**Office: **M2042 Physics Research Building

**Office Hours: ** stop by anytime

**Course Meets: **Wednesdays Fridays 11:10 am - 12:30 pm , Physics Research Building, room M2035.

***** First Class Meets January 9, 2019 *****

- Introduction: basics of QCD perturbation theory.
- Deep inelastic scattering, parton model and Bjorken scaling, DGLAP evolution equations.
- Energy evolution and leading logarithm-1/x approximation in QCD: BFKL equation (first introductory visit), its solution, GLR-MQ equation.
- Dipole approach to high parton density QCD: Glauber-Gribov-Mueller multiple rescatterings, saturation; dipole model and BFKL equation (second visit); BK equation and its solution, saturation regime with energy dependence of the saturation scale.
- Classical gluon fields and the Color Glass Condensate: MV model, JIMWLK evolution, light-cone Wilson lines.
- Particle production in high energy QCD.*
- Diffraction.* Connections to the physics of the Electron-Ion Collider.* * = if time allows

- Yuri V. Kovchegov, Eugene Levin - Quantum Chromodynamics at High Energy, Google Books, Cambridge U Press, Book website with erratum

- J.R. Forshaw, D.A. Ross - Quantum chromodynamics and the pomeron, Google Books
- G. Sterman - An introduction to quantum field theory, Google Books
- F. Halzen, A. D. Martin - Quarks and Leptons: An Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics, Google Books
- M. E. Peskin, D. V. Schroeder - An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory (mostly Part III), Google Books
- T.-P. Cheng and L.-F. Li - Gauge Theory of Elementary Particle Physics, Google Books

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- HW 5
- HW 6
- HW 7

Yuri Kovchegov