Many measurements of quarkonium suppression at the LHC, e.g. the nuclear modification factor RAA J/ψ of , are well described by a multitude of different models. Thus pinpointing the underlying physics aspects is difficult and guidance based on first principles is needed. Here we present the current status of our ongoing high precision study of in-medium spectral properties of both bottomonium and charmonium based on NRQCD on the lattice. This effective field theory allows us to capture the physics of quarkonium without modeling assumptions in a thermal QCD medium. In our study a first principles and realistic description of the QCD medium is provided by state-of-the-art lattices of the HotQCD collaboration at almost physical pion mass. Our updated results corroborate a picture of sequential modification of states with respect to their vacuum binding energy. Using a novel low-gain variant of the Bayesian BR method for reconstructing spectral functions we find that remnant features of the Upsilon may survive up to T ~ 400MeV, while the xb signal disappears around T ~ 270MeV. The cc analysis hints at melting of xc below T ~ 190MeV while some J/ψ remnant feature might survive up to T ~ 245MeV. An improved understanding of the numerical artifacts in the Bayesian approach and the availability of increased statistics have made possible a first quantitative study of the in-medium ground state masses, which tend to lower values as T increases, consistent with lattice potential based studies.


S. Kim, P. Petreczky, A. Rothkopf: High statistics study of in-medium S- and P-wave quarkonium states in lattice Non-relativistic QCD, Nucl. Phys. A 967 (2017) 724


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