Published: 02 February 2017

In the second appointment of the ALICE Journal Club, which will take place on Thursday 23rd of February, from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm, Jacquelyn Noronha-Hostler, of the University of Houston, will give an introduction to relativistic hydrodynamics.

Jacquelyn Noronha-Hostler

In the previous issue of Alice Matters we presented the ALICE Journal Club, an initiative promoted by junior researchers of ALICE to foster further education of students and researchers in general. The second appointment will take place on Thursday 23rd of February, from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm. In this lecture Jacquelyn Noronha-Hostler, of the University of Houston, will give an introduction to relativistic hydrodynamics, focusing on the relevant ingredients of the model and its implications for experimental observables. A discussion session will follow.

Abstract: Relativistic hydrodynamics is the framework with which most of the models of heavy-ion collisions describe the strongly-coupled QGP phase. It has been proven a key ingredient for successfully describing different “soft" observables (flow, correlations, spectra), providing valuable insight into the bulk proprieties of the QGP. While experiments move more and more towards high precision measurements, it has been shown that the use of a realistic event-by-event description of the medium, such as the one provided by hydro, plays a crucial role in correctly describing “hard" observables as well, such as jets [1] and heavy flavour [2].

 

More information about the topic can be found in [3] and [4].

[1] https://arxiv.org/abs/1606.03250

[2] https://arxiv.org/abs/1609.06093

[3] https://arxiv.org/abs/1301.5893

[4] https://arxiv.org/abs/1610.05341