12-18 August 2012
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Hydrodynamic Fluctuations and Two‐Particle Correlations

18 Aug 2012, 10:30
Regency 2/3

Regency 2/3

Oral Presentation New theoretical developments Plenary VIB: Flash Talks


Todd Springer (U)


We investigate contributions from local hydrodynamic fluctuations to the near side ridge in the two‐particle correlation data from heavy ion collisions. We introduce a local perturbation on top of a hydrodynamic flow which respects conformal symmetry and incorporates radial flow. The subsequent evolution of the perturbation is determined by hydrodynamics; after freeze‐out, we examine the effects this local perturbation on the single particle spectrum, as well as the angular and rapidity dependence of the two‐particle correlation function. We hope that our analytical results in this physical system with enhanced symmetries will provide guidance to those wishing to incorporate flow fluctuations

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