Bottomonium suppression and elliptic flow in heavy-ion collisions
- Prof. Michael STRICKLAND
- Prof. Michael STRICKLAND (Kent State University)
We report predictions for the suppression and elliptic flow of Υ(1S), Υ(2S), and Υ(3S) in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions and compare to experimental data. To obtain our results, we numerically solve a Lindblad-type equation for the evolution of the heavy-quarkonium reduced density matrix in the quark-gluon plasma. The resulting evolution describes the full 3D quantum and non-abelian evolution of the reduced density matrix for bottomonium states.