P. Lepage, S.J. Brodsky, Exclusive Processes In Perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics, Phys. Rev. D 22, 2157 (1980)
  • LCPT: S.J. Brodsky, H.C. Pauli, S.S. Pinsky, hep-ph/9705477
  • Zhi
    September 28 Parton Model Here are the notes Matt plans to use Matt
    October 5 The DGLAP evolution equation Shirley will use my Particle notes Shirley
    October 12 DGLAP solution; Hadronic scattering cross section at the lowest order Chun's notes, Yuri's book Chun
    October 19 The BFKL evolution equation, its solution and problems; the GLR equation and saturation Postponed Postponed
    October 26 The BFKL evolution equation: a derivation Chun's notes, Yuri's book Chun
    November 2 The BFKL evolution equation: its solution and problems; the GLR equation and saturation Chun's notes, Yuri's book Chun
    November 9 Introduction to Light Cone perturbation theory Joe's notes Joe
    November 16 (i) Introduction to Light Cone perturbation theory; (ii) DIS in a quasi-classical approximation: Gribov-Glauber-Mueller multiple rescatterings, saturation scale, dipole amplitude Joe's notes Joe & Doug
    November 23 Friday after Thanksgiving None No meeting
    November 30 DIS in a quasi-classical approximation: Gribov-Glauber-Mueller multiple rescatterings, saturation scale, dipole amplitude Doug's notes Doug
    January 21 The McLerran-Venugopalan model, glue in an ultrarelativisic nucleus Jia's notes Jia
    January 28 The McLerran-Venugopalan model, glue in an ultrarelativisic nucleus Jia's notes Jia
    February 4 The McLerran-Venugopalan model, glue in an ultrarelativisic nucleus Jia's notes Jia
    February 11 Small-x evolution in DIS: Mueller's dipole model and the BK equation Matt's notes Christian's notes Christian & Matt
    February 18 Mueller's dipole model and the BK equation. Matt's notes Christian's notes Christian & Matt
    February 25 Mueller's dipole model and the BK equation.Solution of BK evolution equation. Geometric scaling and small-x DIS phenomenology. Christian's notes Matt's notes Christian & Matt
    March 4 Solution of BK evolution equation. Geometric scaling and small-x DIS phenomenology. Matt's notes Matt
    March 11 Spring Break None No meeting
    March 18 The JIMWLK evolution equation, the Balitsky hierarchy Shirley's notes Chun & Shirley
    March 25 The JIMWLK evolution equation, the Balitsky hierarchy Chun's notes Chun & Shirley
    April 1 Gluon producion in DIS and pA: k_T-factorization; KLN model and implications for heavy ion collisions; pA and AA phenomenology Chris's notes Chris
    April 8 Gluon producion in DIS and pA: k_T-factorization; KLN model and implications for heavy ion collisions; pA and AA phenomenology Chris's notes Chris
    April 15 NO MEETING Matt and Yuri are out of town no meeting
    April 22 NLO BK and related topics Giovanni's notes Giovanni

    Yuri Kovchegov