• May 21 2013

    WITS Node Seminar: Dr Hesam Soltanpanahi Sarabi (University of the Witwatersrand)

    Good morning All,

    The National Institute for Theoretical Physics, and the Centre for Theoretical Physics, School of Physics, would like to invite to its coming talk in the theoretical physics seminar series, entitled:

    "The Imaginary part of static potential in strongly coupled anisotropic plasma"

    to be presented by Dr. Hesam Soltanpanahi Sarabi (University of the Witwatersrand)

    Abstract: We study the imaginary part of the static potential, associated to thermal width in finite temperature strongly coupled anisotropic plasma. We ?firstly derive the potential for a generic anisotropic background. Then we apply our formulas to a theory where the anisotropy has been generated by a space dependent axion term. We ?find that using our method there exist a peculiar turning point in the imaginary part of the potential similar to the one of the real part. The presence of anisotropy leads to decrease of the imaginary potential, where larger decrease happens along the anisotropic direction. To estimate the thermal width, we use an approximate extrapolation beyond the turning point that the potential is defined and we ?find decrease in presence of the anisotropy.

    Date: Tuesday, 21st May 2013
    Venue: Frank Nabarro Lecture Theatre P216
    Time: 13.20 - 14.10

    I hope you shall all be able to attend,

    Yours sincerely,

    Alan S. Cornell

    School of Physics
    University of the Witwatersrand
    Private Bag 3
    Wits 2050
    South Africa