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Obtaining full vn distributions at the LHC

Aug 16, 2012, 4:00 PM
Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Poster Correlations and fluctuations Poster Session Reception


Anthony Robert Timmins (University of Houston (US))


The large multiplicities at the LHC potentially permit azimuthal flow to be accurately determined on an event by event basis in heavy-ion collisions. I will discuss methods one can obtain full vn distributions from such measurements. In particular, any measurement of event-wise flow will be subject to statistical smearing, and I will review unfolding techniques to recover the true vn distribution. The methods will be applied to various initial state models, such as Monte Carlo Glauber. I will also discuss the effect of non flow and data driven techniques to remove it. Such potential measurements will shed light on the full nature of vn fluctuations, and provide key constraints to the theories of initial conditions.

Primary author

Anthony Robert Timmins (University of Houston (US))


Jurgen Schukraft (CERN) Sergey Voloshin (Wayne State University (US))

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