Płoszajczak, M. Okołowicz, J.

Mixing of the shell model (SM) eigenstates due to the coupling via the common decay channel leads in many cases to the formation of a collective eigenstate which carries many features of the nearby decay channel. This generic mechanism in open quantum systems explains the phenomenological Ikeda diagram and generalizes it for various clusters/correl...

Kurkela, Aleksi Mazeliauskas, Aleksas

We performed state-of-the-art QCD effective kinetic theory simulations of chemically equilibrating QGP in longitudinally expanding systems. We find that chemical equilibration takes place after hydrodynamization, but well before local thermalization. By relating the transport properties of QGP and the system size we estimate that hadronic collision...

Finn, Kieran Karamitsos, Sotirios Pilaftsis, Apostolos

We develop a quantum effective action for scalar-tensor theories of gravity which is both spacetime diffeomorphism invariant and field reparameterisation (frame) invariant beyond the classical approximation. We achieve this by extending the Vilkovisky--DeWitt formalism, treating both the scalar fields and the components of the gravitational tensor ...

Angoletta, M.E. Albright, S. Findlay, A. Myklebust, V.R. Jaussi, M. Molendijk, J.C. Pittet, N.

An innovative digital Low-Level RF (LLRF) family has been developed at CERN and deployed on several circular machines. Operation of CERN's PS Booster (PSB), Low Energy Ion Ring (LEIR) and Extra Low ENergy Antiproton (ELENA) ring all reaped great benefit from the flexibility and processing power of this new family. Beam and cavity feedback loops hav...

Shi, Peng Du, Luping Li, Congcong Zayats, Anatoly V. Yuan, Xiaocong

Quantum spin-Hall effect, a manifestation of topological properties that govern the behavior of surface states, was studied intensively in condensed matter physics resulting in the discovery of topological insulators. The quantum spin-Hall effect of light was introduced for surface plane-waves which intrinsically carry transverse optical spin, lead...

Shaikh, Wadut

Heavy quarks are produced at the first instant of a nucleus--nucleus collision and therefore are an important tool to study the subsequent high energy-density medium formed in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions. A series of experimental efforts for understanding the properties of the Quark--Gluon Plasma (QGP), a medium consisting of a deconfin...

Kalita, Surajit Mukhopadhyay, Banibrata

A number of recent observations have suggested that the Einstein's theory of general relativity may not be the ultimate theory of gravity. The f(R) gravity model with R being the scalar curvature turns out to be one of the best bet to surpass the general relativity which explains a number of phenomena where Einstein's theory of gravity fails. In th...

Ahmed, Taushif Henn, Johannes Mistlberger, Bernhard

We compute all helicity amplitudes for four-particle scattering in massless QCD with $n_f$ fermion flavours to next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) in perturbation theory. In particular, we consider all possible configurations of external quarks and gluons. We evaluate the amplitudes in terms of a Laurent series in the dimensional regulator to the ...

Lei, Jin Moro, Antonio M.

Collisions between complex nuclei may give rise to their total or partial fusion. The latter case is found experimentally to gain importance when one of the colliding nuclei is weakly bound. It has been commonly assumed that the partial fusion mechanism is a two-step process, whose first step is the dissociation of the weakly bound nucleus, followe...

Yu, Shiqi

NOvA is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. It is optimized to measure $\nu_e$ appearance and $\nu_{\mu}$ disappearance at the Far Detector in the $\nu_{\mu}$ beam produced by the NuMI facility at Fermilab. NOvA uses a convolutional neural network (CNN) to identify neutrino events in two functionally identical liquid scintillator detec...