12-18 August 2012
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Anisotropic flow in event-by-event ideal hydrodynamic simulations of √sNN=200 GeV Au+Au collisions

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

Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Poster Global and collective dynamics Poster Session Reception


Dr Frederique Grassi (Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil)


We calculate flow observables with the NeXSPheRIO ideal hydrodynamic model and make the first comparison to the complete set of mid- rapidity flow measurements made by the PHENIX collaboration in top energy Au+Au collisions. A simultaneous calculation of v2, v3, v4, and the first event-by-event calculation of quadrangular flow defined with respect to the v2 event plane (v4{psi2}) gives good agreement with measured values, including the dependence on both transverse momentum and centrality. This provides confirmation that the collision system is indeed well described as a quark-gluon plasma with an extremely small viscosity, and that correlations are dominantly generated from collective effects. In addition we present a prediction for v5. Reference: arXiv:1203.2882

Primary authors

Dr Fernando Gardim (Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil) Dr Frederique Grassi (Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil) Dr Jean-Yves Ollitrault (Institut de Physique Theorique-Saclay, France) Dr Matthew Luzum (Institut de Physique Theorique-Saclay, France)

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