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QCD plasma instability and thermalisation at heavy ion collisions

Presenter: Kari Rummukainen — University of Oulu

Dietrich Bödeker, Kari Rummukainen

Plasma instabilities may play a significant role in thermalising the QCD plasma in heavy ion collisions. We numerically investigate the instabilities in QCD using an effective theory for real-time evolution of the soft gauge field modes. With suitable initial conditions, we observe a strong instability which rapidly produces a quasi-thermal distribution of the soft modes.