High Energy Physics Seminar: Dr. Srimoyee Sen, University of Arizona, Tucson  Add To Calendar

  • Date(s): Wednesday, 10/19 11:00 AM to Wednesday, 10/19 12:00 PM
  • Speaker: Dr. Srimoyee Sen
  • Host: Ho-Ung Yee
  • Campus Address: 2214 SES (Science and Engineering South)

Title: Chiral Shock Waves

Abstract:  We consider shock waves in relativistic chiral matter. We find that the conventional Rankine- Hugoinot relations have to be modified to take into account the physics of chiral transport phenomena. The entropy discontinuity in a weak shock wave is found to be linearly proportional to the pressure discontinuity when the effect of chiral transport becomes sufficiently large. We also show that rarefaction shock waves, which are absent in usual nonchiral fluids, can appear in chiral matter. These features are exemplified by shock propagation in dense neutrino matter in a vorticity in the hydrodynamic regime.

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