Dissertation Defense: Yi Yin
In this defense, I will present my research on various aspects of QCD in extreme environments and heavy-ion phenomenology. Among them, I will select two topics with in-depth discussion.
The first topic is on the description of chiral charge transport in non-equilibrium conditions within the framework of kinetic theory. In the second topic, we will discuss longitudinal expansion of a fireball created in heavy-ion collisions.
Finally, other results from my Ph.D. will be briefly reviewed. They include 1) the extraction of the electrical conductivity of quark-gluon plasma, for the first time in literature, from photon data; 2) the realistic implementation of chiral charge transport, also for the first time in literature, during the hydrodynamic expansion of heavy-ion collisions and 3) applications of gauge/gravity correspondence to the fate of charmonium in QCD-like plasma.