Working group 3

Working Group 3 - Initial state and hard probes

Physics focus of WG3 is on early processes in nuclear collisions at highest available energies and on related subjects. Thus it includes parton distribution functions in pp and nuclear collisions, shadowing and gluon saturation. Next studied are hard probes like jets with particular stress on their quenching and energy loss. This WG also deals with issues related to the production and further evolution of heavy quarks. Many of these topics are related to the dynamical evolution of the bulk part of the fireball and thus close collaboration with WG2 is expected.

Working group 3 is coordinated by Prof. Elena Gonzalez Ferreiro.