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           11:00 - 13:00     ILSF Technical Groups Weekly Meeting

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           11:00 - 12:00     Journal Club: Experiment & Phenomenology - google meet
Chiral magnetic effect (CME) reveals the topology of gauge fields in heavy-ion collisions

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Abstract: The topological structure of vacuum is the cornerstone of non-Abelian gauge theories describing strong and electroweak interactions within the standard model of particle physics. However, transitions between different topological sectors of the vacuum (believed to be at the origin of the baryon asymmetry of the Universe) have never been observed directly. An experimental observation of such transitions in Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) has become possible in heavy-ion collisions, where the chiral magnetic effect converts the chiral asymmetry (generated by topological transitions in hot QCD matter) into an electric current, under the p ...